The Tide And Its Takers | Anchorage Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
506
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
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78
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102
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Photo of GoneARye
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2012 Bottle. Pours a clear golden straw color with mild head and minor lacing. An extremely rich and multi-layers aroma: Wine, vanilla, bread, oak, with undertones of funky Brett, farmhouse, and straw. Taste is similarly complex: Dryness from the chardonnay, sweetness from the tripel base beer, and funky notes from the Brett offset by vanilla. A mild carbonation enlivens the palate, and a small amount of heat from the alcohol follows on the finish. Overall this is quite unique: A good sipper, and a beer for reflection.

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Photo of Ken_P
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a winner. Maybe it's because this is the particular anchorage brew in front of me but I'd venture this is my favorite Anchorage out of the Bitter Monk, and Love Buzz that I've had.

The Brett reigns supreme with a hint of lemony citrus. A bit thin for a triple but who cares. The beer is amazing.

One of the few I'd go into the trenches with.

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Photo of Pete_IV
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bfred805
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A strong, inviting aroma of fruit, malt, and some yeast.

T: Tasted of light fruit (lemon), malt, yeast, and some vanilla in the finish. A very lively, complex, surprisingly light flavor that's easy to drink.

M: A huge amount of carbonation with a prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a beer that's about as close to a Belgian beer that you'll find in this country. Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First batch 2012 (doubtfully the last)

A: Hazy milky straw in color with about a half inch of cinnamon latte like foam which has good retention.

S: Apricot, tart green grape, Crab apple lemon bar On a window sill over looking a grassy field (faint).  Cardamom and earthy spice shows as this warms up.

T:  More bitter than expected here but in a very clean dry feeling sort of way.  In a way this stuff hits like soda water.  The oak is present but makes a better window than a door (white oak sawdust?). This is really the post modern beer which perhaps began with Westmalle and then Unibroue.  Like Rothko of brewing this beer plays with the perfectly complex simple... Or the idea of honing in on tight areas. Pimp.

A Utopian marriage of flavor though one struggles to name more than a few of them.  Here's an idea and a painting.

  A house sits:  Tippy toed, and defensively stilted amongst sun bleached, oak driftwood  lined, and beachgrass peppered dunes.
Atlantic ocean floor sands, loosing their war of land to sea life and salt water.     Atop a flowery, herbaceous, and mostly purple garden;  stone fruit trees grow while a soft breeze speaks it's surroundings through windows agape.

M:  rich frothy Mad Dog like carbonation with a tingling finish.

O:  underwhelmed and then stunned to some degree.  What's the story with this beer?  Every Anchorage beer I've had to date has treated Brett like Gordon Ramsey or Tom Colicchio treat Risotto... To near perfection.  

This beer is great because it does the same thing but in a totally different way.  It's perhaps the perfect funk beer.  Herbal , spicy, fruity, earthy and let very little defines itself (making the whole greater than the parts). This is no different but it's done very differently from love buzz and bittemonk. I get the feeling this is what de proef initially intended on with it's wild beers. Though this works like high art.

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Photo of rEBELlION
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Been really impressed by this brewery so far, and my love of well done Brett beers salutes this combination. Batch #001, from Oct 2011, so its a bit old but with Brett it should help develop. I'll have to try a fresh one sometime, and I need to get a few more for cellaring.

The pour yields a nice creamy looking pasty white 1 finger head that floats for a while and doesn't want to fade, I do get some foamy looking lacing when it eventually does with my forcing. It's a mostly clear honey mead colored beer.

Nose is really nice, the Brett comes right out front, with light barnyard wild funk aromas but not too strong, then plenty of Belgian tripel aromas, with light floral spices, a farmhouse like aroma, just a slight hint of a lemongrass, a light orange citrus juice, and a decent malty aroma. In the background is a hint of a buttery toasted oak, and very light fruity clean chardonnay.

Taste is also pretty nice, starting with a nice Belgian tripel flavor, with some light floral spices from the yeast, hints of esters, light lemongrass and hints of citrus orange rind juice. Malts add a nice malty base that comes smooth. Brett really comes on as well but not overpowering, with light barnyard wild funk that adds a great almost foreground taste but roams the background. The oak adds a strong presence, with definite chardonnay flavors, buttery oak, a light vinous chardonnay flavor, with the beer it's a perfect combination, and light toasty oak flavor. I can't highlight more how well the toasted buttery oak, the crisp fruity chardonnay, and the funky wild Brett all blend so well. A light booze warmth floats in the background as well. The finish is slightly dry but slightly sticky as well, light citrus lingering, as well as a hint of funky Brett, bit of buttery oak, and light fruity crisp chardonnay. The longer i drink it, a bit of a bitterness comes through I think from the yeast spice flavors and esters, as well as the wild Brett flavors, but there could be hints of floral hops.

Mouth is med bodied, fluffy with pretty good carb, and a bit of booze warmth.

Overall amazing beer. This is just the perfect blend of all the flavors, starting with a nice Belgian tripel with good Belgian yeast additions, light spices and esters, citrus, fruit, etc. Then add the nice Brett flavor to add some wild funk in the background that doesn't take over the beer, then on top of all that some crisp fruity flavorful Chardonnay wine flavors, and to top it all off as the cherry on top, the rounding from the toasty buttery oak. Maybe the perfect spring beer!

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Photo of dimitrov
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tastybeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of henrisimo
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of FalconA
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of andant
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jlisuk
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wesley14
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of EzraAtom
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 506 ratings.
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