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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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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Photo of nrbw23
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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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy straw yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down and left a thin ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has aromas of chardonnay from the barrel aging process along with some hints of lemon.
T: The taste has flavors of oak barrels and white wine along with notes of sources (from the brettanomyces) and hints of lemon citrus and spices.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and a slight amount of creaminess.
O: This beer is an interesting take on the style—it’s not as refreshing compared to other witbiers but the brettanomyces and wine barrel aging give it unique flavors.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle into a couple of glasses. Thanks to Stakem for sharing this.

Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of foamy bright-white head. This has a really solid retention to it, maintaining that frothy ½ finger and leaving back thick swathes of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of lemon zest and cheesy must from the Brett, while dry and oaky Chardonnay hangs on the edges with a bit of warmth. Sweet gains, spice, and a light fruitiness from the base Witbier sit along the back.

Even more of that Witbier character comes out in the taste, with notes of crisp wheat, spicy coriander, and a light fruitiness. The barrel and Brett take more of a back seat than they did in the nose, offering up more of a supportive mix of lemon tartness, earthy must, and dry oak. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a mellow and easy moving feel to the carbonation that still prickles the mouth with flavor a bit.

This was another interesting effort from Anchorage. Unlike the other two we tried here, this one seemed to put the base Witbier more at the forefront but it didn’t override the wild and barrel character, just allowing them to an extra layer of refreshing complimentary flavor to this.

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Photo of benart
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)
Batch 1 May 2011

A- This beer pours a pale yellow body with a racing matrix of microbubbles and a thick bubbly head of snow white that breaks up but sticks to the glass in lumps.

S- The full brett aroma of decaying leaves and silage has a nice skunk funk that grows as the beer warms. There is a lemony funk that grows more into a lemon zest as the beer opens.

T- The dry white cheese rind flavor has some white grape juice hints and bright oak notes underneath. There is an apple pulp flavor that fades to a peppery heat in the finish with some coriander and lemon tartness that follows along.

M- The light mouthfeel has a dry texture with a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The brett dominates especially in the nose but that is a good thing. The bright lemony character is a bit flurried but everything seems to work together.

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Photo of DanK4
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 750 for $10 at RSVP

A: Very yellow-gold, almost like a champagne. Cloudy, but rich in color.

S: The smell didn't quite match the appearance for me- most likely due to the brett. It had a funk to it, but the citrus was still very prominent. I could sense the lemon, but no orange was really present at all.

T: Definitely a lighter Wit, very citrusy and drinkable- but I guess I was expecting something a bit different. I enjoyed the taste quite a bit, and it didn't linger on the palate but the brett left an interesting aftertaste. Also got a hint of a spice in it, possibly a confusion on my end, but I swear it had just the smallest bite at the end of the bottle.

M: Light and smooth, quenched and kept me thirsty for more at the same time.

While this is not what comes to mind (personally so of course it's subjective and you can dismiss this statement) when I think of a Wit, it still is a great interpretation and I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of Steggun
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$13.99 for 750ml

A: incredibly pale yellow color, slight cloudiness, thing but creamy head
S: mild nose, some brett noticeable and yeasty Belgian wit
T: light, refreshing with definite Orval qualities but not as complex, bready, grassy, lemony, well made, nice bitter finish but not over the top
M: light body and taste but very well-balanced and mellow

This is very close to a 4.5 overall.

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Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dunt for providing me with a bottle of this as a generous extra in one of our trades. Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear light yellow with a white frothy cap. As it recedes, spotty lace sticks to the glass. A light swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell is lemony with sulfur and hints of funk and cheese. Grassy to a straw-like grain smell is also present. The brett'd quality is present with some mild farmhouse character that helps to blend the transition of lemon/sulfur to the dry grainy character.

The taste includes mild bretty farmhouse quality with a hint of spicy clove. Lemon is present with a zesty quality overtop of mild wheat tartness that blends into a more solid inclusion of grassy and hay-like grain flavors. For the most part this brew is dry but at times some sips yield a minor indication of sweetness and a bit of tannins from the barrel aging. As the experience continues, there is a faint back note of juicy vinous notes that dry out and become increasingly earthy.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is light and refreshing with an interesting arrangement of character. This brew starts off a little ackward but pulls itself together a bit as it warms up and breaths. Don't rush yourself through this brew, give it a chance without writing it of after a single tick, I mean sip.

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Photo of crossovert
2.18/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

760ml corked and caged brown bottle.

It pours a light clear yellow with a big foamy white head.

The smell is skunky amlost, definitely some sulphur notes, reminiscent of Meteor Wit. When you take further examination you get the brett. It is in there with the oak and wine providing some reprieve from the skunk. A lot of vanilla in there.

The flavor is more straight forward but odd too. There is a buttery maltiness that really mixes with the oak and produces this woody buttery pretzel flavor. There is bitterness here too that mixes with the brett and creates some astringency.

This beer is just a terrible mash up of flavors.

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Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of N8DAGR8
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of gueuzer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KDawg
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear and light yellow color. Poured from 750 into a hefewizen glass with a small head that goes away fast

great aromas of funk, lemons, varied citrus', and some bits of grassy/wheaty tones. It certainly shows the brett influence on the nose and while it's a bit conflicted due to the style, it's one that I enjoy

lighter bodied with a very nice feel. Lacking some depth, but very fresh with flavors of lemon zest, fresh citrus fruits

an extremely good wit. The brett on this does make it different. Since I generally love sour characteristics, it's fine by me, but this may not work for a lot of people. That said, this is and has been enjoyable with a real refreshing style

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Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 427 ratings