alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has grapefruit and orange citrus, Brett, oak, vinous notes, big floral and herbal hops, spices, funk with some moderately sweet malts. The flavor has big floral character, with grapefruit, oak, Brett funk, herbal, spices, and some sweet and bready malts. Nice bitterness and dry at the finish. Medium-bodied. I always enjoy the Anchorage beers, but the price is a touch above what I would like to pay.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy blond/amber with a finger white head. Not as carbonated as one would expect.
Smell is JUICY AS FUCK grapefruit, orange, mango. Sweet. It smells like a tropical fruit ipa.
Taste is sweet, mellow, citrus and tropical fruit. Kiwi, lime, slightly tart, hoppy, peaches and berries.
Super refreshing, amazingly drinkable, none of the alcohol shows up.
It’s truly incredible. A work of art.
bmsulliv (156) - - AUG 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pinot barrel aged awesome............&;@&;$&:!& via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pours hazy gold with a persistent, light and foamy white head. Spicy, bready, lightly tart aroma. Taste is bready, very pleasantly tart, perfect amount of brett funk. Very noticeable barrel characteristics, from fruit to oak. Nice crisp, dry finish. Easy drinking, very refreshing.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spritziger Antrunk, in dem die Kräuternoten hinter dem Bretthervorschauen. Deutliche Hefenoten, würzig säuerlich werdend. Die verschiedenen Kräuternuancen sind harmonisch, das Bier wird komplexer, passend trocken. Spritzig, zum Ende dumpf, die Hefigkeit ist dunkler. 12/12/10/12/11/12
chickenflea (311) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle that I shared with my friend, Keelan. These Anchorage beers aren’t cheap but if the rest are like this one, I am up for moer. Orange-yellow color, small but visible head and a bit of lace. The nose is really incredible in how intriguing it is. I knew right away I liked it but I just have to keep inhaling away to try and figure out what I smell. This beer sets the standard for complex aromas. Its sort of perfume, candy, a touch of brett hiding in the back, slightly earthy, slight touch of alcohol. After reading the bottle it came to me. It’s the rose hips. The taste is pretty damn crazy too, funky with sweet, sour, and bitter all in equal portions. Unique. Surprisingly pleasant. This one is fit for a very special occasion.
Palme (2909) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a light blurry deep golden one with a small just off-white top. Fantastic aroma on this one. It’s really fresh, lots of citrus, small white berries, and raspberries? Tart bretted raspberries. Lovely aroma. Lots of brett and subtle acidity in the flavor. The tart raspberries has been replaced with white or even green gooseberries. The brett is dancing on the tongue. Zesty and acidic finish and aftertaste. A really refreshing one. Want more. 04.05.2013
RumRunner101 (638) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer blew me away. Tons of flavour - some funk, red wine barrels are apparent, spice, fruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Another winner from Anchorage.
alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy maize color with a soapy white head with great lacing. Yeast, barnyard funk, wood, and wine aroma. Batch #1, but still a bit hot. Citrus, yeast, funk, and pepper flavor. Touch of sour, but very subtle. Very nice!
ineedbeer (515) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has huge amounts of pineapple, but also some light pepper, coriander and clove phenolics. There is also a bit of a spicy floral aroma. Light fruity esters along with low oak notes.
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange with a big, faintly off white, pillowy head with moderate retention. Lacing is moderate and legs small.
Flavor has a hint of sweet malt left to it, but it is otherwise Brett, phenolics and oak. The pineapple is in the flavor but not as dominant as the aroma. Nice phenolic notes with pepper, clove and an herbal, floral note. You can taste the high mineral content of the water which accentuates the moderate bitterness. Lingering spice in the finish. The finish also has a real floral quality to it. Only light oak and tannins present as the flavor is dominated by phenolics and a floral note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency with medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very nice beer but the time has taken away some of the character that I am sure was present like the orange peel. The grapefruit has really come out though in the aroma as this beer develops more Brett character. Not as much wine influence as I would have expected.