The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 63
Gots: 61 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in French Chardonnay Barrels w/ Brett

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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Photo of chrismattlin
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage poured from bottle into tulip glass

Appearance: hazy, pale, golden color. Minimal foam, but a lot of lacing.

Smell: major Brett presence, sour acidity, wet horse blanket, white grapes, fruity esthers

Taste: pretty much follows the nose. Funky Brett, vinous white grapes, mild sourness, tart finish. I've never had this fresh so no comparison, but I imagine with almost three years of aging the Brett has taken over much more than fresh. The Brett overpowers the base tripel beer here so that it takes a back stage. Hard to pinpoint the tripel flavors, feels like a generic golden ale. There is a barrel presence of white wine, Chardonnay, and a slight oak flavor.

Feel: Drinks surprisingly smooth, nice mouth feel. A lot of Brett forward beers are over carbonated and biting. This has a dry, crisp, clean finish.

Overall: I think this has aged a little too long. Quite a mellow beer dominated by Brett with white wine and a basic tripel following it in a very back seat role. I don't get a lot of bold, flavorful, complexity I was hoping for. Feels fairly muted.

Photo of bfred805
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpasmWaiter
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (Batch #4, July 2014) into a teku glass.

A-The beer is light-honey colored with a fair amount of particulate visible in the murky liquid. The head is about a finger tall to start and drops to a cap pretty quickly. The foam is eggshell in color and leaves a bit of lacing as I drink. Floaters are sometimes a turnoff for me, but the beer looks like a tripel.

S-The aroma opens with a big hit of fruity, brett funk. The funk gives way to a nice mixture of white wine, oak, tart white grape, lime, pineapple, and floral flavors. There is a bit of bread and dough too. It smells like a tripel, but with a nice twist of tartness and fruit. Inviting.

T-The taste is similar, but dough and bread are move prevalent and there is a bit of honey sweetness. The vinous flavors remain strong though, and there is just a bit of lime citrus flavor, as well as some peach and oak. The finish is floral and almost herbal with a bit of pepper spice.

M-The body is medium in heft with a smooth but persistent carbonation. It fits the beer very well.

O-This is a great beer. I love tripels, but I usually prefer more traditional examples of the style, e.g., Karmeliet, than modern, funky barrel-aged brews. This beer may change my opinion. The flavors here are complex, subtle, and manage to work well with each other to provide a nice overall package. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect for the beer too. This would work well with food.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.