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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Really really good and really unique. Nose is super bright...lemon, citrus, some wheat and yeast. Palate continues that lemon and citrus but then you get the bottle conditioned yeast, some grass and a lot of light dancing carbonation and the dry oakiness of the barrel aging. Super drinkable yet super full of flavor. The finish is very dry and oaky. Really interesting great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4746) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 3/17/12

Aroma: It has a pretty interesting nose of wheat, brett, lemon, citrus, and wood
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy, unclear golden-white, and a bright white head and good lacing
Flavor: Tastes mid sweet, a fairly heavy brett component, a good amount of citrus, and a little wood
Palate: The body is fairly light, slightly smooth, a bit of a tingly feel, and a fairly heavy bretty feel
Overall Impression: This was another great one from Anchorage. Iíve really enjoyed everything Iíve tried from them. This was another good one. It had a nice feel, and the brett worked really well with the rest of the beerís components.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (306) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
I love Anchorage bottles. You can tell they put a lot into each design an this comes through in the beer as well. Pours pale clear yellow with a quickly dissipating white foamy head. The aroma has some pretty strong brett notes that fades over time along with a bit of spice and vinious oak. Really nice and complex. The flavor is quite tart and lemony with a nice bit of pepper in the background. Nice oaky finish that is a bit short. This is really dry and refreshing. I love this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
750 ml corked & caged; pale gold and crystal clear with trace white head fading quickly; pears, lemons, light cheesy brett; light pepper and a dry, sweet white wine note in the finish; really dig the level of attenuation here as compared to the Love Buzz; this drinks much smoother and refined with the spices, pepper and barrel treatment blending together harmoniously; light oranges, white pepper and again with that stale cheese brett flavor mixed with dry oak; the finish and super light mouthfeel really make his one shine

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear yellow with a nice layer of white foam. Smells dry and sour with hints of melon and chardonnay grapes. Tastes VERY dry when cold, but as it warms up it gains some grapefruit, honeydew and toasted oak flavors. I still wish it were sweeter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured a glowing white/yellow hue that hazy and was topped by a thick lather of foamy head that eventually fizzes out. My nose detects a sour and spicy strain of Belgian yeast that reminds me of Flemish sour ale, but there is also a scent of coriander and a strong aroma of wine too. The flavor is tart with a heaping dosage of spicy Belgian yeast and Chardonnay wine. There are plenty of spices such as coriander, pepper, lime leaf, grains of paradise and etc. however, I donít taste the most typical Belgian white beer flavor which is orange peel. Certainly, much stronger in spices than was expected and the French Oak Chardonnay over compensates by creating a monster witbier, but I wasnít taken back by this recipe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle at Krisís place, part of the epic Winnipeg tasting. Pours cloudy lemon-yellow. Thin white head, nice lacing. Nose is dirty wheat, stinky feet, creamed pineapple. Flavours of cand, wheat, canned pineapple, loads of white pepper here. What I typed above sounds like a terrible combination of flavours, but itís good. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
75 cl bottle @ home, batch #1, bottled 05/2011
Aroma is rather rich with earthy and oaky notes. Also some raw apples. Flavour is sour and somewhat tart with some raw apples and earthy notes. Feels like white wine. Adding the yeast makes this much more round, but gives nothing more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7517) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
75 cl bottle. Bottled/brewed? on 05/2011.
Pours hazy pale golden color with medium head. Aroma of brettanomyces, citrus, apricot, barnyard notes and spices. Flavor of citrus, apricot, vanilla, wood, yeast, spices and some rose hip. A bit too watery palate, otherwise quite nice wit. Canít quite find the chardonnay barrel here, maybe the palate has smoothened a bit by it.
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
750 ml bottle. Batch #1, May 2011.
Pours a pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of strong lemon and grapefruit, grass, brett and some floral notes as well. Flavour of wheat, lemon, grapefruit, brett and sweet grapes. Dry oak smoothens the taste nicely which adds some interesting white wine -like notes here. Medium bodied, quite rich mouthfeel with a fruity, wheaty and oaky finish. Chardonnay barrel seems to work very well with a Witbier. Very tasty.


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