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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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93
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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 63
Gots: 59 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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)

Stevedore, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of elink00
4/5  rDev -3.8%

elink00, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of kguard
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kguard, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -3.8%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, Batch 2, Nov 2012
Victory tulip

A: Hazy bright yellow orange color. Full finger of bright white head. Sheets of lacing. Nice bottle carbed brew.

S: Nice Brett forward nose here. Smells funky. Also get nice vinous notes. The hops are there too adding some interesting fruit character. Lemon. Crisp citrus.

T: Up front you get some hop character from the Sorachi Ace. Then that vinous hints. There is some sweetness, but not the traditional banana and clove flavors. There are some oak notes and rounding during sip. Love the funky character. Crisp refreshing finish. Doesn't taste like 9% unless you drink whole bottle :).

M: Medium bodied. Clean.

inlimbo77, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Paccamacca
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Paccamacca, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of maxwelldeux
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of lakersfan16
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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

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

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

JamFuel, May 26, 2013
Photo of afrokaze
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of DRTBrewster
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DRTBrewster, May 24, 2013
Photo of Kreko7
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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

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

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

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

justforrazors, May 10, 2013
Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

dvmky, May 05, 2013
Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

defect_, May 04, 2013
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.