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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 68
Gots: 75 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

Aged in French Chardonnay Barrels w/ Brett
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Ratings: 446 | Reviews: 138
Photo of sprucetip
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very Pale golden, exceptional clarity, and active with a finger of fluffy foamy white head that stays for a bit and fades to film and ring. Minimal lacing.

At first it hit hard with lemony tartness and mid bretty funk. Appearing later are a more generalized Belgian yeasty character and gentle malty sweetness. It all plays well together.

Has all of the same elements as the nose, including horsey brett, lemony tart also from brett, Beglian yeast and a light malty sweetness blending together beautifully. Very mild hop bitterness is detectable and adds to the pleasure.

Well carbonated, rich full body, way more viscous than it looks, and finishes crisp and tart.

Gabe is an amazing brewer and designer of exquisite beers, and he's helping me learn to like brett. Like all ABC beers I have had so far, the brett element is absolutely a central component of the beer, but yet doesn't dominate it. And while this beer may not be as bold and have as many ingredients as some, the subtle nuance of what is there presents with the synergy and delicate perfection of a polished symphony orchestra. I suspect that something like the finished product is what he had in mind, and that hitting that target is something not a whole lot of brewers can do.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DrFayhee
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice pale golden color, rather cloudy, with a thick foamy head.

S: Citrusy bretts are most prominent with a little straw.

T: Citrus, green apple, tart brettanomyces, some alcohol.

M: Quite light for a tripel-style ale. Medium carbonation. Pretty clean.

O: Because of the bretts in this, it changes quite a bit over the course of a pour. Opens up, mellows out, becoming less tart and a bit sweeter, and really develops a lot of complexity.

Photo of AshleyMiller
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of lemon, orange, and other citrus hops with some funky Brett, Belgian yeast spices, some oak, and a touch of tart light fruit.

T - Starts off with some tart lemon zest and other citrus hops alongside some farmhouse funk and Brett flavor with some Belgian yeast spices. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some stronger yeast flavors, coriander, and clove with some mild bitterness. The finish is a mix of tart and funky Brett and yeast flavors, a bit of citrus hops, pepper and other spices, and a touch of oak.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, tart, and lightly spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good complexity added to the beer from the Brett and oak. The balance of flavors is really nice from start to end and the alcohol is very well hidden.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy medium orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention. Aroma of light Brett notes with some dry hops notes and lightly sweet malt notes. Taste is a quiet complex mix between some Brett notes with light funky ester mix in with Nobel dry hops and some sweet malt with a light spicy yeast finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with good balance and nice drinkability factor.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of cvm4
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a faint amber color with a 2 finger white head that dissipates to outline the glass.

S - Sour, yeast, malt, funk and slight apple sweetness.

T - It's tart and sweet at the same time! I just can't discern the flavors.

M - Crisp with great carbonation, very smooth on the palette.

O - An interesting take on a beer and I loved it!

Photo of FoxiBoxi
4.97/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this beer on the second story deck of the Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Can't get a much better spot to try a fantastic brew.

It poured a little cloudy, with a finger of foam. Beautiful lacing, and you could smell the complex bouquet from the table. The nose is floral, with just a hint of oak and a subtle tartness. The taste explodes over your palate, but everything sings in harmony. Slightly bitter and oaky turns into sweet fizz, with just a small amount of funk. This is a memorable beer.

It was beautiful. I went to Stein's the next day and bought two bottles to bring home.

Photo of Pahn
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

What an absolutely gorgeous looking beer from pour. Classic white rock head and uniform with plenty of staying power and tiny white bubbles slowly rising through a glowing neon body of mango tropical yellow and orange. Opaque but not cloudy (slow pour yeast left in bottle on first one). Just fantastic looking.

Nose is a good sense of brett, muting some of the floral and faint citrus character, with a good sense of dense thick malt coming for this style. I am real excited to taste this.

Bringing that brett action for a tripel seems to be unique, but blurs this into saison territory and taking away I think some of the magic. Most noticeable character is that it is a bit wet, but luckily not too watery. Palate has some definite saison character but masking much of a classic sweetness for the style. Malt sweetness is not really coming through, a classic hot pepper brett afterfinish that follows. Kind of hop forward also, but after sometime a nice tart apricot and juice quality comes out.

