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|Anchorage Brewing Whiteout|
|Unique to the north and feared by man and beast, the WHITEOUT comes without warning.
With quiet ferocity, how quickly this force erases the sensations and reduces any creature to its most basic elements. When enveloped in one, sight, sound and even tactile sensation are ripped away, as snowflakes in motion swallow all sense of being, leaving one to cower, hunker down and wait it out, hoping that it passes quickly or that the end is merciful. Of variable and unknown duration minutes seem like eternity in a whiteout.
But when it eases, and those final snowflakes drift in the blue sky, any survivor is changed. Suddenly, life is fuller and more robust. The thirst for this new life can be slaked in many ways. Whiteout Wit compliments the experience in both intensity and a rewarding calm. The quiet delicacy of the light malts are like those vanishing flakes. Sorachi Ace hops contribute the lemony aroma and flavor, imparting additional life to the brew, reminding you of how good it is to be alive. Lemon peel, Indian coriander and black peppercorns add the same invigorating zest whiteout survivors feel when stepping from the world of white. Triple fermentation, the long slumber in French Chardonnay barrels and a shot of brettanomyces provide an explosion of flavor when combined with the other swirling, enticing elements. It's okay. Stand up, shake it off and feel alive; that's what Whiteout Wit is all about. ABV 6.5%
|Review||Reviewed: July 8, 2012
My first. These just arrived in Louisiana
Serving Type: 1 pt. 9.4 oz cork and caged bottle
Glassware: Tulip (see photo)
This Wit poured a brilliant light hazy golden with a thick white head that left fluffy lacing in my tulip. Smell is strong lemon peel with some delicate fruit and spices mixed in, very nice! It has a medium to light body, bordering on a champagne like carbonation. Entry just explodes with a lemon zest that dominates the flavor and gets very malty in the middle of the sip. Some coriander and spices can also be detected, along with Belgian yeast that gives it that Belgian feel. It finishes crisp, zesty, tart with a hint of alcohol showing up. I really enjoyed this Wit, perfect on a hot summer day. I’m giving it 4 stars, Most Excellent.