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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 58
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lakersfan16, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

FUwolfpacker, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

tbeckett, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

atoulouk, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JamFuel, May 26, 2013
Photo of afrokaze
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Batch 2, Nov 2012 bottle date. Another step on my quest to try all the Anchorage beers.

Pours a golden yellow/orange with a bit of haze, decent fluffy head that doesn't leave much lacing.

Pils malt sweetness up front, with lots of strong musty and fruity funk. Peppercorns, orange, peach, apricot, pear, sage, herbal spice, cheese, a bit medicinal and hints of alcohol.

Wow, much more complex than I was expecting - pils malt is balanced out by good acidity, both acetic and lactic but not distracting in any way. A bit of honey sweetness then yeasty esters, herbal spice, clove, peppercorns, sage, spicy and lemony hops in the after taste with a decent amount of warming and some vanilla/caramel in the finish.

Mouth is solid despite all the Brett going on. Lasting enough to leave an impression but with soft carbonation that doesn't feel too sticky.

Not usually a huge fan of tripels but this one really hit the spot due to the earthy funk and tartness keeping the sweetness/alcohol in check. Feels satisfying and paired well with food (stuffed bell peppers in this case.)

afrokaze, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DRTBrewster, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kreko7, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

CDCNAM, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Beerswag, May 17, 2013
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. $13 I think.

A: Hazily golden. Generous head with big, soapy bubbles. Very promising.

S: Brett party. A little citrus, maybe lemon, but the Brett is in charge in the aroma department.

T: Tart, funky, and fruity, though again, the fruit is subdued in favor of the Brett, as are any readily discernible triple characteristics. Maybe the yeast holds back some flavors that are hidden in here, but if you're a Bretthead, this is for you.

M: Soft and gentle on the palate. Quite dry. Very warming.

O: Quenching, refreshing, and totally perfect on a late spring night. The only thing preventing even higher scores from this reviewer is that it wasn't the most "complex" drinking experience, with the yeast asserting itself so dominantly. That said, it tastes great. A treat, and not my last time.

ZethOfTheNorth, May 14, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -8.4%

Pours a bright apricot yellow, moderately cloudy body, several inches of bubbly white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing.

Smells of lemon, flowers, brett, dry grassy funk, white grapes and oranges and pears, a touch of sourness. Noticeable hop character. Fairly complex, smells very nice.

Opens with flowers and dry hay like funk, a light sweetness that fades into a drier white grape fruitiness. Finishes dry and fairly hoppy for the style. Fairly similar to the nose but a little less fruit.

Mouthfeel is lightly fizzy, medium body, alcohol is well hidden and drinkability is good.

This beer is pretty typical of Anchorage and very good like all their beers. This is probably the least unusual Anchorage beer I've had though.


AlexFields, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

justforrazors, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

itracy63, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dvmky, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

freewill35, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

defect_, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

drummermattie02, Apr 29, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

GarthDanielson, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Batch 2 bottled Nov 2012

A: pours a clear light orange with a small and dense white head that is slow to fade into a DFH snifter
S: smells of bretty funk, some oak and a slight tartness.
T: clean bready malt flavor followed by a tart kick in the teeth, slight esters as well, a bit lemony, decent fruitiness, slight spicy and peppery yeast, a bit of oak and vanilla. swallow brings a bit of funk, some oak and a bit more yeasty goodness with a slight band aid/horseblanket flavor on the finish
M: lighter side of medium with soft carbonation from bottle conditioning. dry finish
O: Holy cow is this good. Anchorage knows how to make some solid beers and this one is fantastic. it isn't your run of the mill tripel and the brett and chardonnay barrels brings an interesting side to things. Worth every penny and a must try.

SHODriver, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jessicapreuss, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

twelveinches, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bigsquirrel, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Davit, Apr 15, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -8.4%

This one took me from eager anticipation to fear to delight in a matter of moments. The description on the bottle made it sound amazing, and the pour to a tulip only got me more fired up with such a strong golden color. However, when I raised the glass to my nose, I smelled ... chicken coop? It was a smell I hadn't really gotten that strong since my childhood on a farm, and I have to admit it was not a good memory. I was curious if it was a bad bottle, but order was soon restored when I tasted it. There were those familiar Belgian yeast notes, but in a faded, distant kind of way. They quickly gave way to the brett, but again not in as strong a way as in other wild-style ales. There was such a collaborative effort between the flavors, and it made for a fairly unique taste experience. Really enjoyed this, and would certainly buy it again.

yankeepride, Apr 12, 2013
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.