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RATINGS: 383   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10889) - 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 (5439) - 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 (1578) - @ $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 (15761) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine. Aroma was sour lemon and Brett. Flavor has an understated/even/bitter hop in the middle with slightly tart lemon, chardonnay, and unnamed holiday spices. Palate was amazing and appearance had billowy head and lots of lacing. I absolutely loved this beer. What a great mix of styles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Aroma: refreshing citrus notes, lots of lemon, some pepper, hint of barrel character, rustic Brett notes - lightly funky and earthy. Pours a hazy straw color, abundant white head with good retention and lacing. Flavor follows the nose closely - citrus and light-moderate Brett character, dusty and earthy with a crisp acidity, some light cereal grains, lemon zest, peppercorns. Barrel notes are evident but mellow, nice dry finish. Light body, high carbonation. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1889) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Yellow and hazy. Aroma reminds me of white wine or cider. Aroma is earhtly and makes you think of coconuts, pina colada and apples. Flavour of coconut, malts, wood and herbs. Somewhat sour. Medium body. A bit slippery mouthfeel..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy, very pale blonde beer with a quickly dissipating bright white head. Aroma is funk/brett, citrus. Taste is very light sweet, mild-medium bitter, with some funk, some spice, and a good amount of wood. Finish is dry, spicy, woody. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Very refreshing


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