Anadromous | Anchorage Brewing Company

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87
very good
282 Ratings
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of EdgarGerik
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle at share on 6/11/16. Pours out flat, oily black body. Smell goes in another direction, fruity and tart. Taste is also fruity, with more tartness, and more of the barrel elements coming into play. A nice cap to the evening, full of excellent beers

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Photo of jrenihan
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BikenBeerTwo
1.9/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of stortore
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A deep brown pour, with a creamy looking, small foamy head and foamy lacing. Smells of malt, red wine, oak, some Brett funk, yeast, some chocolate, raisins. Also a hint of whiskey, which I've seen in another review, so I guess it's possible... Taste also leads with malt and red wine, cherries, raisins, some chocolate, some Brett sourness/tartness. A light hop bitterness underneath. Smooth. creamy, well carbonated, the taste lingers on the tongue.

This is a well crafted, well blended beer, with a fairly unique profile and a complex flavor. This one is definitely worth a purchase, if you can find it.

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Photo of beefington
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eire
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of garbledorgans
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering the middle. The aroma is dominated by Pinot Noir and Brettanomyces. The taste is also dominated by those same Pinor Noir and Brettanomyces. The mouth is slightly thick and tart.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zander4dawin
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acidic sour beer, light red wine, strawberry, burnt sugars, tart, lemon citrus notes, orange peel, twisler candies. Candied cherries. A solid dark sour beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch #2, bottled in November 2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, black pepper, leather, light vanilla, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, black pepper, leather, light vanilla/char, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Moderate balanced tartness/spiciness and light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, raisin, currant, lemon, green apple, red grape, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, red wine vinegar, oak, black pepper, leather, light char, and yeast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and slightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/acidic yeast, roasted malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ninak
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NJB145
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Good fruity dark sour

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Photo of Viperman1316
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a one inch mocha cap; squiggly lacing all over the glass

Smell: Burnt coffee, Pinot Noir grape and oak with hints of Whisky and dark chocolate

Taste: Lactic cherry and growing oaky Pinot Noir flavors, up front, with the burnt coffee and chocolate elements building underneath; after the swallow, the acetic aspect starts to build, somewhat, and the Whisky barrel flavors reveal themselves but the finish is dominated by the fruit that the Pinot Noir barrels impart; burnt coffee in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; slightly puckery

Overall: Interesting to see how the scores have played out on this beer; while the Brett seems overwhelmed by everything else that is going on and I can understand why some don't care for the schizophrenic character of this beer, I found it fascinating and quite enjoyable

Thanks, itracy63, for the opportunity

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danny1217
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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