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The Tide And Its Takers - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Reviews: 144
Hads: 483
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 70
Gots: 92 | FT: 11
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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Reviews: 144 | Hads: 483
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! (344 characters)

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. (586 characters)

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. (1,266 characters)

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. (589 characters)

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 (858 characters)

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! (932 characters)

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. (520 characters)

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. (669 characters)

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. (791 characters)

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. (495 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share in Hoboken, NJ.

A: Pours a clear bright golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall white fizzy head that reduces to a very thin layer over the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of citrus/orange, some floral notes, light peppery spiciness, and lots + lots of brett funkiness. A nice complexity to the smell makes this beer very inviting.

T: The taste follows the smell with some light sourness and lots of funkiness - the brett is very present and upfront and really makes this beer a very interesting version of a tripel. There is a definitely citrus/orange present and a nice peppery spice.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. Very dry in the finish.

O: I think of this beer more like a saison than a tripel because of the influences from the brett. This beer is very easy to drink and very enjoyable. The alcohol is completely hidden which could make this one quite dangerous at 9% ABV. I would definitely like to have this one again. (1,119 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 1. October 2011.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is very sour, tart, and funky with some grain, lemon, earth, and Brett aromas. Taste is very much the same along with some wood and white wine aromas. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great and interesting take on a tripel and the best of the Anchorage beers I have tried so far. (543 characters)

Photo of gatornation
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked caged bottle, batch 1 10/2011

A- pours a cloudy straw yellow color with lots of carbonation a very fresh 2 finger head and great lacing on glass

S-floral citrus with spice, wine and wood chips, lemonbread

T- superb it was crisp with a lemon meringue hops start followed by some brett, a dry white wine middle nice spicy floral finish a wood flavor lingers

M- nicely carbonated tart and hoppy

O- a different take on a tripel but its an outstanding brew another great one from Anchorage (502 characters)

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

Thanks to whoever opened this beer recently. Beer is yellow and clear with aggressive carbonation and a white head of small bubbles.

Aroma is sweet and tripel like with a nice yeast presence.

Beer is light in body, I'm not super impressed with the beer. I was expecting more from these guys at this point, I love their other beers but this is just a plain tripel, fine I suppose, I don't think I'll have it again though. (422 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/30/12 notes. Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one.

a - Pours a murky medium orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus hops, brett, light wine, and floral notes. Very nice and bretty.

t - Tastes or oranges, brett, fruity malts, citrus hops, lemon, spice, floral notes, earthy notes. Again, ton of brett.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice beer. I'm a sucker for oranges and brett and this one has a lot of each. Very nice, would like to have it again. (594 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a good golden color with a nice, fluffy white head. Good rocky foam with nice retention and a good dose of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a strong Brett presence with some earthy funk to go along with some yeast spice and faint barrel notes.

The flavor is also pretty Brett heavy, but also has notes of oak, yeast spice, and a bit of hops. Medium body with spritzy carbonation and a dry finish. Earthy. Not quite as good as some of Anchorage's other offerings, but still quite tasty. (555 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from belmont station in portland

split, paired with curried lamb

appearance: served in my hopleaf tulip, hazy pale straw body, creamy white lace, unfiltered

smell: spice, white pepper, oak, chardonnay, yeast

taste: A nice pairing for the bold lamb dish - white grapes, oaky chardonnay barrel, pear, lemon rind, floral, a nice kick provided by the brett, leafy hops, citrus

mouthfeel: creamy medium body

overall: non-traditional, but tasty. the chardonnay barrel and brett are nice touches (507 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love me some Anchorage, so looking forward to this new arrival! Anchorage metal band 36 Crazyfists is one of my favorite bands, and I am sipping this while listening to the most appropriate of their albums "The Tide and it's Takers" \m/

Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a fluffy white head of a finger or more. Nice lace and retention.

The aroma is typical Anchorage funkitude. White wine and oak with some spices and Belgian notes.

Taste of funk, hay and spicy hops. Some oak and dry wine notes, with some fruity notes and faint citrus.

