Whiteout Wit | Anchorage Brewing Company

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423 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
423
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
73
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of Rizzy17
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was really looking forward to trying this since I had a couple of the other Anchorage bottled offerings including Love Buzz...shared this at a recent sour beer tasting I hosted.

Enjoyed chilled from the corked and caged750ml in a glass.

The color is cloudy golden with a thin white head with fine bead and no lace to speak of. The smell is slightly lactic and lemony up front with a noticeable brett aroma that invokes tart and floral with a wheat and slight spice with a hint of tropical fruit. The feel is tangy with medium carbonation and tart medium body with a mostly dry finish.

The taste is very tangy with a light lemony quality with a subtle wheat flavor which also has a toasted element and lots of brettanomyces in the taste which brings a tropical fruit tanginess and citrus in the finish with dry lactic quality however there is not any alcohol in the taste apparent to me. Overall I was not dissapointed in fact this lived up to expectations and exceeded based on the way the base wit and brett worked together -almost like a strong berliner since it lacks the prominent spice you may expect from a traditional witbier.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ricoslim
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birmz
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.91/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smells like cat piss. Tastes like juice.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fooditems
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cvm4
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a head that disappears as soon as it got there. Not much lacing or retention going on.

S - Nice funky brett aroma on the nose. Lemon peel, black pepper and a little grainy wheat.

T - Lemon peel, earthy and black pepper. Light tartness from the brett.

F - Medium bodied and light carbonation. The minimal "woosh" on popping the cork had me worried. The carbonation should be higher so it can dance all over the tongue.

O - Enjoyable, but not what I've come to expect from Anchorage.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow. Slightly hazy. Pours without much of a head at first, but eventually some white bubbles well up. Settles to nothing.

Smell - Wheat is strong. Lemon. Yeast and spices. Oak ends up being the most sustained aroma.

Taste - Lemon and wheat up front. Lemon actually gets stronger throughout and dominates the flavor, giving it a light tartness. Oak tempers it a little bit. Some of the coriander comes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Light body.

Overall - Pleasant flavor, but it drops off leaving only lemon, really. Still, I quite enjoy it.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lemon, citrus, light Brett, white pepper, oak, slightly watery, very sessionable

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abaz
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer4B
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKFine
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of silverking
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 423 ratings.
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