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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 55
Gots: 57 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2012 14:35:07 | More by halo913
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JimmyTango

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2012 19:25:24 | More by JimmyTango
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2013 13:02:16 | More by 2GOOFY
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Davit

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2013 02:06:55 | More by Davit
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Amerikon

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-15-2013 04:53:00 | More by Amerikon
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mrand01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-21-2012 17:11:33 | More by mrand01
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-15-2014 22:20:13 | More by KAF
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 14:03:30 | More by jbaker67
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WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-06-2012 23:00:05 | More by WMEugene
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-05-2013 18:06:37 | More by jdense
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2012 02:10:20 | More by CliffBrake
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2013 02:30:41 | More by DaPan
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 02:15:15 | More by cjgiant
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SGToliver

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-23-2013 06:54:29 | More by SGToliver
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2013 00:13:23 | More by tom10101
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a mini snifter. November 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Beginning of the bottle is clear yellow orange. The end is quite hazy and murky. Small white head.

Smell - Brett, but nothing over the top. Some earthy notes. Citrus. Some hops and esters. Sharp white wine adds to the acidity.

Taste - Tough to discern a tripel in here, but that might be a good thing considering American breweries' track record with tripels. Esters are strong. Pale malt. Spicy. More white wine than the nose, but a bit less brett. Bright citrusy flavors.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Brett hasn't completely taken over, but it's got a touch of tang to it.

Overall - I bet if you took the brett out of this, it would be another mediocre American tripel. Brett helps this out a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 03:39:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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flagmantho

Washington

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. This is batch #2, brewed November 2012. I've been looking forward to this one!

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam with very good retention, if not much lace.

Smell: sour at first with a bit of sweetness underneath; a grassy funk then develops. I think Sorachi Ace hops complement Brettanomyces well in general, and here they work very well together. There's a hint of diacetyl which I don't love, but still, it's a very good smelling beer.

Taste: bright sourness that quickly slides to the side of the tongue as the funk and bitterness develop. Actually, this beer really does seem to work most of its magic on the sides of the palate. Very enticing, although again, the diacetyl butteriness is just not my bag. That brings it down from "totally awesome" to just plain "damn good".

Mouthfeel: medium body with a massive carbonation and a wonderfully satisfying creaminess. There you have big bottle-conditioned beers, though.

Overall: I like this beer quite a lot. Though I really dislike diacetyl, it's mild enough not to be a dealbreaker. If that particular trait doesn't bother you, though, this beer is absolutely well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 01:52:04 | More by flagmantho
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes to beermeX2 for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, bread, fruit, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, wood, and very subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The flavor and aroma going on in this one was very solid and enjoyable. This made this one really easy to drink. A definite must try if you get the chance!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:35:47 | More by thagr81us
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle at a store in Burlington, Vermont. Batch 2, November 2012. From notes.

A - One finger thick white head on a cloudy golden body. Nice lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Brett, grape skin, lemon. Sort of a gueuze character with the sweet/tart thing going on. Peach maybe.

T - Grape skins, grapes, dusty, lemons. Quite a dusty sorta taste. Overripe peach and orange.

M - Soft carbonation, sort of creamy and full body with a bit of tartness in the finish.

O/D - Cool beer. Couldn't pick up any alcohol and the Brett character was good if a bit too dominant.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 16:10:59 | More by tbeckett
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

What an absolutely gorgeous looking beer from pour. Classic white rock head and uniform with plenty of staying power and tiny white bubbles slowly rising through a glowing neon body of mango tropical yellow and orange. Opaque but not cloudy (slow pour yeast left in bottle on first one). Just fantastic looking.

Nose is a good sense of brett, muting some of the floral and faint citrus character, with a good sense of dense thick malt coming for this style. I am real excited to taste this.

