blklab2007 (1966) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured an orange amber in color with a thick one finger off white head. aroma has grapes, brett, wood, fruity sweetness, and a nice funky saison. mouth feel is medium and the carbonation good. flavor has the nice grape component, big brett, spice, oak, fruit, and mild acidity. quite interesting and much enjoyed like the wit.
Defreni (2601) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske: Fantastisk smuk orange øl med et fast hvidt skumhoved. En fornøjelse at se på. Duften er blomstret, ja rose med en smule brett. Smagen er igen super. Masser af blomster og en smule peber. Bretten gør øllen tør, og de 40 IBU den skilter med syntes af mere, men på en smuk afbalanceret måde. I det hele taget et mesterstykke.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Clear orange yellow pour with a thick and fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation. Lots of brett on the nose. Notes of lemon zest and pineapple. Dry funky and oaky. Bitter finish. Fruity, creamy notes. Citrus and pineapple. Light tartness.
SHIG (3587) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my friend Jamie: Poured a hazy orange with light white head. Aroma is grain but very mellow and barnyard funk. Taste is sour fruit, dirt, spice, and bitter barn yard. Overall refreshing as a mix of working man beer and sourness work well together.
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a nice orange color with a small but lasting off white head. The aroma is wild with lots of lemon, pineapple, leather and oak. Maybe some red grape skin tannins. The flavor is spicy and wild but not sour. Orange peel, florals, tropical fruit, oak and some peppery notes on the back of the tongue. It has a mildly dry, orangy, toasty leathery finish. Complex and flavorful but drinkable. Thank God the spices are very subdued. Reminds me of a funky tropical fruit drink.
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to Elwood. Absolutely the funkiest and most wild of the three Anchorages. The barrel or added brett is pretty intense here. It dominates the saison and with whatever the spices are adds the wild character.
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours light amber with a thin white head. Lovely white grape and oak on the nose, a light malt base, a touch of yeast, and some mild herbal spicing. Wow...awesome nose. Taste isn’t quite as good, pretty fruity, more yeast comes through, but the spicing is more intense and there’s a lot of oak astringency coming through. Thinnish and a effervescent carbonation. If this tasted like it smells, I would absolutely love it, but oh well.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Bottle at home - shared with Mette (24-Jul- 2011). Cloudy amber - white head. Bretty. Lovely high bretty. Light wooden notes. Peppery. Light yeasty. Earthy. Nice bitterness. Light licorice yeadty. Bery very nice...................ReRate: Draught at CBC 2013..... Perfect balance.
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illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Nice bold aroma of farmhouse yeast esters and white grapes. Nice medium bodied mouthfeel with an earthy texture. Flavor of pale wheat malts, perhaps with a hint of biscuit, white wine, and oak. Slightly acidid.Yeasty and peppery finish. Very complex, and quite enjoyable.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Holy cannoli, another ridiculously good beer from Anchorage. Slightly hazy deep golden pour with a frothy head, good retention and spotty lacing around the glass. Nose is terrific, with wild yeasts, lemon rind, and a lovely mellow wine barrel character. Mouthfeel is quite full but not aggressive, nicely prickly and spicy on the palate. Taste is very complex, filled with hints of what may once have been a raw profile but now filled with tangerine, lemon rind, pepper, and delicious oaked vinous character. More, please!