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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 135
Gots: 91 | FT: 8
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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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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, Sep 20, 2014
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sfr26, Nov 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear red-tinted darker orange with dense but thin white head; Rorschach lacing. Smell: citrus peel, moldy overripe peaches, floral, musty, with grape skin and red wine vinegar notes. Taste: moderately acidic with big flavors... herbal and woody, bitter orange; beneath some sweet and sour fruit balance... unripe peach, melon note, sugared dried mango. Some snappy grain character quickly overwhelmed by red wine grapes and pepper. Interesting composition, with all of the components dialed up and dialed in. Really nice.

babaracas, Nov 12, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle from Tipples, corked and caged. Poured to my tulip hazy orange with lots of. Unless and a big creamy white to off white head. Huge Brett aroma, orange peels, lots of floral and peppery notes, barnyard funky and dry. Not a lot of wine on the nose. Flavor is sweet mango intermingled with rose hips, citrus, funk, and light peppery spice. Lightly tart from the Brett, full bodied with a vinous red wine heaviness, but strong carbonation. Wow. This might be the best Brett beer I've ever had. The big juiciness of the beer balances out the dry funky Brett outstandingly.

BMMillsy, Nov 12, 2014
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Photo of busternuggz
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 into a tulip.

Nice orange color with a slight pink tint. Fluffy, thick white head, nice retention.

Smell is mostly brett for me, old cheese and funk. A little vinous oak. Some peppercorn and floral notes, faint citrusy hops. A little berry if you really look for it.

Opens up more on the taste. Oak and bitter citrus followed by round vinous/vinegary character. Floral/perfumey notes. A little peppercorn on the finish followed by some earthy funk and bitter oak.

Light bodied and smooth, ends dry but lingers a bit.

Tasty, unique, and complex, another nice creation from Anchorage.

busternuggz, Nov 06, 2014
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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.