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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 66
Gots: 73 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

Aged in French Chardonnay Barrels w/ Brett
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Photo of Brad007
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer from this brewery that I've seen in Vermont.

Pours a nice golden yellow color with a two-finger head that leaves a bit of lacing.

Funky brett says "howdy" with a mix of spicy yeast and citrus. Intriguing. I haven't seen too many saisons with brett.

Apple, grape and citrus mingle within a spicy background. Instead of a standard saison, you get something that's more potent and interesting.

Ditto on the mouthfeel.

Very interesting example of the style. I would recommend that you check it out.

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 C&C split with Evan yesterday, 6/8/2013 in snifters. Going off memory here until I get to try this one again.

Aroma: Mostly farmhouse- a bit of sweet lemon along with a nice dose of funk; or whatever it is that I get from Brett beers. There's a lot of the funk for sure. A bit of tartness. (4.25)

Colour: Hazy golden body with a good bit of thick white head that sticks around for a good while, lacing is very nice and thick. (4.25)

Flavour: Lotta funk in this one. I really like it. A decent bit of citrus, like orange and lemon zest, but mostly covered up by the funk. It tastes great, not supremely complex but definitely brings some interesting stuff to the glass. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied tripel that is very well carbonated and finishes nicely without much dryness. Refreshing and tasty. The aftertaste is rather tart without being too super sour. Nice! (4.5)

Overall: Definitely a tasty Brett beer, funky and refreshing. I've passed this over at the store a lot and I'll be sure to get one if I see it on the shelves again. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a nice dose of Brett. (4.25)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. In fact, this is now available in Sydney, but I'm pleased to have carted it back to Australia myself. Shared with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a mild, slightly hazed golden colour, with a magnificent crown of pure white, shiny froth. Lacing is spectacularly intricate. Body is solid, but pleasingly fluid. Carbonation strikes out with vigour through the body, but it's surprisingly fine throughout. Overall, good looking beer.

Nose is obviously bretty, as are all Anchorage's brews, but here there's a more rounded, slightly fruity straight Belgian yeast note to it. This melds with a surprising but pleasant earthy grain character that lends a touch of savoury to the brew. Almost has a hint of smoky barbeque to it in a strangely oblique way. Overall, very nice stuff indeed.

Taste is lighter, but with a direct, slightly biting fruit to it, almost like a capsicum sweetness. Plenty of smooth oak here on the palate, definitely giving some chardonnay characteristics. There's a bit of astringency on the back, partially from acidity and partially just from the straight Belgian yeast strain (which I assume was used in concert). It's very nice stuff. Feel is particularly good. Smooth, but unobtrusive. Great stuff.

Yup, another masterful addition from Anchorage to their already masterful range. The chardonnay I thought was subtle, but it turns out to be the defining factor of this beer the more you drink. It's a very interesting result.

Photo of dansmcd
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light cloudy orange with an airy white fluffy head.

S - Typical tripel aroma. Slightly funky yeast, accompanied by stonefruit and sour rockmelon.

T - A touch of acidity and sourness, with the fruit and yeast that are prominent. Peppery finish.

M - Light body, plenty of flavour and lip smacking tang. Good complexity.

O - Kind of a hybrid sour- tripel, but really good and exceptionally refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.