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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
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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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-31-2012 05:05:26 | More by brotherloco
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with a little lacing.

S: Belgian spices and candy sugar up front followed by a nice, musty Brett flavor reminiscent of barnyards and a bit of funk (in a good way). There are some sweet and oaky Chardonnay notes toward the finish.

T: Belgian spices up front here as well before musty barnyard flavors kick in. Tart, fermented fruit flavors follow with an oaky Chardonnay finish that is just slightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body with carbonation on the low side of moderate, this beer is a little undercarbonated, but is smooth without being watery.

O: A very enjoyable beer overall. I love the combination of the Belgian tripel flavors/aromas with those contributed by the Brett and the Chardonnay barrels.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 01:26:30 | More by n2185
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2013 05:44:02 | More by bennetj17
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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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Rollzroyce21

California

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 1 purchased from Hacienda.

22oz. bottle poured into tulip.

I get a little bit of a citrusy tripel at first, and then the mellow, chard oak comes in. But the finish is quite interesting; a tingling peppery-ness swirls in and leaves with a bit of dry finish. This is definitely a different take on the tripel that I quite enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 16:04:51 | More by Rollzroyce21
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2013 20:37:49 | More by doremite
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-23-2014 17:35:41 | More by muskiesman
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brystmar

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Joey for bringing this one over.

Gorgeous pour with plenty of head, retention, and lace. Strong Brett aroma plus funk & booze in the nose. Quite nice.

Chardonnay barrels really come through in the taste. Funky yeast usurps the malt base as the primary flavor. Citrusy too. Booze creeps in towards the end, leaving a warming sensation in my throat after swallowing.

Another solid offering from Anchorage.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 00:07:04 | More by brystmar
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-15-2013 15:55:38 | More by JohnnieNepal
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-21-2013 16:11:15 | More by bbadger
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-30-2014 21:49:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 2 from NOV/2012

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that quickly fizzles away to nothing

S: Nice and funky, with quite the tartness and Brett character to go along with it. Along with the funk, there is some light fruitiness and oak from the chardonnay barrels

T: Follows the nose with less of the tartness and more of the barnyard from the Brett. Still get the light fruitiness and subtle oak from the chardonnay barrels. Definite vinous qualities from the barrel as well. Some nice, simple complexities all around

M: Light-medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Quite dry

O: This is definitely not your average tripel. The barrel and Brett character add quite a bit of complexity without overwhelming any of the base beer's characteristics. Quite expensive, but very nicely done

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 01:44:51 | More by BEERMILER12
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-08-2013 05:03:58 | More by jrohrbacher
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-14-2012 19:09:29 | More by savagepm
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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)

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 04:04:55 | More by Stevedore
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-08-2013 04:15:19 | More by FreshmanPour77
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2013 01:26:26 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle was poured into a large Duvel snifter. I got this bottle from volunteering at the Extreme Beer Fest back in February. Batch 1/Oct 2011

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy two finger puffy head that has reduced to half it's size. It is a hazy golden yellow with some clarity and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: bready, tart, sour, vanilla, buttery, oakey, spicy, earthy, yeasty esters, lemon, citrus, and a bit of funkiness too. Tripel meets a sour.

Taste: Awesome. The Brett and the chardonnay barrels blend everything well. Picking up some apple, pear, and Belgian candy too. Alcohol is even hidden well too. A little bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: Soft, silky smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink even with the presence of Brett in the beer.

Overall: A nice twist on the tripel style that is growing on me. Wish I held onto the bottle a bit longer. Oh well. Still awesome after sitting in the bottle for a year. Now I have to be on the lookout for their other brews too.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 02:40:23 | More by Flounder57
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-21-2012 22:43:08 | More by bobv
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2013 06:47:25 | More by anteater
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2012 00:43:48 | More by TimoP
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grittybrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep, glowing orange with two fingers of bright white head. Aroma of lemon, caramel, biscuit, and pepper.

Moderate-to-lowish carbonation and a thick, full mouthfeel. Lemon and pepper up front followed by doughy caramel, oak, a trace of hay, and some tartness on the long finish.

Another great beer from Anchorage, although this one is a little less flashy than some of their others. Drinks much easier than 9 percent, which was well-hidden.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 01:49:41 | More by grittybrews
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DovaliHops

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1. Pours a murky golden color with a medium-large white head that disappears quickly. Scent is quite lovely. Tart lemon notes with light floral hops and oak. Nice Belgian yeast with some definite barnyard funk from the Brett. A bit of honey and white wine as well. Taste is initially sweet citrus fruits...lemons and a hint of orange, immediately followed by some tart lemon. Floral hop flavors with some intense french oak flavors as well. There is a ton of brett in the flavor as well. Quite complex. Finishes with some white wine, wild yeast, and bitter hop flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a fantastic beer, but I just wish I had bought another bottle. What they did with the Brett in this beer is just fantastic, so I would love to see how it ages. Crossing my fingers I find more.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 06:44:29 | More by DovaliHops
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #1
OCT/2011

A= Pours a nice orange color with a two finger thick crispy white head on it that holds great retention and lacing.

S= Funky, lemony, zesty. There seems to be a bit of an oak character and a little white wine. The deeper I dig it seems like the funkier it gets.

T= Very nice funk to it. Loads of funk and a bit of a lemon zest. The lemon zest actually tastes so much like lemon zest I get the oil from the skin of the lemon it tastes like. A touch of oak and chardonnay comes through but not much. Mostly funky goodness.

M= Highly carbonated and jumps off the tongue.

O= This is another home run from Anchorage. I dunno too much about the brewery besides they are making world class beers that are hard to find but avalible for just about anyone with a keen eye. Keep up the great work Gabe and I'll keep buying these. A unique experience and worth every penny.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 23:37:28 | More by jjanega08
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.