Bringing that brett action for a tripel seems to be unique, but blurs this into saison territory and taking away I think some of the magic. Most noticeable character is that it is a bit wet, but luckily not too watery. Palate has some definite saison character but masking much of a classic sweetness for the style. Malt sweetness is not really coming through, a classic hot pepper brett afterfinish that follows. Kind of hop forward also, but after sometime a nice tart apricot and juice quality comes out.

Overall, it's an interesting take, probably not what I look for in this favorite style of mine, but it's an incredibly well crafted beer. I expect nothing but great things from this place and they just deliver in spades.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 01:55:13 | More by smakawhat
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Burns


4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased upon recommendation at Healthy Spirits in San Fran. Lite, citrusy, crisp. Smells wonderful. I taste hints of dried fruits like dates or prunes. Chardonnay clearly drives the flavor. Excellent finish. Semi-sweet. Did I just taste banana? Half-inch of foam. More carbonated than a Chimay white or a Brothers David. Dry refreshing aftertaste. Lingers. Quite lovely.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 04:51:36 | More by Burns
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from batch 1 (bottled in October 2011). I took this bottle home from working EBF 2012 and poured it into my Duvel tulip.

The Tide and its Takers pours a golden yellow, with just a little bit of haze to it. About three fingers of snow white foam pile on top of the beer. Head retention is pretty good, but lacing is definitely spotty. The nose is fantastic, dominated by notes of mango, pineapple, and lemon. There's an underlying earthy brett funk, and a touch of chardonnay adds another layer of complexity. The barrel aging is a little bit more prominent in the flavor profile. Especially cold, the boozy white wine notes overpower the beer a little bit. The citrusy lemon and tropical fruit influences are still present, but definitely take a back seat here as compared to the aroma. The brett funk is also probably a little bit stepped up here. It's still tasty, but doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the nose. The body is nicely dried out and light, but it's paired with a carbonation that could stand to have just a little more zip to it. I definitely enjoyed my bottle of Anchorage's The Tide and it's Takers, but I think with a little bit less overt barrel character it would be something really special.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 04:52:00 | More by axeman9182
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch one. Bottled on October 2011.
I liked the label. It reminds me of Stone. There is tons of writing on the bottle. This writing is poetic versus the dickery found on Stone bottles.

I poured this tripel into a chalice. There was about two fingers of really airy foam on this golden beer.

Off the top you really pick up the sour from the Brett. I also get the wine presence from the chardonnay barrels. There is also some lemon in the Sorochi hops.

The flavor is a bit of a challenge. There is a lot going on here. You really get the wine from the first sip. I also get the funk/sour of the brett. That blends for very good complexity, but also a pucker face. I continue to pick up the hoppy flavor.

I would let this warm, as it is very hard to drink at room temperature. Pick up a bomber and share it with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:47:59 | More by ummswimmin
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #2. Poured in a snifter, the beer is a very bright, slightly hazed, orange-gold coloring with a thin, whispy film coating of white on the surface. Aromas of roast and earth softening the Belgian yeast characteristics, including cherry sweet and white wine grapes. Slight floral highlights on the nose, too. Flavors are very layered, with an initial blend of char, tobacco, and wood giving rise to a toasted grain backbone with floral and sweet highlights of cherry, some citrus, nutmeg, all-spice, and white wine grape. Very balanced, and very dynamic. Wow. The chardonnay/riesling grape characteristics blend into the aftertaste, with a dry, crisp feel in mouth. Dry, clean finish, with a slightly dry-sweet lingering. This beer, despite an elevated ABV, is a great sipper. Very smooth and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 02:30:21 | More by GarthDanielson
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zep9865

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with aasher on 2/28. Poured into Aecht schlenferla snifter. Pours a golden orange with 5 fingers of white foam head, most of which recedes.

The brett immediately stands out on the nose, with butter, oak and some citrus.

Lots of lemon and orange to taste, with very strong oak character and a little bit of butter.

Very complex beer from start to finish with bright carbonation and a big oak finish

Pleasant beer that i would gladly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 05:46:54 | More by zep9865
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.