Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7693) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6447) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
750ml bottle

Batch 1, bottled 5/2011 Pours pale, clear and light yellow with a medium bubbly head. Aroma of strong brettanomyces notes, spices, yeast and earthy notes. Taste has slightly tart fruits, wheat malts, lemon, spices and some earthy notes. Finish is a bit watery with some tart fruity notes and slight hints of white wine, vanilla and wood. Nice and tasty, well balanced, not too sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Hay coloured, slightly hazy. Aroma of oak, spices, citrus, brett. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, astringent finsish. Taste of citrusy brett, oaked chardonnay, minerals. Great beer, but a witbier? Not really

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Poured into a Heady Topper pint glass. Hazy light yellow body with almost three fingers of foamy white head. Leaves large waves of lacing behind. Looks great. Lots of brett on the nose, followed by earthy wheat and a touch of citrus. Some oak and lightly soured white grapes linger in the background. Flavor is dry, crisp, citrus wheat. Touch of oak and vanilla. Light grape notes. This stuff is delicious. Body is crisp and refreshing. Perfect for a Belgian-style wit. Overall, this is awesome. Goes down so easy. Love the brett and wine barrels on this. One of the best wheat beers I’ve ever had. Definitely worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Muddy pale yellow with a slight green hue. Smallish, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is sweet, some mild sulphur, grapes, white wine, oak, wheat. Light citric. Medium carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel with some grainy notes. Flavour is wheaty, quite sweet, sharpish grapefruit and citrus. Dry oakiness and a slight citrus twang to the nicely dry finish. A very interesting interpretation on the wit. Sadly the mid-finish lacks a bit of punch and mouthfeel to be absolutely amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6419) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2012
750ml bottle. Hazy bright yellow with small macropore white head. Wonderful spicy, yeasty and sour aroma. Complex taste has an underlying sweet wheat malt note, sour citrus, spicy coriander and pepper, some yeast in the end. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2570) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
Bomber. Very very pale gold / yellow with a generous effervescent white head that just looks beautiful. Light citrus and spice, yeast, chardonnay; semi dry and somewhat sweet, moderate body and above average carbonation, smooth, becomes dryer on the finish with more wine notes, some nice spice and finally a bit of wheat. A very good beer - have not had a miss yet from Anchorage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pour is a cloudy yellow gold with lots of apparent carbonation. Small white that fades away slowly. Aroma is heavy lemon with some notes of funk, vinegar, and soaked bread. Flavor is much smoother than the aroma with a slightly sweet backbone. Slight vanilla, slight orange peel, bready grains, and light brett. Medium bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
750 bottle-shared by EZAnt-pours hazy straw/yellow with a retaining thin white head. Aroma is yeast, lemon, grain/wheat. Taste is yeast, lemon, grain/wheat with some sweet. Ok effervescence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle, 02/05/2012. Pours clear white gold, like white wine, one finger frothy head fades, but leaves some decent lacing around the edge of my glass. Nose carries brett, faint tart lemon, and oak, some subtle chardonnay sweetness floating on top. In the taste is wheat malts, brett funk, hint of tart citrus, dry chardonnay finish. Thin and dry, but carbonation adds depth. Everything balanced, restrained. Great light beer with lots of complexity, the funkiness almost has a lambic-like quality, reminds me of Zwanze 2011 in some ways.

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