Anadromous | Anchorage Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Summit Hops. Aged in French Oak Pinot Noir barrels with Brett, Pedio and Lacto. Triple Fermented.

Added by DucksFan16 on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
282
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
47
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a two finger fluffy tan head that disappates quickly. Aroma is roast malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, slight tartness/sour, and a definite red wine vinous character. Taste follows with big notes of red wine and tartness up front, followed by dark roasted malts and dark chocolate, oak, very slight whiskey notes, and a funky earthiness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and oily, with enough crisp carbonation to keep it balanced. Almost gose/stout hybrid like. Overall, this is a very good beer, super complex with layers of flavor that evolve as you drink and the beer warms.

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Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 2016 batch

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of roastyness with some nice sour notes and a little funk. Light coffee and chocolate as well
T: Taste is tartness, oak, funk, some roasty notes, fudge and coffee. Slight sour cherry as well. Swallow is sour cherry and leather with more oak, funk and roasted coffee.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft but adequate and the beer has a dry finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It is complex and flavorful with a pleasing amount of tartness. It reminds me of a very tame Tart of Darkness. If you like sour dark beers this is one to get your hands on.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

definite funk, oak, a hint of the whiskey, nice tartness but overall very drinkable and definitely unique.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 9/9/16

A the darkest cola liquid, thumbs width of dark foam quickly falls to a thin film leaving lots of spider web lace even on the side I'm drinking out of

S wet wood, musty wine barrel but not getting the whiskey, strawberry and sour cherries, sugar coated raisins, cocoa powder, cold coffee, maybe some sour plums, plenty gong on

T more sour fruit and some cola added to the mix but other then that it mimics the nose fairly well, about what I expected after smelling it

M comes out a little thin in the mouth but the bubbles fluff it up but then it flattens out in a hurry, sour cherry finish

O drinks a little easy for 8.5% so that says something, dark sours are often odd and this ones no exception but it somehow all pulls together but I would like to see more whisky barrel

An odd brew but it grew on me as I got in to it, that being said I don't think I'd pull the trigger again for a second crack considering the price tag

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsander
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked bottle - lots of typical nasties in this one, but the Pinot Noir barrel certainly intrigues me. Wait, that's a FISH on the label?

This beer pours a pretty solid black, with very spare red cola edges, and one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy brown head, which leaves a bit of windswept rocky remote island profile lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of edgy Brett and lactic sourness, bready and lightly roasted caramel malt, muddled dark orchard fruit (maybe some prunes and figs), some dank red wine barrel mustiness, a twinge of cocoa powder, maybe some ephemeral coffee notes, and a hint of emerging estery citrus rind. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, a minor earthy nuttiness, sour dark fruit (cherries, red grapes, and dates), musty old socks, an increasing vinous barrel woodiness, some free-agent ashiness, a bit of leathery tobacco, very dry chocolate, and some coffee that's been sitting on the stove for way too long.

The carbonation is adequately active in its generally structural frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and so-so smooth, as the funk, char, and sourness really don't engender much hope at this juncture, yeah?. It finishes off-dry, the still ethereally smoked malt and varied wine-led fruitiness easily contending with any lingering souring agents.

Overall, this is another brew from Anchorage that took its time to grow on me - the sourness eventually dovetailing into the heady base brown ale, all under the auspices of that sexy Pinot red wine barrel essence. Other props go to the seamlessly integrated 17-proof booze, which I'm sure I'll be encountering soon enough.

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Photo of nmann08
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pored from a 750 ml into the modified tulip glass.
A - With an aggressive pour, from the near black backdrop a thin cap can be coaxed. A ring of evidence
clings to the glass.
S - Dark fruits all candied, Plum, fig, raisin, blend seamlessly, with a bit of sour patch blackberry.
T - Right of of the olfactory side, sour dark fruits, a bit of american oak adds tannin's and vanilla.
F - Thin n body, delightful in texture,
O - a delightful twist on the sour stout, kind of in Tim Burton fashion. I frankly enjoy this a great deal.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: midnight brown, mocha head
S: tart, roasted malts, sweet
T: tart is upfront, really nice finish with stout characteristics
F: very smooth with average carbonation
I: love it, great stuff

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Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip it has a black body and a beige head of half a inch. Smell of pinot noir, slight chocolate, vanilla, hay, funk, light vinegar, chocolate, slight roasted malt, pepper, and cherry. Taste is chocolate, pinot noir, grape, vanilla, hay funk. light vinegar, pepper, cherry, strawberry, stone fruit, peach, caramel, and roasted malt. Full mouth feel and body with a nice moderate carbonation. A very good tart sour stout, the pinot noir barrel are pronounced and fantastic.

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Anadromous from Anchorage Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 282 ratings.
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