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Anadromous | Anchorage Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States | website

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
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
262
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
32.64%
 
 
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Photo of unclekeith
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2 from a 750 - 10 months old in a Teku

L: Dark with a thin coffee colored head with an aggressive pour
S: Dark berries, red wine, a bit of heat
T: Tart for sure, some oak and whiskey, red wine on the back - low bitterness
M: Medium body, minimal carbonation
O: I prefer this one draft - a bit of sweetness to balance out the tartness - the bottled version always seems inferior to me. Nice beer for sharing - a whole bottle may be a bit much for one person

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Photo of mroberts1204
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Gusher! A quarter of the bottle ended up on my brothers table. The beer pours black like an imperial stout with a lighter body. Light khaki head. The aroma isn't too strong - light roast notes with a mild lactic note. The taste is lightly sour, mild roast , ash, rubber and a strong astringency on the back end. There are some barrel notes but most of the nuance is overwhelmed by the strong astringency and rubber. Borderline offensive. Maybe I got a bad bottle. I hope so. Not good.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The latest release from Anchorage Brewing Company, Anadromous - Black Sour Ale with Brett, Pedio, and Lacto.

Poured from a bottle into my Tulip glass. Very dark with a one-half inch light brown head that dissipates rather quickly. This beer almost looks as dark as an imperial stout.

The smell is slightly sour, with an aroma of dark cherries. Not nearly as funky as I was expecting, especially since this beer has brett, pedio, and lacto, but it surprises in a good way.

Taste is very complex. Fruity and sweet, with the dark malts playing nicely in the background. With a beer this dark, I was expecting more of a roasted malty flavor, but I think that the lack of that makes this beer taste much better and you are able to appreciate the different flavor profiles from the aging in French oak pinot noir barrels. I am really enjoying this one.

Medium mouthfeel, very smooth, and relatively low carbonation.

I continue to be extremely impressed by Gabe's mastery of barrel-aging. The label on this bottle states that over 40 different pinot noir oak barrels of sour beer were blended to capture the unique contribution of each. I would have to agree that the barrel-aging on this one is fantastic. Absolutely worth seeking out.

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Anadromous from Anchorage Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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