Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Batch 1, bottled August 2011. Big thanks to match1112 for the bottle. I regret passing this up when it was on shelves here, and I was thrilled to get a bottle in a BIF. Tasted 12 April 2013.
Pours a cloudy medium orange. Huge billowing fluffy dense white head, that slowly relaxes, leaving gobs of foam and lacing all over the glass, and ends as a thick cap. Wow.
Smell is fantastic. Funky, with a delicate grape aroma, and floral notes spread throughout. This right here is why I love brett-fermented saisons. The gentle funk plays perfectly on the structure of the rest of the beer. I keep going back for more, and I just want to drink it in.
Taste is probably the low point. It's actually pretty good, but it's the sidekick to the amazing smell. Moderately funky, fruity, slightly sweet before turning tart. An amalgam of flavors, all quite nice. Relaxes into a soft bitterness before fading out.
Feel is stellar. Medium-bodied, but with loads of small-bubble fluffy carbonation, mouth-filling and vibrant, spreading the flavors around and making them dance.
This is up there with Boulevard's Saison Brett among my top saisons ever. I'm blown away, and I really hope they make this again. If only the taste had a little more to it...
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2013 06:42:25 | More by zeledonia
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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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