MetalNHopHead (2390) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2018
I like everything that I've had from Anchorage so much that I just tend to grab any new bottle that I see from them. Often, I take something without even knowing the specifics about what has gone into it (other than lots of Brett, of course). With The Tide and Its Takers, it was almost best to go in blind like that because this Tripel was unlike anything I've ever had. Appearance was typical - clear gold topped by white suds. This style can get formulaic - sweet grains finished with grassy hops. The Tide and Its Takers wasn't like that. Funky, grassy, oaky, grainy, horsey, and dank. Yet, it didn't stray so far from the Tripel format as to be unrecognizable. Finish is still refreshing - it's long, dry, peppery, slightly bitter, and surprisingly bright. This is truly not like anything else and it made me see new possibilities for this classic style. HuskerTan (2590) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2018
A- Funky, catty, oak, white wine.
A- Gold color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Funky, white pepper, tart, oak.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, funky finish.
O- Either this one wasn't overkill with brett or I've become used to what Anchorage can throw at you. Pretty refreshing and tasty. An odd aftertaste that I couldn't quite place. arkurzynski (2484) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2018
Masterpiece. Layered malt with white wine, brett, and citrus. Each sip a new experience. ryanfolty (2667) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2018
February 17, 2018 - bottle, can't remember from where though, maybe Seattle. Cloudy yellow pour with some head. Aroma was tart, fruity and hoppy. Taste was consistent with aroma, but a bit grainy with slight metallic finish. brontebeach (191) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 I love this beer. Thirst quenching quality. The triple fermentation and ageing, however complex, works. Obviously Brett but not overwhelmingly so, balanced but talkative. A winner. Wish I had more.
andrewje41 (4885) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2017
750 mL bottle poured. Batch #4. July, 2014. Finally pulling this one out. Quite an incredible tripel here, though it is nearly unrecognizable for the style with all the treatment. Cloudy, golden orange pour. Brett dominated aroma, with an orange fruit afterthought. Flavor is white whine, underneath a citrus and oak. A bit dry late, but not to the point where it bothers me. This was surprisingly good. Would love to compare my notes to a fresh batch soon. Amazing beer, that I really couldn't get enough of. VertBaconStrips (2440) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 29, 2017
In the fridge for 2 months? no idea when I actually got it. $? lots. Anchorage? Yes please. Triple brett? obvoiusly yessss. it's 11:59pm. I'm a lush. This is a bad idea. Very bretty aroma. The usual that goes with the brett is here. There is a warm ice cream smell closely related to vanilla that is pretty cool. Lemon, old abandoned farm house cold storage, a fresh herb of some sort or another. The flavour is quite wonderful initially and beyond. Still loving the aroma every time I bring the glass to my face. Dryness, brett softness, harshness, etc. Lemon, dirt, hop zip, vanilla things. Some depth when warmer. Never once did I think "boy, this triple is great". Bit of the yeast has hit but a triple? Whatevs. Still very drinkable after all this time open. 100% enjoyable.
patricks110 (2897) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2017
Songs during the review:
The Beatles: Here comes the Sun
DRI: Violent Pacification
White Stripes: Why can't you be nicer to me?
System of a Down: Bounce
Deicide: Dead but Dreaming
Napalm Death: The kill / Prison without Walls
The Sword: Freya
ACDC: Fire your Guns
Les Claypool: Rumble of the Diesel
Disciples of Power: Lords of Creation
Cannibal Corpse: Evidence in the Furnace
The Tragically Hip: Pigeon Camera
Whoa. Absurd beer overall. The brett is kind of subtle but the oaky and vinous wooden flavours are sublime. The pour is a bright golden straw colour with orange hues, light white head, foamy but not huge. The nose is bright, estery and lightly spiced with a light oaky aroma. Brett is mild but well ingrained in the profile with the oak and wine barrel notes taking the spotlight. Booziness is subtle and only evident in the aftertaste with a light floral and spicy hop presence. BItterness is mild. Gorgeous. pintbypint (4078) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2017
Rating # 3700. 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged. The beer pours out bright yellow, a hint of haze. The head is thin but has a very tight bead and clings for a while. The aroma has brett up front - incoming funky and tart lemony notes, and that winey Chardonnay is there. The taste is sharp lemony brett, tart white wine and woody dryness from the aging barrel. Dry and crisp in the finish. Nothing tripel or triple about it, a sour bretted strong ale that drinks majestically. This is one of the finer beers on this planet, you should be drinking it right now. Unde (1273) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2017 Totally cloudy bright yellow beer with smallish but thick long lasting head on top. Aroma has sweet fruits, white wine, citrus zest, grapefruit, some sour green apples, more sweet than sour. Taste has sweet fruits, white wine, citrus zest, light alcohol burn in the end. More juicy than the European Tripels, which is kind of a good thing. Fullish juicy body with medium carbonation, not too high as the most of the Tripels tend to have.