Whiteout Wit | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Whiteout WitWhiteout Wit

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with lemon peel, black peppercorns and coriander. Fermented and aged in French Oak Foudres with wit yeast and Brettanomyces. Bottle Conditioned for natural carbonation.

Added by sprucetip on 06-20-2011

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Ratings: 424 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 1. Pours a very hazy, bright golden straw color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is...HOLY SHIT... pardon my French, but that was the first thing I thought. This thing is BEYOND funkier than I was expecting. Definitely the funkiest aroma of all the Anchorage beers...I hate to say it, because I like the aroma, but it reminds me of farts. At first, you get a stinky "fart-like aroma" with a hint of bile. Then I get some delightful brett funk with lemon and citrus. Very crazy, yet favorable aroma. As it warms, the Chardonnay barrel really comes through Taste is initially light and crisp...refreshing...like a classic witbier or berliner. A lot of wheat flavor with lemon and some tart, brett flavors. Nice chardonnay flavor. Tons of barnyard and some floral flavors. Finish is packed with pepper and light hops. Mouthfeel is light-bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, I could see the aroma of this beer turning people off...but I'm a man who loves some funk in his barrel-aged wild yeast beers. Great beer!

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Photo of tln13
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale pastel straw gold, steady plume of rising champagne streams in the center. Two fingers of creamy white foam rise up and settle, leaving a sticky collar of lacing behind. Pouring the yeast clouds it up a bit,

Big Sorachi Ace aroma, lemon and eucalyptus, fruity with some hints of coconut. Pretty unique and exotic for a Wit, and not especially funky from the Brett, but there are signature traces that come across as wet hay and a slight sweet mustiness.

Lightly tart and quenching, finishes dry. Lemon pith, herbaceous notes from the hop varietal, smooth with a light spiciness that lingers, but subdued in the background. Citrus and wheat, tangy and quite drinkable.

Whiteout is in the same vein as Calabaza Blanca, Two Jokers, Whaleback White and other "sour wits" out there. The Sorachi and Brett make for a unique cocktail...

Sounds: SPK - Metal Field

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ADZA
3.47/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an apple juice hue which leaves a wispy fast vanishing one finger heaad and little lacing,the smell is typical brett along with must,spice and barnhouse funk,the mouthfeel is light bodied and thirst quenching with tastes of citrus zest,apple juice,white grapes,a slight mustiness,a touch of funk and finished with white grape dryness and overall its alright and nice for a hot summers day but would not buy again in a hurry.

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Photo of jpajpajeff
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of raveskdr
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked open a bottle during Parks and Rec, bought at The Wine and Cheese shop in St. Louis. Split 99.9/,01 with my puppy Dozey.

A - Beautiful orangeish yellow vibrant color. Fluffy white head that laces perfectly.

S - Smells like moderate brett and wheat deliciousness. A bit of fruitiness in there as well.

T - Wow. Up front is that brett funk along with some great wheat and spices. The flavors are all in perfect balance. Really wonderful. You get very, very slight wood notes from the barrel.

M - Drinks extremely easily. The brett doesn't linger on the palate. A good, moderate amount of carbonation.

O - A really, really nice beer. Just slightly under what I get from Fantome Saison. It's right in that ballpark. I really wish I could have tried Bitter Monk fresh, but now that I tried this, I'm gonna find a bottle with the faded hops and see how it goes.

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Photo of gatornation
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a corked and caged 750ml bottle

Batch 1 may 2011

A- pours a pale yellow color with loads of carbonation and a brilliant white 1 finger head that dissipates to a fresh collar some lacing evident

S - ripe tart fruits with brett , and an aroma of lemon biscuit a touch of spice and wine/oak

T- was tart lemon with a sour fruit funk up front that lingers in the mouth, Yum its funky and tart and fresh with a slight hop infusion that lingers

M- tart and crisp ,funky and creamy with a touch of sorachi hops a touch of buttery chardonnay is present from its time spent in the barrels

O- a well made wit with brett, light malt light hops, barrell aged, another great brew from anchorage

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Photo of popery
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Gobigvt7
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a goblet

looks even more fizzy and yellow than the beers normally categorized by fizzy yellow beers. almost bright yellow, not a hint of tan or amber, and a thick column of champagne bubbles from the bottle middle of the goblet, supporting an ample head. None of the "white"ness that usually accompanies a wit.

smells sour! yogurt lacto, grape skins, lemon zest. Not a lot else.

much less sour than implied by the nose. definite brett funk. After this, it gets a little weird. Coconut, whiskey barrel (yet aged in chard barrels?), and only a few traces of belgian wit spices. Some bready and bourbony aftertaste.

Very very light on the palate, high carbonation, no sweetness. Very low/no alcohol taste.

I LOVE every other beer Anchorage has made so I'm surprisingly underwhelmed by this offering. Needs to be more sour to keep up with the others (for sure) and could really use either some complimentary hops or more wit spices in addition to more souring.

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Photo of impending
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed pale yellow, pure white head, ok lacing.

Aroma is delicious with front and center brett surrounded by sweet citrus, ripe light skinned fruits and spices.

Sitting on the tongue the flavor coats, swallow, the aftertaste instantly evaporates parting with the tiniest of pleasant reminders. No floral perfumy aspect. Nearly zero bitter.

Perfectly balanced brett. Light crisp refreshing. Excellent hot summer afternoon brew. Never would peg this as a wit.

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Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of augustgarage
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler.

Inital pour is a clear very pale Stil de grain yellow with a lasting cap of soapy vanilla foam. Good retention, full fluffy lacing.

The Brett. is immediately apparent in the aroma with a funky/earthy note which dominates the nose. Touches of lemon and coriander float in and out as well.

Again, the Brett. takes center-stage, pummeling the palate with a persistent "horse-blanket" flavor. Citrus and spice add complexity, but the base seems to be tart lasting funk. The barrel aging comes out in the finish with hints of vanillin joining up with a long grape-like minerality. Vague oat/malt in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied, somewhat creamy and soft with good carbonation.

Difficult to rate as it sort of throws the style guidelines out the window. If you like tart funky renditions of classicaly refreshing ales, this will be perfect for you, but I don't think these elements should dominate the base beer as much as they do here.

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2.09/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Shared by Ryan thanks man.

A- Pours a hazy straw gold color with a nice foamy white head. Head is gone pretty quick and leaves a few bubbles of lacing. Looks like your typical wit.

S- Alright I knew I was in trouble right here. Quite a bit of funk going on here. A touch of lemon, grass, light wood and more funk.

T- There it is almost Earth shattering funk. Very sour. A tiny bit of wit bier here over run with sourness.

M- Pretty light in body with a nice amount of carbonation.

O- Brutally sour to me. I can't handle this one.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a two finger tall fluffy white head and some discernible visible carbonation. The beer exhibited moderate head retention and lacing.

S: Aromas were mostly oak and lemon.

T: Flavors were a very slight amount of sourness up front and a moderate amount of bitterness in the finish. Nice notes of lemon and spices. There is a pleasant complexity to this beer.

M: Light bodied with not a lot of carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry.

O: While very enjoyable, not an easy drinker or very sessionable beer. The alcohol is well hidden and there is very little bitterness but somehow this beer felt a little like work to drink.

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Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.2% out of 100 with 424 ratings
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