oidi (23) - - JUN 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Highly unorthodox beer with the notes of Belgium and the hops makes it even more great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OldMrCrow (1719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Flasche. Klare gelbe Farbe, schöne Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, fruchtig, holzig, hopfig, hefig. Geschmack süß, holzig, Citrus, Grapefruit, bitter im Abgang.
blankboy (5803) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[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.
dwm1034 (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of the Brett light funkiness, some light spices, pale and caramel malts, a little bit of light fruits, and some hints of oak. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Average texture. A really cool beer.
merc7186 (1749) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bytemesis (2600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours yellow with a small white head. Smells and tastes sour, creamy fruity hoppy.
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.