Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company
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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
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
Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.