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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 134
Gots: 79 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with Hobbs Family rose hips, peppercorns, and fresh orange peels. Dry-hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Second fermentation in Pinot Noir barrels.

(Beer added by: daveytheformer on 09-04-2011)
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

thegerm87, Today at 03:45 AM
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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

anchorage has to have one of the best beer portfolios out there. they are all so clever and well made, and so unique too. love buzz is a real treat for me. the peppercorns are there in the nose, and blend in seamlessly with the spice of the saison yeast in the taste. the orange peel does the same thing with the citra hops, marrying equally and synergistic to the max, with the orange adding some bitter just like the hops do, and the hops adding the citrus thing to the nose. the yeast complexion is amazing, mouthwatering, its dry but wet too, its bretty and funky and odd, but still farmy and familiar, like a nap in a hay loft. hard to tell if its the red wine barrel or the rose hip giving it a perfume floral thing before the finish, but the cherry notes of the wine barrel bring it back to earth. oak and funk, fruity and dry, its as complex as any beer out there, and just as well made too. i love all of the anchorage beers, but this one may well be my favorite. what an extraordinary specimen.

StonedTrippin, Yesterday at 05:44 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mctizzz, Friday at 03:05 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%

ACB, Wednesday at 08:54 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

nj111579, Tuesday at 03:38 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Nose: fruity almost strawberries, some pine in the fruit, lemony tartness
Pours hazy gold, under a finely bubbled 1” bone white rocky head that dissipates to a thick film.
Palate: rich and fruity, some grape, strawberry, touch of apricot, pint to mint, sweet lemony tart funk, citrusy, some orange peel, finishes dry with a long lingering hop accent.
Very effervescent, medium light body.

pat61, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Kuaff
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

My second saison. Cork popped, and into the tulip it goes. Cellar temperature.

After the popped bottle smokes for a bit like some kind of potion, it fills up my tulip with a gorgeous sunset golden orange liquid and two fingers of close-knit white froth. Pretty pretty. 4.66.

As expected, it smells quite vinous (think green grapes/white wine). There's definitely a bright citrus component like lemon and grapefruit, and some funky tartness with an herbal, peppery flare. Maybe even some nutmeg, mace, or ginger? AND I get a little yeastiness. An awesome aroma, and one to contemplate. 4.59.

Somehow the flavor manages to include everything in the aroma, tying together the somewhat motley array of qualities into a magnificent harmony. Sour gapes and intense lemon are tamed by the caress of a terrifically sweet breadiness somewhere mid-palate, the two extremes countering, complementing, and accentuating each other like yin and yang. Some spiciness comes through in the finish, and... is that the rose hips? Whoa. 4.69.

The feel is fairly full, but the carbonation feels gentle. It flows across the palate without much incident or commotion.4.47.

Well, no surprise. As to be expected from Anchorage Brewing Company, the brewing recipe is incredibly fancy and uppity-sounding (I say, I do fancy an artisanal ale brewed with Hobbs family Rose hips and aged in French oak pinot noir barrels *snobbishly raises monocle*), and the beer tastes... refined, yes. But also just damn good, to put it simply.

Kuaff, Sep 15, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -10.3%

PG2G, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Jtrigonis, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

random846, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured from 750ml fresh bottle.

A: Pours a nice amber glowing orange opaque liquid. Deep with nice lingering carbonation.

S: Tart citrus grapefruit. Biting but clean and very pleasant.

T: follows the smell really well. Sauvignon blanc character. Tart but not acidic in sour character. Very light pleasant with a lingering light lemon pez flavor.

M: Pleasant and very crushable. Start to finish pleasant. Not coating but full.

O: I've had this before and remember it being very pleasant. A good beer I'd say try and find fresh. I've had it sitting a couple of months on the shelf and it decayed quite a bit. A very nice saison with good character.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Sep 12, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%

wow this bad boy is fantastic, batch 3. This gives hf a run for their saison money. if i had to guess this is what Ann probably taste like, damn near perfection. Everything comes up really well, pepper is real nice and not overly done. amazing beer, and much easier to get than hf wine barrelled saisons by a long shot. try this beer!!!

KevSal, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

fthegiants, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

fergchri, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jpepe08, Jun 28, 2014
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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.