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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (7960) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2012 Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a hazy yellow with lots of head. Smells funky; like baby shit. Tastes nothing like it smells (which is a good thing). Chardonnay. Nice on the palate. I don’t know if I can revisit this due to how offensive it smells.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is foul shit. Looks very good light color white head. Taste is way better then smell

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Incredible aroma, absolutely a little wild, funky, tart, with discernable chardonnay. Lovely, lovely aroma, could smell this for hours. Flavor is a bit sour, spicy (pepper, clove, coriander) but not over the top. Pretty normal flavors for a wit but woody, thin, reedy. Easy to drink, maintains good carbonation almost until warm.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Wow this is one hell of a wit. Pours hazy straw color with a decent white head that slowly fades. Smells nice and funky with your other ordinary wit characters of coriander. Taste is good and clean with coriander notes and hints of funk and oak, I was hoping for it to have a little sourness to it but oh well its still fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 06/07/2012. This beer is a slightly cloudy straw color with a medium foamy white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, oak and dank basement. Light to medium body with a slightly funky character and notes of wood, malt and citrus. The finish is semi-tart and medicinal with a ripe fruit aftertaste. I was excited to try this but ultimately doesn’t quite come together.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
750mL bottle, no date for $14.99 from Olive Tree Market a few months back. Fairly clear pale straw with a 1 1/2 finger fizzy white head that didn’t stay around long. Definitely getting the buttery brett element up front with plenty of wheat backing. I’ve got some oak as well, but the brett seems to be masking what little coriander I do get. Lightly acidic lemon pulp and zest round out the aroma. The acidic pulp actually gets a fair amount stronger as it warms. The flavor does have a more lemony component, but with just a tinge of the acidity (not much compared to the warmed up aroma). Still has lots of brett, getting a bit barnyardy, but even more butteryness. Pretty low on the sweetness. Semi-dry finish, scant bitterness. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Not too bad, but this is the one I liked the least from Anchorage, and would not buy again at 2/3 the price. I like this a bit less than the numbers show.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmisko (356) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours cloudy yellow with a big white head. Smells interesting, with spice, fruit, and wood. Taste has a big solid wheat body with spice, fruit, oak, grape and tart funk. This is not too tart, but enough to be a sour ale. I like this a lot and it is unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5547) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
The aroma is spices, a hint of citrus and tartness from the barrels. The flavor is spices, fruit/berries, lemons and a tart finish. Interesting style to barrel age, gave it an almost lambic and lemonade flavor, pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Sigh. Light yellow pour with a white head. The head leaves right away but the carbonation sticks around, very prickly. Aroma is butter, oak, and some funk. Flavor is a butterbomb, just too much for me. Everything else you’d think would be in this is around, but I can’t get over the butter. Thin finish, just not my thing. Put some more acidity in this guy and take out some butter and you’d have a gem of a wit bier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2012
Trockener Kräuterbeginn. Säuerlich, etwas Vanille, trockener werdend. Herb-bitter, zum Ende dominieren die Kräuter stärker. Weinnoten, helles Getreide. 9/9/10/10/10/10


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