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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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516 Ratings
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 129
Gots: 72 | 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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JasonFromLA

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-12-2013 01:24:06 | More by JasonFromLA
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iong516

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't praise this beer enough. My absolute favorite. Tastes as advertised, complexity comes in waves. Different aspects shine through as the beer warms or is swished in the mouth, or as the aftertaste is appreciated rolling the tongue between the gums and cheeks. I've shared every bottle I've had, and I inevitably wish I had opened and warmed another as the bottle nears its finish.

Cheers to Anchorage for doing everything right.

A: Cloudy orange leans towards pink (think pink grapefruit juice). Voluminous head if not poured carefully.

S: Citrus, rose, wine, floral hops

T: Wonderful complexity, ventures far from a typical saison. Follows smell with the addition of oak and light funk

M: Brilliant sediment, silky, bubbling

O: My not deliver if expecting normal saison qualities, but I'm in love

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 14:19:23 | More by iong516
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-23-2012 22:23:23 | More by KnightRider
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California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-05-2011 02:00:17 | More by Chebyshev
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New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-07-2011 18:24:21 | More by prefanrunner
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-08-2013 01:43:08 | More by CEDAMA
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 04:08:12 | More by Patrickbrusil
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Alaska

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-10-2013 22:09:34 | More by YeastBreeder
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New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

09-12-2012 10:48:07 | More by yossarian14
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-16-2011 18:23:28 | More by Lantern
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-13-2013 07:49:04 | More by Jenlo_21
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Kansas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-13-2011 02:29:06 | More by baboiler
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Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-03-2013 17:55:26 | More by Brewing_Rob
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laituegonflable

Australia

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright orange colour, hint of amber, lots of cloud. Head is jaundiced beige, nice and effervescent but pleasant uneven sinkage. Lace left is pretty damn fine. Looks... well, Gilbert? What do you think? Does it look perfect? No? Are you kidding me? Well, screw you Gilbert, you don't exist. I say it looks perfect.

Smell is funky and wonderful. So much lively, lovely funk smell that just speaks volumes of story to me. Notes of barnyard with lemon pith, livestock and fresh-cut grass, but an acidic note with citrus that cuts through, followed by a sweet-spicy note of cinnamon, vanilla, orange peel, and some cake batter malt. What do you think, Gilbert? What? You think it's a 3, tops? Well, you're wrong again. Not only are you wrong, but you don't exist and you slept with my wife, you prick.

Taste starts very sweet. Maybe a bit too sweet? Lots of malt to that with plenty of caramel and a big hit of vanilla. The wild yeast creeps up though, cleansing it, with some mild hints of lemon, passionfruit and guava, all with a nice vinegary edge that remains drinkable. Slightly savoury at the back, maybe biscuity? It's clean at the back, which is great, although the fruit notes are more subdued here. Still, crisp but with all the lovely flavours I want in a beer. Sweet, touch of tartness late-mid, then clean but plenty of flavour left over. Gilbert? Is this the best beer I've ever drunk? No, you're wrong. The clean finish is something I didn't expect, and it becomes that 'je ne sais quoi' that raises this delicious beer yet another level. It's just immaculate.

It's sharp on the front but then somehow levels out to a smooth texture. It has the effect of nudging you so you know you're drinking something with a power that's out of this world, but it doesn't overwhelm your mortal palate. Ideal.

This beer almost made me cry, it was that good. After 1200+ reviews this has become the beer I want to settle down with in the country and somehow engineer a mutant beer-human hybrid family with. Despite Gilbert yapping away in my ear about gastronomic subjugation or some shit, I can't give it anything besides a perfect score.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 03:31:35 | More by laituegonflable
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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.