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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 62
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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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

chocosushi, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NWer, May 14, 2012
Photo of tastybeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Glowing and muddied orange with a medium sized tight white frothy head.

S: Stinky fermented fruits such as raspberry, cranberry, orange and apple over farm fresh grains and flowers with a tangy lemon punch. Tea aromas as well. Very interesting and enjoyable for sniffing.

T: The first thing I notice upon tasting are the implosively soft, unexpected and unusual characteristics of this beer. And WTF? This is 9%??? Also quite unexpected... So more on flavor: This beer has a lot of various bright fruity flavors...Apple, lemon, numerous berries, and even cantaloupe. The white wine works its way in very well too. There's also a dry woodiness. All these flavors combine together very smoothly. There's a lot of indefinable depth yet somehow this is light and refreshing. Not sure how that is possible... Sweet, sour, spicy, bright, 'barnyardy' and colorful.

M: Full body when you observe it, but it wants you to think light-medium. A hint of alcohol warmth when you sip this yet still very drinkable.

O: Excellent.

tastybeer, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bigsquirrel, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

henrisimo, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

riotontheroad, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

FalconA, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

andant, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jlisuk, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

wesley14, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bonbini26, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

EzraAtom, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

SHODriver, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

MikeRMII, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lamdawg420, Aug 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kguard, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

oldp0rt, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

elec, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

delgotit99, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bentonquest, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

MSandahl23, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Destral, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ejw127, Feb 27, 2012
The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.