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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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4.5
Unde (1115) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Blackish brown colour with beige head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has sour red berries, sweet red berries, oak barrel, wooden notes, almost like chocolate, maybe cocoa, red wine, tannin, Brett yeast. Taste has sour red berries, sweet red berries, red wine, tannin, oak wood, cocoa / chocolate, ends in sour dry notes and tannin. Bubbly carbonation with full body. Really complex brew, but nevertheless amazing.

4.4
adrosson (148) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Very low carbonation but it didn't take away from the experience. Dark ale with cherries and oak (splinters??) taste. Nice funk without being too sweet at all. Big bottle at whole foods.

4.4
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
Batch 1 (March 2013) Pitch black pour, decent tan head that dissipates. Nose is strong lemony acidity and ripe black cherry. Flavor up front is big cherry/Pinot, well balanced acidity, touch of vinegar, middle fades to vanilla-y oak, spice, flashes of mild nuttiness, and slight roastyness on a dry finish. Great structure and spritzy mouthfeel thanks to oaky mid palate and lively carbo. I’ve never had anything quite like this...stupid awesome as usual from anchorage.

4.4
ansalon (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Pours black with almost no head. Has that kind of low viscosity of sub-par black IPAs but with a bit more assertive swagger. Sticking my nose in and whoa! Must have made a wrong turn somewhere and landed in a berry garden at sunrise. Aromas of blackberry, black currant, cherries, bretta and slight farmhouse. Behind that some faint notes of chocolate and roasted malts that marries perfecty with the lovely berry tartness. Taste is eaqually spectacular: frizzy on the mouth with some smooth notes as well. Berry tartness that integrates seamlessly with that chocolatey and slight vanilla-esque notes while constantly underlining it all is that lovely tart funk note. This is complex as fuck but at the same time so easy, drinkable and harmonious that it’s nearly unbelievable. Absolutely stunning!

4.4
laurent5345 (52) - CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Sour wild ale. Le goût de pinot se fait bien sentir celui de whisky un peu moins. Belle rondeur du goût en général. Légère avidité. Une référence.

4.3
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
Shared from a year old 750ml bottle. Looks like a stout, dark nearly opaque, with a foamy chocolate, mocha head. Smells like berries, chocolate, coffee, pinot and funk. This is a sipper, for an 8.5% sour it drinks pretty thick and the alcohol is present. Flavors of mocha, deep pinot and wine barrels, chocolate, espresso, figs, dates, plums and a touch of charcoal smoke and some sour funk at the end. The carbonation is on the lower side, but adds a nice touch to this incredibly complex beer. This is the first aged Anchorage beer I’ve enjoyed. So delicious, so unique, so complex- I would drink this thing now, it has aged beautifully and I can’t see it getting better. Perfect balance of fresh flavors and aged sour funk.

4.3
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
750ml bottle a bit of a gusher but not an issue - pours a deep chestnut brown with an off white head. I get a lot of fruity Pinot notes both on the nose and palate. Oak, fig, leather, combined with a perfect tartness, nice carbonation, medium bodied, more Pinot notes, freaking delicious.

4.3
MetalNHopHead (2038) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 20, 2017
It’s never surprising to get funky Brett in a bottle of Anchorage beer, but the Alaskan brewers sometimes knock me off balance with just how much complexity they can bring out. Anadromous did that for me. It has a dark brown appearance and a light brown head that fades quickly. Earthy old oak aromatics and some vinous notes. Taste profile is complex to a degree that’s hard to pin down. It varied with almost each sip. At various tastes and temperatures I got musty wood, barnyard Brett, vinous dark grape, citrus, sour black cherry, blackberry, and aged vinegar. Acidic mouthfeel yet it’s not overwhelming. Anchorage has always had something of a mad scientist slant with how they treat Brett and barrels, but Anadromous seems especially bizarre. I mean that in the kindest way.

4.3
dwyerpg (6285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2017
The has an amazingly smooth finish for a sour, though there’s still a ton of conflicting flavors that grow and change as the beer develops. Stellar beer, even when you’re not in the mood for a sour.

4.2
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Taster at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival. Brett aroma. Dark chocolate, yeast, and a little tart Berry flavor. Finishes with a chocolate aftertaste.


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