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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: 128
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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Zach1251

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Despite a fairly underwhelming hue and carbonation, this is a well balanced sour ale. The nose is fine blend of barnyard funk and fresh hops - a little different than the usual saison. The wild yeast comes through again on back of the tongue and is joined by light fruit - raspberries perhaps? The finish is dry yet lingers.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 15:46:30 | More by Zach1251
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2014 19:06:43 | More by bauermj
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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-05-2014 22:53:36 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Boomer4ES

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-30-2013 01:56:06 | More by Boomer4ES
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-30-2013 01:54:09 | More by redliner8
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-29-2013 22:17:41 | More by AJ01923
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SoCalSuds

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-19-2013 04:34:53 | More by SoCalSuds
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-15-2013 02:24:52 | More by BillRoth
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vinny21bal

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-12-2013 21:39:47 | More by vinny21bal
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-12-2013 16:55:24 | More by PHBoiler
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-12-2013 05:15:52 | More by schmidtmattsays
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2013 00:36:41 | More by ncaudle
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Bwagner1122

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2013 21:04:05 | More by Bwagner1122
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dwagner003

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2013 21:02:45 | More by dwagner003
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-24-2013 00:07:25 | More by polishkaz
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WTKeene

Texas

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged bomber dated August 2012 Batch 2 into a snifter. Note: I'm reviewing the day after I opened the beer, was too busy drinking the beer yesterday to be able to write a review. The beer was sealed with the same cork it had originally.

Appearance: A hazy deep amber with a moderate head that doesn't stick around too long, and leaves a bit of lacing around after it's gone. A thin crown persists as the beer quickly disappears down my throat.

Smell: Reminds me of Le Terroir. The hop scent is definitely still there, although I'm sure more muted than if this were fresh. I get some floral character too, can't be sure if that's from the rose hips or the brett. A bit of tartness on the nose, but not too much.

Taste: Lovely! The hops still come through a bit, and add a hint of bitterness to the beer, and a nice citrus quality that pairs well with the tartness. This isn't a ridiculously sour beer, it's very moderate and eminently drinkable. There is a lot of depth here. Some vinous flavor comes through on the finish, as does a light bready malt. I'd love to try this fresh.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated (possibly less so because the beer was opened the day before), the beer dances across my palate as I drink it down.

Overall: I wish I could buy this stuff anywhere. Really a very very nice beer. Not much to complain about at all. Heck my roommate, who is not much of a beer guy, was disappointed to hear I wouldn't be able to get this again easily.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 07:58:19 | More by WTKeene
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 01:39:55 | More by XmnwildX12
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-18-2013 02:07:20 | More by campfirebrew
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-12-2013 04:17:44 | More by koopa
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-11-2013 22:24:30 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2013 23:45:49 | More by zonker17
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moonknight31

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-29-2013 15:04:25 | More by moonknight31
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-28-2013 20:12:27 | More by Imstillthegman
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2013 16:41:09 | More by Yeti1979
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-26-2013 00:23:46 | More by ldhughes3
Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.