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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Reviews: 192
Hads: 698
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 152
Gots: 123 | FT: 15
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Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: daveytheformer on 09-04-2011

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.
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Photo of lnashsig
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Beenitty for the chance to taste this one. This dude always hooks me up with amazing beer! Popped and poured into my Boulevard stemware glass. Pours a murky orange color, frothy white head fills the glass, nice retention. Visible small bubble creep up the sides of the glass. Smell- Pinot Grapes, Orange peel, coriander, ginger, pineapple, tart bretty funk. This is a really complex aroma, a lot going on. Taste- on the first sip, as it hits the roof of my mouth, I get a funky blast of wet hay mingled with some sour orange/tropical fruit flavors. This is a very fruity and funky saison- the wine notes from the pinot are present as well. There is a cracked pepper note as well in there. This is a great saison. Incredibly unique and creative, the flavors are balanced and the brett delivers a nice funkiness as well. I'm super impressed with Anchorage Brewery, the last thing I had from them was Whiteout Wit, they really do brett beers well. (959 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All you need is love...

Batch #1, August 2011. Brought to just under room temp on the recommendation of a dear and trusted beer friend. Let's see how that goes...

Six twists of the cage (count 'em, always six!) and unscrewing the cork gives a nice blast of a "pop!" The pour offers a burnt peach meets bronze liquid, with a billowy, creamy, firm and thick white head that looks almost like ice cream and leaves big swaths of lace in its wake.

My nose is gobsmacked by grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit. Flesh and peel. Of all the things this WAS brewed with, grapefruit isn't one of them. So it's the combination of rose hips, peppercorns, orange peel, Citra hops, Brettanomyces yeast and Pinor Noir barrels working very hard to achieve a very unified aroma. Further whiffs find the peppercorn, Citra and Pinot Noir aspects separating from the rest, and harmonizing with one another. Interesting...very interesting. (And truth be told, not that far away from the Bitter Monk smell.)

If you sat there and sniffed for hours like I did before tasting (okay, minutes, but many long minutes) the flavor almost doesn't seem like a surprise. But so what, it's no less impressive as a result. Big tart citrus fruits, lots of grapefruit certainly, white grape/white wine, white pepper, and there are the rose hips. What's nice and probably most unexpected is an almost glazed doughnut-like sweetness, giving excellent malty backup to what is a very complex but never confusing or messy beer.

I love that Anchorage's use of Brett, here and in Bitter Monk, is used tastefully and strategically. It doesn't color over every other aspect, like some other jolly brewer that loves to use it and only ends up with very "samey" tasting beers. Just sayin'.

Also love (there's that word again) that the feel is a bit rounder and creamier than most saisons, although still has the dryer, crisper edge typical of the style at the very same time. Citrus peel tang and tart is most prominent in the finish, with a sweet sugar glaze hovering just underneath the fruit.

Damn, this works so well, on so many levels. Between just this and Bitter Monk, I'm thinking Anchorage should win the award for best new brewer of 2011. No idea when they actually started up, but they've really got something to be proud of with their tiny handful of offerings. Hopefully they'll move into the stout/porter realm, would love to see what they can do on that side of the tracks. (2,453 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and hazy bright orange body contrasted with a stark white froth of a head that persists.

This has layer upon layer of aromas. Zesty orange, grapefruit, and lemon qualities are held up by a peppery note. The brett adds a funky note in the end along with floral perfumes.
The taste is equally complex. It's bursting with fresh grapefruit juice and orange peels. The rose hips give it a huge but delicate floral flavor. I also encountered white sweet tarts (whatever flavor those are) and pepper.

The mouthfeel is tart and acidic with a tannic quality.

This is a seriously great beer. It's 12/22 and I think I just found my favorite beer of 2012. Anchorage has got this brett and barrel thing down. (710 characters)

Photo of shanblur
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #1 August 2011. Poured from 750ml bottle into a tulip. A - Hazy orange with reddish highlights. Thick, frothy foam recedes relatively quickly to leave dense lacing. S - A blend of citrus and herbs and a nice floral component. Some of the brett is noticeable as well. Very complex. T - A peppery component up front, and citrus flavors throughout. Floral flavors come on last and it mixes with a somewhat bitter finish. Very nice mix of flavors. M - Medium body with a generous carbonation. They put a lot of love into this and it shows. Easily one of the best Saisons that I've had. Highly recommended. (607 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The complexity keeps building in these brett-infused base beers. This time Anchorage reaches for the seamless bridge between saison and wild yeast, but then layers on the character of rose hops and wine barrels. These guys have it figured out!

Its burnt orange appearance is laced with haze from yeast, hops, and wood tannin which brings out a dark honey-amber hue. The beer releases a creamy dense froth of medium stature which retains and laces the session very well.

Bright and zesty aromas of dried oranges, red grapefruit, dried lemons and limes, melon, apricot, mango, white grape, passion fruit and papaya all rise from the contibutions of yeast, hops, and wine barrels. Balanced with earthy complexities of fresh cracked white peppercorn, dried wood, vinous alcohols, and light horse hair- the aromas of the beer weave together seamlessly.

