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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
A decent Belgian style witbier, with significant interesting sweetness from the brett. Fruity and interesting and different, very good for the style.Smooth mouthfeel and very good drinkability. A great bottle to share and accompany a good meal. Thanks Ryan.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2414) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2011
It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was tart and spice with light wheat. The taste was the same with some light wheat and light orange. It came a long way, and was a decent Witbier.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Thanks to Keir for this one in trade. Pours a clear yellow with a big white head that recedes. Nose is chardonnay, wood, pineapple, citrus, slight spice, some coconut, hints of apricot with a bit of honey. Flavor is similar with a beautiful sweetness of citrus and wheat beneath a layer of wood, tart white wine, and some hint of vinegar. Light to medium in body and leaves a great taste when it goes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
750 cc from Craft Ale. Pours chill hazy light golden, like a margarita on the rocks color, with 1-finger white head. Nose is heavy limey citrus, clovey spice, funky yeasty almost gueuze-like tartness. Tastes like slightly tart chardonnay with additional notes of limey citrus, clovey hoppy spice, and some yeasty funky notes. The oak comes through, as does the chardonnay, and this one works very well as a very unique and enjoyable style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9437) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
750 ml corked and caged boittle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma of straw, lemon, barnyard, white wine, pepper, light oak and light coriander. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon, barnyard funk, pepper, white wine, light coriander and light oak with a crisp dry lingering funky citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle....Hazy straw colored pour , thin white head, spotty lace . Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of lemon zest and barnyard . Moderately sweet and tart . Grainy , vinous , sour , wood ,spicy and very very dry . Alot going on here , sort of muddled . Not my favorite style to begin with but it is definitely interesting . Medium bodied , prickly carbonation . meh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750ml bottle. Clearish yellow with a thick, foamy, pure white head. Aroma of bretty horse blanket, hay, lemon, wheat and light spices. Flavor is wheat bread malt, musty sour yeast and a light hop bitterness. Light body with active carbonation and a tart, refreshing finish. Overall a really nice beer, very smooth and well balanced fresh and is getting more funky as it ages.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 tulip. Pours a pale straw with a quickly dissipating white head. Nice bretty aroma with a bit of oak. Light bodied. Starts off with a lot of wood. Decent tartness. Fairly dry and crisp. Oak fades a little but still lingers in the finish. Very drinkable. I thought the oak was a little strong at first, but it grew on me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1713) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 Bottle from jtclockwork. Pale yellow-gold color with a full white head that slowly settles down to a thin layer. Scattered lacing slides along the glass after each sip. The first whiff reveals strong lemon bretty notes, chardonnay, and some oak. A little citrus, orange spice, and cracker join in after. This is light and refreshing going down; more body than many other Wits I’ve had, but lighter than the aroma had me thinking. Tart lemon, citric acidity, and chardonnay work well with the pale grain sweetness of the beer. The wood is here too but less pronounced. A bit of dry spice hits the finish and completes this nicely. It’s easy to drink this quickly. Cleanses the palate well making me crave another sip. This is interesting, complex, and fairly unique to me. Very nice beer. I look forward to trying more of these Anchorage offerings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1459) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Hazy straw gold with immaculate white head with plenty of lacing. Nose is barnyard, chardonnay, mild yeast/spice, and citrus. Flavor is tangy chardonnay, mild wood, sweet wheat malt, citrus, spice. Light on the palate, but flavors intensify as you drink. Semi-dry and tart finish. Very nice.


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