The Tide And Its Takers | Anchorage Brewing Company

The Tide And Its TakersThe Tide And Its Takers
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 509 ratings
The Tide And Its TakersThe Tide And Its Takers
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:
#1,693
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
509
Liked:
469
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
9.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
102
Trade:
8
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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

exceptional Brett aromas and flavors. Some belgian yeast notes come through. Great balance of flavors. Mouthfeel is correct for the style. As with any brett-ish beers there will be variation.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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.

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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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4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, The Tide and Its Takers is clear gold with a big fluffy white head, rocky, with heavy lace.

Smell is lightly sweet fruity esters, pineapple brett, but with some earthy yeastiness as well.

Taste is very nicely integrated with all components showing, the lighter barnyard and stronger pineapple brett, the spicey, clean dry pils of the trippel and abbey yeast, and finally, the vinous notes of the barrel aging. This is a masterpiece of flavor depth and (relative) subtly.

Mouthfeel is dry, but slick, a little oily, with a medium light body and soft carbonation.

Drinkability is crazy high. A world class beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB snifter.

A: Hazy, dark golden yellow, with one finger's worth of white head, and good visible carbonation.

S: Lemon, biscuit, and Brett barnyard funk with some citrus hops. I get an overall vinous impression.

T: Citrus/lemony barnyard funk with biscuit malt sweetness and some fruity esters. Some Belgian yeast character as well as some dryness from the tannin components. The finish is similar to that of a chardonnay with a little more attenuation, and maybe some bitterness from the hops.

M: Medium mouthfeel to maybe a little heavier than expected for style. Alcohol is noticeable but doesn't detract at all.

O: To say this is a complex beer is an understatement. There's a lot going on here, and it's all very, very good. It's a sipping & thinking beer, not one to have while you're mindlessly eating peanuts at a ballgame. But a wonderful beer, and I'm very glad to have had the chance to try it. Highly recommended.

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 509 ratings
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