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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Love Buzz SaisonLove Buzz Saison

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95
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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 134
Gots: 78 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

KAF, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

afsdan, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

patrick802, May 12, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml
$11.99
Sahara Mart East - Bloomington, IN

Batch#2/August 2012

Love Buzz is an apricot orange beauty. A touch of haze runs through the body but she absolutely glows. The dirty white, soapy head rises to a shallow one finger in height before falling to a skim coat with a dense ring of foam that leaves sticky lace decorating the glass after each drink.

Good Lord this beer smells amazing! I didn't expect this. Right up front is all Citra, a veritable fruit salad of tropical goodies. A touch of lactic sweetness flows through the back as well, which I always get from Citra. Bright rose hips and orange peel shine in the middle. Soft and subtle horsey brett bring up the rear. Soft oak, grape must, the list goes on and on. Faint malt sweetness in the form of cookie dough compliments every aspect perfectly. This is honestly one of the best smelling beers I have ever come across.

The flavor can't quite live up to the lofty expectations the nose has laid down but it's not far off either. The tropical fruit salad thrives. Mango and papaya, lactic sweet pineapple, orange peel, and zesty grape must are all standing at attention. Soft rose hips run through the middle while that horse funk, softly starts to pick up. Malt sweetness finishes things off with the fruitiness overriding it all. The depth is staggering.

The body has a moderate weight with snappy coronation that keeps the beer moving. While there's sweetness upfront, tannins from the barrel dry out my gums and the swallow. There's also a mild hop bitterness on the finish. This beer is amazingly drinkable.

Anchorage hit it out of the park with Love Buzz. The nose is flat out amazing! There is layer upon layer of delicious fruit, funk, barrel, rose hips, and more. It's an all around great beer. I need to find more bottles of this as soon as possible. If you find any of these bottles around buy them all.

joe1510, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

mpenning13, Apr 19, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Mar 27, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into HF Tulip. Not sure of the year bottled, but im assuming 2013.
Popped cork and brett funk filled the nose (and I opened this outside!)
Pours a nice golden color with a healthy froathy head. Really nice carbonation.
Aromas of brett funk, slight floral notes, and a tad of caramel or sweet notes maybe??
Taste is fruity brett funk with a definite floral punch...a nice sweet fruity caramel finish. The typical saison like flavors are somewhat muted but still know its a saison.
Its really dry...pretty much perfect. I mean this is an absolute perfect mouthfeel for me. Really nice carbonation, dry, but still chugable with a bitter kick to finish.
Overall, this is an amazing brew as you can expect from Gabe. Really freakin awesome!

DrinkSlurm, Mar 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

roostor07, Feb 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Zach1251, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.