The Tide And Its Takers | Anchorage Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
507
Reviews:
152
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
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78
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102
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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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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 dbrauneis
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged bottle. Batch #1.

A: Pours a hazy dry-straw yellow. A gentle pour yields a 1" rocky white head which leaves rings, stringers, and spotty lace. Lots of effervescence in the glass.

N: Funky brett yeast, lemon zest, floral, grassy, fresh hay, faint orange blossoms.

T: Yeasty brett with oak barrel and vinous notes. Herbal and funky. Slightly metallic tang on finish.

M: Medium body, semi-strong champange-like carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter yeasty finish.

O: Enjoyable. Liked the brett funk, of course.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has some tart farmhouse funk, citrus zest. Taste is brett/yeast forward at first with some wine notes and finishes really fruity with melon notes. Medium body with high effervescence. Really well made, complex and tasty.

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Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden wheat body. Thin, fine bubbled, white head sits low. Low retention and ok lace.

S - Orange, bread pudding, cranberry tartness, rhubarb pie.

T - Sour apple, bitter brett, cranberry, strawberry rhubarb, honey, gram cracker pie crust.

M - Medium-full frame. Nice carbonation.

O - Great balance and complexity. Delicious.

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Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of ZEB89
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a mini snifter. November 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Beginning of the bottle is clear yellow orange. The end is quite hazy and murky. Small white head.

Smell - Brett, but nothing over the top. Some earthy notes. Citrus. Some hops and esters. Sharp white wine adds to the acidity.

Taste - Tough to discern a tripel in here, but that might be a good thing considering American breweries' track record with tripels. Esters are strong. Pale malt. Spicy. More white wine than the nose, but a bit less brett. Bright citrusy flavors.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Brett hasn't completely taken over, but it's got a touch of tang to it.

Overall - I bet if you took the brett out of this, it would be another mediocre American tripel. Brett helps this out a lot.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a big white head. Aromas of straw and grass with a definite oak and white wine note. There’s a mild fruity tartness to the nose and just a hint of funk. The flavor has a surprising touch of bitterness, but perhaps it’s just tannins/astringency? White wine, light fruits, and a subtle lactic tartness to go along with the bready malt flavor and soft sweetness. Good, but Love Buzz is still my favorite thus far from this brewery.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

The only thing missing from this maelstrom is a kraken. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy sunset auburn-brass topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, grapefruit zest, light lime zest, a hint of tart Chardonnay grapes, a touch of mild biscuit, and a stiff breeze of earthy Brett. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more of that tart Chardonnay character. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I can't say this resembles a traditional tripel all that closely, but the bright citrus, tart wine, and earthy Brett all combine together into a very tasty melange. Screw style guidelines, this stuff is damn good.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright apricot yellow, moderately cloudy body, several inches of bubbly white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing.

Smells of lemon, flowers, brett, dry grassy funk, white grapes and oranges and pears, a touch of sourness. Noticeable hop character. Fairly complex, smells very nice.

Opens with flowers and dry hay like funk, a light sweetness that fades into a drier white grape fruitiness. Finishes dry and fairly hoppy for the style. Fairly similar to the nose but a little less fruit.

Mouthfeel is lightly fizzy, medium body, alcohol is well hidden and drinkability is good.

This beer is pretty typical of Anchorage and very good like all their beers. This is probably the least unusual Anchorage beer I've had though.

7.8/10

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Photo of imbibehour
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #2. Poured in a snifter, the beer is a very bright, slightly hazed, orange-gold coloring with a thin, whispy film coating of white on the surface. Aromas of roast and earth softening the Belgian yeast characteristics, including cherry sweet and white wine grapes. Slight floral highlights on the nose, too. Flavors are very layered, with an initial blend of char, tobacco, and wood giving rise to a toasted grain backbone with floral and sweet highlights of cherry, some citrus, nutmeg, all-spice, and white wine grape. Very balanced, and very dynamic. Wow. The chardonnay/riesling grape characteristics blend into the aftertaste, with a dry, crisp feel in mouth. Dry, clean finish, with a slightly dry-sweet lingering. This beer, despite an elevated ABV, is a great sipper. Very smooth and very tasty.

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The Tide And Its Takers from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 507 ratings.
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