Anchorage Brewing Company Anadromous (Batch #4) – American Wild Ale at 8.5% ABV | 30 IBU

Anchorage Brewing Company Anadromous (Batch #4) American Wild Ale at 8.5% ABV | 30 IBU (C$17.19 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, bottle date 1-Apr-2016, acquired 18-Aug-2016, reviewed 28-Nov-2016)

Appearance: deep ruby brown with a hint of lightening around the margins, one finger of creamy beige head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (5/5) Aroma: dried tart cherry, vinous red wine, dark chocolate, brown bread, leather and tobacco. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high tart, moderate sweet, mild bitter, light funk. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate-soft carbonation, medium duration tart and lightly funky finish. (4/5)

So, “anadromous” means a fish that migrates upriver, and the horrible monster on the label is actually a salmon. Not entirely sure what that has to do with the beer, mind you – it’s not fishy, that’s for sure. It’s red wine tart and lightly funky, with complex notes on a somewhat light body. It might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but it works for me. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze


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