Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by dfernandez77:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Primary with Belgian yeast, barrel conditioned (French oak) with Brett, and bottle conditioned. Can't argue with that to start. Then the unique combination of spices compliments the fermentation process perfectly. Hobbs Family rose hips, peppercorns, and fresh orange peels. Dry-hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Second fermentation in Pinot Noir barrels.
Slightly warm golden color. Some haze. Clean fine bubbled white head, leaves minimal lace.
Citrus tart like a Lemonhead candy. Dry funk from the Brett. Honey maltiness. Echo of vanilla and clean tannins from the oak.
Minor tart mouthgasm. Clean, bright, and peppery. Citrus and clean bittering. Brett is hard and dry just enough to compliment. Vinous character from the wine and tannins from the French oak barrels just punch it up. Super good new world Saison.
medium light, dry and astringent. Finishes with bitterness, Citra lemon zest all over it. Hop oils and Brett dryness linger for a long time. Super appealing classic Saison mouth.
One of the best Saisons I have ever had. The best new world (non-Belgian) Saison I have had for sure. All of the best characters you want from a classic, with creative spicing and fermentation process that only improves a beer well done. Damn good!
Got to work a trade for more of these...
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2012 03:12:25 | More by dfernandez77
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4.44/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sahara Mart East - Bloomington, IN
Love Buzz is an apricot orange beauty. A touch of haze runs through the body but she absolutely glows. The dirty white, soapy head rises to a shallow one finger in height before falling to a skim coat with a dense ring of foam that leaves sticky lace decorating the glass after each drink.
Good Lord this beer smells amazing! I didn't expect this. Right up front is all Citra, a veritable fruit salad of tropical goodies. A touch of lactic sweetness flows through the back as well, which I always get from Citra. Bright rose hips and orange peel shine in the middle. Soft and subtle horsey brett bring up the rear. Soft oak, grape must, the list goes on and on. Faint malt sweetness in the form of cookie dough compliments every aspect perfectly. This is honestly one of the best smelling beers I have ever come across.
The flavor can't quite live up to the lofty expectations the nose has laid down but it's not far off either. The tropical fruit salad thrives. Mango and papaya, lactic sweet pineapple, orange peel, and zesty grape must are all standing at attention. Soft rose hips run through the middle while that horse funk, softly starts to pick up. Malt sweetness finishes things off with the fruitiness overriding it all. The depth is staggering.
The body has a moderate weight with snappy coronation that keeps the beer moving. While there's sweetness upfront, tannins from the barrel dry out my gums and the swallow. There's also a mild hop bitterness on the finish. This beer is amazingly drinkable.
Anchorage hit it out of the park with Love Buzz. The nose is flat out amazing! There is layer upon layer of delicious fruit, funk, barrel, rose hips, and more. It's an all around great beer. I need to find more bottles of this as soon as possible. If you find any of these bottles around buy them all.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 02:37:02 | More by joe1510
4.51/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into HF Tulip. Not sure of the year bottled, but im assuming 2013.
Popped cork and brett funk filled the nose (and I opened this outside!)
Pours a nice golden color with a healthy froathy head. Really nice carbonation.
Aromas of brett funk, slight floral notes, and a tad of caramel or sweet notes maybe??
Taste is fruity brett funk with a definite floral punch...a nice sweet fruity caramel finish. The typical saison like flavors are somewhat muted but still know its a saison.
Its really dry...pretty much perfect. I mean this is an absolute perfect mouthfeel for me. Really nice carbonation, dry, but still chugable with a bitter kick to finish.
Overall, this is an amazing brew as you can expect from Gabe. Really freakin awesome!
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 22:20:43 | More by DrinkSlurm
Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
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