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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 56
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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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-24-2013 20:56:47 | More by DRTBrewster
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Kreko7

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-20-2013 19:38:20 | More by Kreko7
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-20-2013 16:23:05 | More by CDCNAM
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Beerswag

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-17-2013 01:27:01 | More by Beerswag
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 14:55:05 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

7.8/10

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:01:49 | More by AlexFields
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-10-2013 01:30:17 | More by justforrazors
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itracy63

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-08-2013 21:52:57 | More by itracy63
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dvmky

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-05-2013 17:51:08 | More by dvmky
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-04-2013 01:24:52 | More by freewill35
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defect_

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-03-2013 23:04:52 | More by defect_
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-29-2013 13:54:40 | More by drummermattie02
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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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SHODriver

Louisiana

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 03:26:38 | More by SHODriver
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jessicapreuss

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-18-2013 04:06:12 | More by jessicapreuss
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-16-2013 05:51:40 | More by twelveinches
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-15-2013 19:52:24 | More by bigsquirrel
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Davit

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 19:30:03 | More by yankeepride
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-08-2013 01:21:37 | More by sendbeer
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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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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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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

04-02-2013 01:58:37 | More by Boilerfood
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2013 23:22:58 | More by InfernoBoss
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2013 03:16:39 | More by wyatt13
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.