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Anchorage Anadromous Belgian Black Bier

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Ale brewed with summit hops. Triple fermented. First in French Oak Foudres, second in pinot noir and whiskey barrels with brett and other critters. Finally in the bottle for natural carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from Winooski Beverage, 9/26/15

Aroma: The aroma is dark berries (black, blue, black cherry), oak, and red wine, plus a little plum
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a thin ring of light brown head and mild lacing
Flavor: The flavor is sour fruity, and yeah, pretty much exactly like the aroma would suggest
Palate: Medium-plus bodied, more of a sipper, drinks nicely from cellar temp through room temp
Overall Impression: Another excellent one from Anchorage. There’s a ton of complexity here, most of which seems to come from the barrels and the brett. I’m sure the underlying beer was solid too, but those are definitely the dominate flavors here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4423) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Deep and dark pour with one finger of dark tan head. Tart aroma with chocolate, black cherry, spices, and a lightly estery quality. Tart in the flavor with chocolate and dark cherry, some bitter grain, and some spicy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2015
75cl bottle. Small tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, oak, some vinous, light Brett. Taste is moderately sweet, lacto, Brett, pinot, wood. Dry finish, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1465) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty and yeasty aroma, licorice, funky bretty, fruity, wood, dusty. Sweet and light acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (706) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Une mousse mince se pose timidement sur une bière noire et opaque. Quelques fruits foncés (raisins, bleuets) se joignent à des arômes chocolatés et torréfiés pour former un bouquet simple, mais invitant. La magie de cette bière se met en marche en bouche. Les saveurs de chocolat et de pain grillé s’amalgament à des notes vineuses et fruitées très vives dans une belle acidité pas trop intense. Une vague de chaleur alcoolisée vient ramasser tout ça. Des tannins boisés percent de plus en plus lorsque la bière se réchauffe. Il s’en passe des affaires dans cette bière et c’est incroyablement bon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle, thanks Chris, dark pour, tan head, nose and taste are both brett, tart, citrus, whiskey, wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2436) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at blåbær release 2015. Black body with a small head. Brett, whiskey, oak, tart. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (1012) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Blåbær street tasting 2015. Pours nearly black with a brown head. Aroma of licorice, sour, Berrys, Brett wood. Taste is sour, Berrys, dark fruit, light roast, light cinnamon, slight roast.very dry sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (723) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that dissipates quickly, the beer is a very dark black, I'm not even seeing colors on the edges when held up to the light Aroma: Pino noir wine, alcohol, funky, perhaps coffee Taste: very interesting, it's sour yet at the same time has a coffee bitterness to it, nestled in there you also get the red grape flavor from the Pino noir aging, alcohol warmth Palate: much thicker and full mouthfeel that I normally find in sours, unique aftertaste is a mixture of red wine coffee and sour beer, soft carbonation Overall: very unique beer, the way the flavors all come thru assertively is impressive, not your typical stout or sour beer, not really easy to drink, I like it overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Brown with Lacy beige head; aroma red winey; Flava is tart yet subtle maltiness oaky- very red winey deliscous; feels little fizz til the end; finishes tart acidic very much like red wine

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