Anadromous | Anchorage Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Very Good
297 Ratings
AnadromousAnadromous
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
Ranking:
#14,654
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
297
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
47
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pontzie
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cage and corked bottle from my local.

L: Interesting redish tint to the dark brown / almost black pour. Minimal light head that dissipated rapidly and left no lacing. The head ran to the rim rapidly and had very fine yellowish foam.

S: you get the sour cherry scent paired with a light coffee ground scent. Smells more like a sour than the appearances would indicate. Some Yeasty sour dough notes.

T: the sour punch is a bit too strong. It ends up being heavy handed sour on the throat as it finishes. Also the initial taste sort of has a weird blend of grape/red wine mixed in to the saltiness of a beer. It is not pleasing that the two flavors stand out as distinct from one another.

F: So info spending time trying to build it up front to pull the flavors together before it hits the back of my palette and just turns into a dominate sour cherry.

O: Overall it is more work to drink this than it should be. While interesting / unique / different..... ultimately we are here looking for a great beer to drink, this is just an ok beer with some good ideas but it needs a ton of refinement to hits the notes it could or should hit.

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Photo of stakem
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

March 2013 bottle poured into a snifter appears dark brown to black in color with no head formation.

Nose has a bacterial sour note and is earthy and roasty smelling.

The taste is chocolate upfront, earth, tobacco, stale coffee and a little fruity vinous with oak and a little bitterness along the middle with black licorice in the aftertaste.

This is light in body with no carbonation. It is pretty drinkable but im not sure id be into buying this in the future.

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Photo of kell50
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chippo33
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a jet black color with an off white to tan foamy head. Delicate foamy lace. The aroma started off with some sweet dark and milk chocolate, dried dark fruits, balanced vinous quality, somewhat tart/sour. The flavor blends the vinous sour to the chocolate sweetness. Some barrel dried woodiness and the dark fruits showing their tart qualities, almost more like blackberry if anything. Leans to the chocolate sweet side with the sour making a decent effort in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sour vinous qualities seem to just balance and don’t really add any harshness or distract from the feel. Actually, because of that, it just seems to balance very appropriately. Overall, very nice American wild ale with all of the dark components coming across super nice. Definitely worth coming back to in the colder months.

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Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +10.7%
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 +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Anadromous from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 297 ratings