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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
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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hoppyboy69

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-24-2013 00:57:38 | More by hoppyboy69
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SGToliver

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-23-2013 06:54:29 | More by SGToliver
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pfcorsar

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-20-2013 04:38:49 | More by pfcorsar
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-09-2013 07:12:55 | More by largadeer
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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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superspak

Michigan

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

750 ml bottle into chalice; Batch #1 bottled 10/2011. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, pepper, clove, white wine, oak, herbal, floral, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, clove, pepper, oak, white wine, floral, herbal, grass, funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pineapple, peach, pepper, clove, oak, white wine, floral, herbal, grass, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with well balanced wine barrel presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian Tripel with Brett. Big complexity and balance of all flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:06:50 | More by superspak
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-06-2013 23:39:26 | More by dookiebrown
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cgskippy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-05-2013 18:33:48 | More by cgskippy
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-30-2013 17:51:48 | More by beernads
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-30-2013 13:40:39 | More by CB_Crowe
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Acuity

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-30-2013 01:36:36 | More by Acuity
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2013 15:52:45 | More by Cynic-ale
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-28-2013 18:25:13 | More by jtladner
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

The only thing missing from this maelstrom is a kraken. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy sunset auburn-brass topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, grapefruit zest, light lime zest, a hint of tart Chardonnay grapes, a touch of mild biscuit, and a stiff breeze of earthy Brett. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more of that tart Chardonnay character. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I can't say this resembles a traditional tripel all that closely, but the bright citrus, tart wine, and earthy Brett all combine together into a very tasty melange. Screw style guidelines, this stuff is damn good.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:48:31 | More by TMoney2591
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jlisuk

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

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EastBay_Nick

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a mini snifter. November 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Beginning of the bottle is clear yellow orange. The end is quite hazy and murky. Small white head.

Smell - Brett, but nothing over the top. Some earthy notes. Citrus. Some hops and esters. Sharp white wine adds to the acidity.

Taste - Tough to discern a tripel in here, but that might be a good thing considering American breweries' track record with tripels. Esters are strong. Pale malt. Spicy. More white wine than the nose, but a bit less brett. Bright citrusy flavors.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Brett hasn't completely taken over, but it's got a touch of tang to it.

Overall - I bet if you took the brett out of this, it would be another mediocre American tripel. Brett helps this out a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 03:39:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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YeastBreeder

Alaska

5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2013 23:07:34 | More by Anonymous1
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter at cellar temperature. I've popped the corks off enough of these to warrant a review now.

The Tide and Its Takers is a dark, hazy straw color with a one to two-finger white head. Looks like a substantial Belgian-style ale.

Its aroma is very fruity and floral... and the smell is somehow sort of sour as well (I'm guessing this is from the brettanomyces). It smells very similar to white wine, no doubt because this was aged in French oak chardonnay barrels. A wonderful and interesting scent.

The taste follows up on the smell with few surprises. It has a fruity tartness and dry finish which REALLY reminds me of white wine or champaign, but then the finish has this wonderful bready aftertaste which reminds me that this is most DEFINITELY beer! The alcohol is excellently disguised.

The mouthfeel is crisp and effervescent, but not as highly carbonated as champaign, which I think is a good thing.

This is an extremely unique beer. I've really tasted NOTHING else quite like it, what with the remarkable qualities provided by the brett and the chardonnay barrel fermentation. It's really a must-try, trail-blazing belgian ale, if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 06:43:22 | More by Kuaff
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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DoubleJ

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-01-2013 06:02:51 | More by DoubleJ
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2013 05:44:02 | More by bennetj17
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
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