Creaminess, with a nice almost effervescence. Good carbonation for the style.

Probably not my favorite Anchorage brew, but it's still great and they are without a doubt masters of the Brett craft. (754 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Thorpe429, who apparently hails from England.

The beer is straw yellow and hazy with a small, white head. The aroma brings some yeast, a bit of citrus, lemon zest. Hard to believe this is 9% abv. Nice flavor. Light bodied with some mildly tart citrus, yeast. Not a traditional tripel, but more of a hybrid with a considerable yeast and funk presence. Really nice - would have again. (393 characters)

Photo of impending
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

B+

Batch One 10/11, 750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy mid tone yellow orange, minor dense yellowish head retained nicely, nice lacing.

Aroma is a delight. Wispy citrus and pineapple, a depth of sweets, floral and fruity. As if a saison veiling a tripel. The brett gently surrounds it all, perfectly obvious yet nicely restrained.

The flavor is all about the brett, more so than is necessary. The fruits are there but now obscured. Sharp minor dry pepper bite precedes a fairly bitter finish. Full bodied mouthfeel shy of cloying. My perception of french oak chardonnay barrels is clouded by my expectation - it must be there as it is proudly noted on the bottle - however, unknowing I would never have identified this. Real or imagined, it's barely perceptible.

While this did not live up to my hopes, Anchorage Brewing is exciting.
cheers
jd (855 characters)

Photo of Burns
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased upon recommendation at Healthy Spirits in San Fran. Lite, citrusy, crisp. Smells wonderful. I taste hints of dried fruits like dates or prunes. Chardonnay clearly drives the flavor. Excellent finish. Semi-sweet. Did I just taste banana? Half-inch of foam. More carbonated than a Chimay white or a Brothers David. Dry refreshing aftertaste. Lingers. Quite lovely. (372 characters)

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

750ml bottle opened on 2-7-12.
Batch 1

A - Pours a light, cloudy orange with a fluffy cream-colored head. Great retention.

S - Belgian yeast, bananas and black pepper.

T - Banana, lemons, and some soft funk.

D - Good carbonation, with a light body.

O - Light and nice, another winner for Anchorage. I can't wait to visit the brewery. (338 characters)

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

Appearance: (4.5)
- Nice cloudy golden creamed corn color with fluffy big fingers of head.. leaves a very light looking spotty ring alla bout, and some thin traces over the brew.

Smell: (4.5)
- Nice sweet malt with a good biscuity touch. Fruity esters, drying Brett aromas, and light Belgian candy. Some lovely oak and chardonnay aromas are present.. very good smell.

Taste: (4.0)
- Nice crisp triple with a lovely earthy and woody flavor.. the chardonnay and brett seem to couple extremely well with one another. Some sweet sugars and esters, and a dry grassy hop flare. Super good.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Medium body, great carbonation, and certainly dry from the oak, brett, and hops. I like drying cloying beers like this.. and it is a touch chewy as well. Certainly a neat beer.

Overall: (4.0)
- This is a tasty number. I would love to have more of these to age, but I found only the one. There is enough residual sugars left behind for the brett to carry on its way over time and really develop this beer into something else. It's solid now, and I bet would get even better. Certainly worth the try. Surprised I paid the same amount for this as I did the IPA. The IPA should have been less. (1,201 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes to beermeX2 for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, bread, fruit, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, wood, and very subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The flavor and aroma going on in this one was very solid and enjoyable. This made this one really easy to drink. A definite must try if you get the chance! (687 characters)

Photo of zep9865
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with aasher on 2/28. Poured into Aecht schlenferla snifter. Pours a golden orange with 5 fingers of white foam head, most of which recedes.

The brett immediately stands out on the nose, with butter, oak and some citrus.

Lots of lemon and orange to taste, with very strong oak character and a little bit of butter.

Very complex beer from start to finish with bright carbonation and a big oak finish

Pleasant beer that i would gladly drink again. (456 characters)

The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.