Anchorage Tide and Its Takers Tripel

Anchorage Tide and Its Takers Tripel

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Brewed by Anchorage Brewing Company

Anchorage, AK, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

9% Alcohol by Volume

30 International Bittering Units

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This is an unshored ale. Wild and Remote; there's a beer where the sea used to be. I believe there will be many takers for this tide. It begins with a soft and spicy floral nose. The brett notes are measured and reverberate around the lemon-cream-pie hops like ripples around a buoy in a beam sea. Wood notes drift and float by and bring a bit of vanilla toward the end but m ostly the wood does the important work of softening the heat of a multi-phase fermentation that is three fathoms deep. Putting a snifter of this beer up to your lips is like putting a conch shell up to your ear. Living right up against the Atlantic Ocean here in Delaware nothing says welcome home to me so much as the rythmic crashing of an incoming surf on land and I get that familiar feeling while drinking The Tide and Its Takers. Like a powerful ocean you can not take this beer for granted. It's complex, it has a lunar-pull that makes you reflexively go for the next sip, and it pulls you in the right mood to appreciate life and nature's bounty. To paraphrase folk-punk Michelle Shocked, You know you're in the largest state of mind in the union where you're anchored down in Anchorage. Cheers! --Gabe Fletcher and Sam Calagione

ID: 47294 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank2651
Overall Percentile95
Style Rank56 of 580
Style Percentile90.3
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.860
Weighted Score3.538
Standard Deviation0.385

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Man, everything that comes from these guys is good .. pours a deep gold .. medium head, lacing is ample .. . light oak, yeast, very light brett, golden syrup, and yeasty wood .. . nice, touch light and smooth- maybe a touch simple for this brewer .. . .
    There is something to say about winning second.
    Mainly that you are a loser.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Now this is a tripel! No super sweet bubblegum garbage, lots of bright fruity flavors, and I think I can now determine exactly what a brettanomyce tastes like. Solid orange flavored finish. Solid white foam on a golden colored beer, that grew a little cloudy towards the bottom of the bottle (the way it should be!). Some musty undertones. Even though this is a year old before I got my hands on it, it is still fabulous. Thanks Guy for brinking this back from your trip to the Northeast. Really glad I was able to share this with two curvy bodonkalicious ladies.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is brett and soft oak with some sweet malts and a little Belgian yeast.

    The flavor is sweet fruity malts with oak and brett and some musty yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

    Overall, an OK beer - probably my least favorite by them. I like the brett, but it's a bit sweet and I don't think it plays well the the Belgian yeast.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    reminiscent of Temptation in so many ways...aroma, body and flavor all similar...and cheaper per ounce. I was getting to the point where (while all good) all the Anchorage bretty beers save for the dry-hopped Bitter Monk were too similar, but this one had enough body, fruityness and bubble-gummy goodness to shine through a bit, and the brett was done just right. Very nice!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/12/2011. This Abbey Tripel pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity. apricots, peaches and bretty. A medium bodied tripel. The malts are fruity and sweet, apricot and peaches. The hops are herbal and citrusy/lemony. Lively carbonation. Some yeast and funk behind the sweetness. Somewhat dry at the finish. Very drinkable, tripel. Love the sorachi ace and the brett. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of brett.

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