The Tide And Its Takers | Anchorage Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,912
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
520
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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81
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Reviews by Reswald:
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4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let's face it, after the first three marvelous beers Gabe's released, we all know that his next offering was likely to be pretty special, and the tripel does not disappoint. It poured a lovely gold color with a nice white head. The aroma was interesting, with some spicy Belgian yeast notes intermingling with some bright, crisp citrus elements (likely from the Sorachi Ace hops) and just a touch of brett funk. Most of the same flavors were there on the palate, plus a touch of woodiness from the aging in Chardonnay barrels. Mouthfeel was good, and the brett funkiness reappeared significantly on the finish. Given my experience with Gabe's previous beers, I expect that cellaring will greatly increase the brett character, so if you don't like your tripels funky, drink this one fresh. It's 9.0% ABV and 30 IBUs, and one of the best tripels I've ever had. Another masterpiece from Gabe Fletcher's brewhouse.

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Photo of Quetzolcotl
3.57/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This is a full frontal brett assault beer. You will get lots of brett in the aroma and the flavor and almost no character of the base beer. No nice estery fruit notes from the Tripel, no bready crackery malt aroma, no spiciness. All brett! If you love that - great! If you want to taste the base beer look elsewhere - this beer could have been any style and no one would know the difference.

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Photo of teromous
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

At the right side of the bottle it states: "BATCH #5 SEPT/2016"

Appearance: The body is hazy with a light orange and yellow color. It has a short, creamy textured, white head that is far shorter than the standard Tripel. It has some spotty lacing.

Aroma: It has a strong sour fruit aroma. After the beer sits for a while and warms up a bit, it picks up an interesting honey scent.

Taste: There is a clear fermented grape or wine flavor to the beer which is excellent because it jumps onto the palate head-first and joins this faintly tart and bitter grapefruit character. There is a bit of passion fruit towards the back of the beer. After drinking the beer for a while it picks up a a very soft woody flavor. All of the flavors in this beer have bonded superbly well together.

Mouthfeel: It is a very well balanced beer. There is a light tartness to the beer but it the key is that it feels mellowed out and blended with the body of the beer.The beer is surprisingly smooth. It has a light body with low bitterness and soft carbonation. It just feels expertly well made.

Overall: It's the kind of beer that just makes you smile because it's that good. I should caution you that this is a Brett beer first and foremost. It doesn't harbor any of the classic Tripel characters which is a bit unfortunate but the key here is that the beer overall is outstanding. On the silkscreen print it does say that this is an "ALE AGED IN FRENCH OAK CHARDONNAY BARRELS" and this is an honest advertisement as it relates to the flavor of this beer. There is a very clear wine flavor and the oak is still there. I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy Brett beers or those who enjoy wine. If you are a classic Tripel lover who enjoys abbey style beers over sours or wild fermented ales I would recommend that you either not buy it or find a friend who does enjoy the aforementioned to share with. I would absolutely buy it again.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of warnerry
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of DuckDodgers
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dbrulet
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerswag
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of aquazr1
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at tasting. Pale golden, with a small white head. Smells sour and funky, of brett and oak, red grapes and barrel. Dry, a bit sour and bitter, grapefruit, bananas, yeast, honey and grapes. Medium body, bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ehammond1
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Slightly hazed golden yellow with a quickly forming near-white persistent head that leaves sheets and dots of lace down the glass.

The aroma is Brett-forward, along with notes of green apple, oak, black pepper, and earth. Terrific.

The flavor follows similarly, with the funky Brett leading the way, along with oak, green apple, pepper, and white grape.No alcohol presence.

Medium to full bodied with high carbonation. Near perfect for the style and a joy to drink.

This reminds me a lot of Bitter Monk by Anchorage--good thing, because I love both beers.

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3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
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