Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #56. Clear golden yellow pour wirh a white head. Funky aroma, picking up the oak pretty well, light citrus and lots of barnyard. Big citrus bite up front that lingers for awhile, more funk, but not as potent as the aroma, tasty beer. (1943)
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
markwise (4425) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 Iíve 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. Itís 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.