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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Sorachi Ace and Styrian Golding Hops. Aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces. Triple Fermented.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
750 ml bottle
A rich tripel with a sour twist has aged well although in hindsight I would not have waited quite so long. I would be interested to see how a non-bretted version stacks up against other tripels as a benchmark.

Aroma / Appearance - The rich head is the color of aging newsprint. A light coppery base is bright underneath. Yeast, powdered sugar, candy canes, and fruit (specifically apples and lemons) sparkle like a sweet glaze.

Flavor / Palate - Yeast, powdered sugar, and lemon crisp tickle the tongue. A delayed blast of dry malts holds the profile together until the semisweet finish. Other than an odd taste of baby powder here or there this is a nice release. If not so spendy I’d consider buying a few more Anchorage bottles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
750ml Flasche. Klare gelbe Farbe, schöne Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, fruchtig, holzig, hopfig, hefig. Geschmack süß, holzig, Citrus, Grapefruit, bitter im Abgang.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1808) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle; batch 2 Nov 2012. This one only spent one month in my garage, so it’s a bit strange that garage, so a bit strange that it sat on the store shelves for so long. The result is that the brett has had full time to develop -- not necessarily a good thing for this particular style.

Pours into my Koningshoeven goblet a beautiful orange-gold with a small and short-lived white head, microbubbles rising from the sides early but settling down soon enough. The aroma is absolutely divine - 9 or maybe even 10 - with a lot going on. Sweet oranges and moscato over chardonnay oak. Hints of grapefruit, mango nectar. And then the funk and must: the one moldy clementine going soft in the bottom of the fruit bowl. The flavor doesn’t quite rise to the high bar set by the aroma, but it’s still good. A bit more sour than the aroma initially suggests, canned pineapple juice, Sorachi ace lemon, brett coming on hard late with bitter walnut husk and covering over residual sweetness in each sip, aided and abetted by a modest hit of grapefruit pith hops. Fascinating to try a brett-driven tripel and remarkably good -- Anchorage doesn’t disappoint -- for what can only be seen as a bold experiment. Yet a tripel may not be the best match for the strong brett profile, and in the end the lacks the alchemy that of the Anchorage white IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks! Pours a foggy yellow; little lacing. Definite sour / funky taste; grassy. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via iPad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
[Bottle (750ml)] Pours a hazy gold with yellow hues and an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty, bretty and semi-sweet along with some herbs, light grassy hops and a hint of wood -- there’s tons going on here. Nice flavour of brett, spices, grassy hops, some grapes, a hint of wood and some light sour fruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Average to medium bodied. I loved it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Bottled. Pours yellow with a small white head. Smells and tastes sour, creamy fruity hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow-amber with a medium creamy white head that lasts a long time and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is oak, Brett, honey, citrus, a bit of white wine. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly funky with a bit of finishing zesty bitterness. Oaky, vinous, and bretty, on top of a tripel base. Just a touch of astringence. Medium body, light carbonation. Boy those guys in Alaska are magicians with Brett!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. Colour...light yellow with a humongous white head. Nose... oaky grapes and yeast with peppery pineapple and kiwi. Palate...what a frothy monkey! After the froth recedes the tropical fruit takes over and pineapple takes the reins with mango and papaya as the wingmen. The styrian hops are most prevalent compared to the sorachis, but both are subtle compared to the other flavours going on. The Chardonnay finally makes it’s appearance towards the finish and the vinous aspect comes to light and casts an ethereal presence on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Lightm White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Yeast, Wheat, Lemons T: Yeast, Lemons, Mild Belgian Sugars M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Yeasty Overall, a really nice yeasty triple where the flavors arent overly sweet and the yeast definitely has a presence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2013
Apricotfarben, leicht trüb mit feiner Crema. Belgische Hefe, Chardonnay und Zitronensorbet im Aroma. Für 9% geradezu leichter und prickelnder Antrunk. Die Chardonnay Weinigkeit wird von der Hefe angenehm begleitet. Gegen Mitte kommt eine holzige Würzigkeit mit Vanille zum vorschein. Die Fruchtigkeit der Pampelmuse geht über in eine angenehme Bittere. Ein kuliviertes Tripel auf belgischen Pfaden, dass etwas sperrig ist, aber eine Menge an Aromen und Geschmack zu bieten hat. Die Anchorage Brewing Company ist einfach eine Bank für außergewöhnliches Bier!


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