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Anadromous | Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
294 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
Ranking:
#13,215
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
294
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
48
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
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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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BikenBeerTwo
1.9/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of stortore
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
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 +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eire
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Franziskaner
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zander4dawin
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
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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Anadromous from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 294 ratings
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