Overall, it's an interesting take, probably not what I look for in this favorite style of mine, but it's an incredibly well crafted beer. I expect nothing but great things from this place and they just deliver in spades.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful hazy apricot color with a huge, foamy white head. Tons of carbonation billowing from the bottom of the glass. Definitely a looker.

S: Spicy aroma with lots of lemon and tart green apple, cinnamon, cedar and a hint of Belgian yeast. Aroma only gets better as it warms.

T: The chardonnay barrel really comes into play here. Lots of vinous character upfront with some brett, chalky yeast and lemon with a touch of Belgian yeast and clove on the finish. Never gets close to the sweetness a lot of other tripels have, which I think is a really nice touch. Really delicious stuff.

Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color with some honey highlights. The pure white head is dense and short, leaves a short wall of lacing and settles into a solid ring.

The aroma is sweet and tart. Big tart apple and lemon aroma. Quite funky and tart from the brett and oak. Lots of apple cider characteristics. The brett dominates the aroma.

The taste is sweet and tart. The malt is bready and sweet with some honey notes. Not much flavor from the traditional belgian yeast. Big tart notes from the brett. Noticable oak flavors as well. Definitely funky and sour but its kept in check.

The feel is moderate with tingly carbonation. Starts off with a general sweetness but then the brett turns its sour and quite dry, astringent.

I would like to see more of a belgian flavor to this beer. This could have been any pale ale with brett added to it.

Flavorful brett brew

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of chocosushi
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"DFH/Anchorage Collaboration"
Melbourne Bros. Stemmed Tulip
A ~ Pours a nice light bronze color with no lace. There's a 'whiteness' to it. Pretty hazy. Looks like a tripel.

S ~ Brett, French oak, Sliced pears, & lemon zest. Brett comes out more as it warms in an expression of cherries.

T ~ Brett again with stonefruit lead into a nice Chardonnay flavors with a backbone of Belgian-style pale malt flavors & light-raw sugar sweetness ending with more Brett & dry wood. Hints of Lychee & Pepper. Undercurrent of Citrus throughout.

M ~ Really crispy with some nice fruit flavors, while not being fruit-forward & sweet. Carbonation is smooth & full with a good amount of barrel flavor on it. Surprising amount of hops. Mild booze that I expect with the BA style.

D ~ Could drink this all day. The brett, barrel, & base beers are all in point here. Check it out & please refer this to wine fans who need to convert. Thanks Reza!

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow. Slightly hazy. Large luxurious head.
S: Citrus. Some oak. Light funk.
T: Citrus. Bitter hops. Dry throughout. Some woodiness. Wonderfully balanced. Brett is understated, thankfully. Anchohol is present but by no means out of proportion.
M: High carbonation. Alcohol and acids produce a nice, almost medium body.
O: So far, my favorite of Anchorage's offerings and a very solid brett beer. I am not a huge fan of over-the-top brett beers, but this one was very well balanced with bitterness and barrel flavors.

Photo of shleepy
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle (bought at K&L in Redwood City, most likely) into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque, pale orange color. Huge, fluffy head.

S: A lot of oak and brett funk that combine for a nice, spicy effect.

T: I'm not sure if my flu is affecting my judgement, but I seem to be detecting some hot alcohol as the initial sensation... It's that, or just some bitter hops. Either way, there's a bit of a bitter beginning. Then, it mellows out into a pleasantly wild mix of of oak + brett funk + maybe a bit of that chardonnay flavor or a general vinousness + bitter hops.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Pretty high drinkability.

O: An interesting take on a bretty tripel.

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a perfectly hazed deep orange color. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Sticky lace coats the glass.
S: At first, orange peal, lemon grass, spicy phenols and light funk. A grape sweetness takes over after that with a soft wood/oak aroma.
T: Spicy phenols, light funk, citrus peal and lemon flavors. A grape sweetness that is very nice. Wood flavors, though in the background.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. Very crisp and refreshing. A great body that screams take more sips. So easy and enjoyable to drink. A great sipper, and the bottle will be gone in no time.

The Brett and wood barrel are not that apparent, but very balanced. Grapes seem to make a strong presence in the finish, which is very nice. Really enjoyable and highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is brett and soft oak with some sweet malts and a little Belgian yeast.

The flavor is sweet fruity malts with oak and brett and some musty yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK beer - probably my least favorite by them. I like the brett, but it's a bit sweet and I don't think it plays well the the Belgian yeast.

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.