The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kuaff:
4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter at cellar temperature. I've popped the corks off enough of these to warrant a review now.
The Tide and Its Takers is a dark, hazy straw color with a one to two-finger white head. Looks like a substantial Belgian-style ale.
Its aroma is very fruity and floral... and the smell is somehow sort of sour as well (I'm guessing this is from the brettanomyces). It smells very similar to white wine, no doubt because this was aged in French oak chardonnay barrels. A wonderful and interesting scent.
The taste follows up on the smell with few surprises. It has a fruity tartness and dry finish which REALLY reminds me of white wine or champaign, but then the finish has this wonderful bready aftertaste which reminds me that this is most DEFINITELY beer! The alcohol is excellently disguised.
The mouthfeel is crisp and effervescent, but not as highly carbonated as champaign, which I think is a good thing.
This is an extremely unique beer. I've really tasted NOTHING else quite like it, what with the remarkable qualities provided by the brett and the chardonnay barrel fermentation. It's really a must-try, trail-blazing belgian ale, if you ask me.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2013 06:43:22 | More by Kuaff
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4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
brilliantly conceived collaboration from anchorage and dogfish head, given generously to me by a new friend. sorachi ace hopped triple in chardonnay barrels with brett, how perfect. the pour is hazy yellow, pale without much luster but a masive fizzy white head that hangs on for quite some time. the nose is really oaky and acidic from the wine, and a year has helped the brett do its magic, lots of funk here. the sorachi hops arent as prominent as i would like them to be, but i get the lemon without the bitter. taste is more balanced, but the wine still makes a big impact. wheat malt and maybe oats, this is the best of all three fermentation worlds, complexity is ripe. distinctly belgina in nature, but nuanced in a remarkable way. the hops finish beautifully with the brett, and while i have to imagine they have faded some, the balance found here is divine. finish is long too, zesty, funky, and memorable. beautiful carbonation and a lightness rare for its abv. i could drink this everyday, its like nothing else, a gorgeous combination of flavors and techniques here, a real work of craftsmanship.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 19:16:26 | More by StonedTrippin
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
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