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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 59
Gots: 58 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Flashyspoons, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

TKEbeerman, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml.

A: Pours a bright brass-tinged gold with a spongy white head.

S: Earthy and pineapple notes from the brett, dry vinous tannins and chardonnay, some light notes of clove and angel's cake from the base tripel.

T: Moderate tannic tartness, slightly harsh, bitter oak, peppery esters, guava, green grape, mild sweet pale malt, heavy chardonnay, breath of booze.

M: Medium-bodied with mildly frothy carbonation. Very oaky, tannic feel.

O: Definitely doesn't go light on the wine barrel presence, which obscures the base beer and the brett profile a bit. Perhaps it would benefit from less time in the barrel or a more seasoned barrel.

Etan, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

iong516, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lamdawg420, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

yourefragile, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

hoppyboy69, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

pfcorsar, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

largadeer, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jrohrbacher, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice; Batch #1 bottled 10/2011. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, pepper, clove, white wine, oak, herbal, floral, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, clove, pepper, oak, white wine, floral, herbal, grass, funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pineapple, peach, pepper, clove, oak, white wine, floral, herbal, grass, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with well balanced wine barrel presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian Tripel with Brett. Big complexity and balance of all flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dookiebrown, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

cgskippy, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

beernads, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CB_Crowe, Jul 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Acuity, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jtladner, Jul 28, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

The only thing missing from this maelstrom is a kraken. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy sunset auburn-brass topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, grapefruit zest, light lime zest, a hint of tart Chardonnay grapes, a touch of mild biscuit, and a stiff breeze of earthy Brett. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more of that tart Chardonnay character. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I can't say this resembles a traditional tripel all that closely, but the bright citrus, tart wine, and earthy Brett all combine together into a very tasty melange. Screw style guidelines, this stuff is damn good.

TMoney2591, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jlisuk, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sliverX, Jul 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 13, 2013
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.