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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 137
Gots: 87 | FT: 6
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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chefbigjon, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jtladner, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Black_ox, Oct 04, 2014
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BobbyDigitali, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Thishops4u, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

blabaer, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

greenspointexas, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

judkinst, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jeremiahoden, Sep 27, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opened after approximately 2 years in the fridge. No ill effects. Still a decent head with plenty of sticky lace. Citrus and

LittleDon, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sloelco, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

MrDave, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

the_benskii, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Hopped_up_Chuck, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

thegerm87, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mctizzz, Sep 19, 2014
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ACB, Sep 17, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

nj111579, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Nose: fruity almost strawberries, some pine in the fruit, lemony tartness
Pours hazy gold, under a finely bubbled 1” bone white rocky head that dissipates to a thick film.
Palate: rich and fruity, some grape, strawberry, touch of apricot, pint to mint, sweet lemony tart funk, citrusy, some orange peel, finishes dry with a long lingering hop accent.
Very effervescent, medium light body.

pat61, Sep 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

My second saison. Cork popped, and into the tulip it goes. Cellar temperature.

After the popped bottle smokes for a bit like some kind of potion, it fills up my tulip with a gorgeous sunset golden orange liquid and two fingers of close-knit white froth. Pretty pretty. 4.66.

As expected, it smells quite vinous (think green grapes/white wine). There's definitely a bright citrus component like lemon and grapefruit, and some funky tartness with an herbal, peppery flare. Maybe even some nutmeg, mace, or ginger? AND I get a little yeastiness. An awesome aroma, and one to contemplate. 4.59.

Somehow the flavor manages to include everything in the aroma, tying together the somewhat motley array of qualities into a magnificent harmony. Sour gapes and intense lemon are tamed by the caress of a terrifically sweet breadiness somewhere mid-palate, the two extremes countering, complementing, and accentuating each other like yin and yang. Some spiciness comes through in the finish, and... is that the rose hips? Whoa. 4.69.

The feel is fairly full, but the carbonation feels gentle. It flows across the palate without much incident or commotion.4.47.

Well, no surprise. As to be expected from Anchorage Brewing Company, the brewing recipe is incredibly fancy and uppity-sounding (I say, I do fancy an artisanal ale brewed with Hobbs family Rose hips and aged in French oak pinot noir barrels *snobbishly raises monocle*), and the beer tastes... refined, yes. But also just damn good, to put it simply.

Kuaff, Sep 15, 2014
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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.