Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beer: Anchorage Brewing - Whiteout Wit Bier (With Brettanomyces)

Anchorage Brewing is a 2-year old operation that bottles only a handful of beers. However, most all of them have received rave reviews from beer advocates everywhere. Thanks to a friend's recent trip to Alaska, I was able to taste one of these exquisite and unique brews.

Whiteout Wit Bier (with Brettanomyces) pours a clear color, with little color. Thick, white, fine foam. In fact, this is very highly-carbonated. Lace is thin and insubstantial, though. Nose is fruity and yeasty. I get a kind of champagne crispness more than a beer kind of experience so far. Taste encompasses more lighter notes, and a brisk mix of fruit, spice (coriander), orange peel, and wheat sharpness...really a complex flavor profile, and highly drinkable.

A surprisingly delicious and enjoyable brew, and a unique experience.

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