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Anchorage Whiteout Wit Bier

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98
100
style
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a variation on the classic Belgian Witbier style, but aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels

Brewed with lemon peel, black peppercorns and corriander (sic).
Triple fermented - first in the tank with Belgian yeast, second in french oak Chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2966) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Aroma’so more like a farmhouse. Super easy drinking. Slightly sweet finish. Refreshing. Balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2760) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from a friend. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, yeast, earthy notes, grass, a bit of oak and spices. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast, grass, oak, spices and grass. Excellent witbier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2226) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2016
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Aroma is funky brett, lemon, lotion, dusty basements, old books, floral, chalky candy. Pours extremely pale yellow with a thick soapy white head with great retention. Taste is dry with flavors of brett, lotion; I can taste black pepper, but don’t think I would have noticed it without it being mentioned on the label. Likewise, I can pick out the chardonnay now that I know it was aged in barrels containing it, but I’m not getting the oak itself. No coriander that I can tell, either. It’s actually kind of bland. Well, it alternates between being interesting from the brett, to a watery blandness that I’m not used to with well made examples of the style. Mouthfeel is champagne-level foamy. It’s not bad, but it’s a bit of a letdown from the description on the label.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle 75cl / Botella 75cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Yeast, citrusy, slightly spicy / Levadura, citrico, ligeramente especiado.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
Pours a hazy yellow golden color with fizzy white head. Citrus, coriander, funk, light tartness, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with fruit, brett, and some light tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
ours a cloudy golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of citrus peel, yeast, hay, and some coriander. Flavors of coriander, a little vegatal, and some nice barrel. Tart beautiful wit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrMeadMan (70) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Pours with a nice white foamy head. Belgian yeast aroma as expected. The Brett and oak flavors are not pronounced but are present. A tasty brew but not what I personally would call a standout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4620) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, jan-16: klar, svært lys strågul med flott skum som varer. Luftig, lett og elegant i uttrykket, både i aroma og smak. Sitrongress, pepper, dill, koriander er noen av ordene som går rundt i panelet. Kan humlen være Soraci Ace? Superelegant, reneste champagnen, stor begeistring hos alle. Superb palate. Ovesen ønsker seg bare et smørbrød med gravlaks til denne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2715) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 18.01.16. Slightly cloudy pale yellow. Bright white head and lacing. Aroma of lemongrass and dill. Similar taste, with lemon and lime marmalade. Also some grass and chives. Complex and elegant. Lively carbonation. Dry. Very quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7598) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours hazy straw with a small white head.. Inviting aroma, herbal and spicy with distinct dill. Lively and crisp mouthfeel. Taste is fresh and crisp, dry weak spicy, with champagne qualities, very drinkable.


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