Flavors are pungent, raw, and acidic with the taste of tropical and citrus fruit that the nose unveiled. The dry acidic taste is matched with earthen wood, wine, pepper, and softer floral taste. There's just enough powdery sweetness to create a ripe and creamy taste to accompany the fruit and must. Finishing with citrusy bitterness, a slim taste of pine resin comes to life and dries the saison much like an IPA.

The magical textures of the beer might be its strongest suit: both creamy and powdery from the onset, the tartness of fruit morphs into full-blown acidity and invites the spicy tannin character to complement in the most pleasant way. Remaining powdery and smooth until the end, the beer continues to dry and become spicier all the while.

There's an element of class and sophistication associated with the beer, yet still making it look easy. The beer simply comes together in the most majestic and whimsical way. But its power and punch to the palate won't be ignored. (1,836 characters)

Photo of tut2528
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: orange with slight tints of brown to make it almost rusty looking. the poor created a very nice, thick and foamy 2 fingers worth of head formation with nice lacing. highly carbonated

S: wow that pinot noir barrel is simply awesome! funk, sour in the form of tart cherries and lemon zest, orange peel, and a very subtle spice in the background.

T: again, I pick up on the pinot noir barrels as a dominating player. but there is also a big peppery spices, nice big Brett funkiness, some tart fruits and a nice subtle lemon sourness. a dry finish

M: lighter side of medium bodied, leaves a nice mixture of flavors on the palate that include the spices, Brett and oak characters.

O: this was my first offering by Anchorage, and I must say that I'm pretty impressed with this brew. drinkability is rather high, complexity is nice and the balance is great. (858 characters)

Photo of Kshock
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy burnt orange color with a sticky white head; good retention.

S- Dry grapefruit comes to mind, some bitter citrus and earthy tones from the barrel.

T- Bitter hop character, grapefruit, dry wine like finish. Very complex and balanced. Really amazing flavor profile.

M- Light and fluffy, very dry.

O- Another good showing from anchorage. (348 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy orange color with just a hint of amber. Scent is initially citrus fruit...orange and grapefruit with some pinot noir aromas. More of a wine scent than a beer. Very nice french oak aromas with some hoppiness and spicy aromas. Just a bit of Brett. Taste is initially spicy with pepper and lemon zest. Lovely french oak flavors with very noticeable Brett and barnyard flavors. The pinot noir is more noticeable as it warms. Quite a hoppy saison also. Finish spicy, bitter, and a little tart. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very dry. Drinkability is very high, and the alcohol is very well-hidden. Overall, this is one fantastic saison. I absolutely love it. Need to get more to age. (697 characters)

Photo of timtim
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a glowing, hazy, pink-orange with a just off-white head that holds and leaves pretty lace. nose is citrusy hops, flowers, strawberries, grape must, lemon, lemon pepper and earth. not getting much wood, but like all of anchorage's other beers so far, everything is seeming very well integrated. taste is a mellow, balanced, harmonic expression of all of the above. big and bold, while remaining smooth and subtle. the rose hip/pepper spicing never gets bitter or weird, and the yeast's character matches well with everything else that is going on. very well integrated. medium body. fairly dry and quite round from all the fruitiness. just a touch of bretty funk in the middle and finish. another fantastic beer from anchorage. (732 characters)

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from 750ml fresh bottle.

A: Pours a nice amber glowing orange opaque liquid. Deep with nice lingering carbonation.

S: Tart citrus grapefruit. Biting but clean and very pleasant.

T: follows the smell really well. Sauvignon blanc character. Tart but not acidic in sour character. Very light pleasant with a lingering light lemon pez flavor.

M: Pleasant and very crushable. Start to finish pleasant. Not coating but full.

O: I've had this before and remember it being very pleasant. A good beer I'd say try and find fresh. I've had it sitting a couple of months on the shelf and it decayed quite a bit. A very nice saison with good character. (651 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
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! (756 characters)

Photo of renegadeburger
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was able to get this one in a beer trade glad I did as it did not disappoint

Favorite thing was the peppery saison quality I do love when you get the spice and clove like that

I wish this would be available around these parts it's a damn fine brew (250 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Batch No. 2 August/2012

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Light semi-resilient lacing.

S- Very fruity with notes of tangerine, mango and papaya. You can also really smell the Brett but it's a clean aroma and not as sharp as other Brett-infused beers I've had.

T- Very complex barrage of fruity sweetness, Brett funk and a bit of barrel presence. Still very clean and tame all things considered. Has a decent amount of tartness to offset the sweetness. Alcohol is very well-masked and is only really sensed among the wine-like characteristics of the beer no doubt due to the barrel-aging. The bitterness of the hops comes through more as the beer warms.

M- Slick and moist with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Unlike anything I've ever had before. They somehow created the perfect balance of Brett, hops, fruit and wine barrel. I never got any peppercorn out of it but I'm sure it contributed in some way I just didn't detect. A stellar saison that I will jump at the chance to purchase again. (1,198 characters)

Photo of thepeter
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange rust color with a decent head that lasted the hole way and left lovely lacing all the way down the glass.
S - BRETT!!! but not all brett, lots of sour funk reminiscent of a light gueuze, Floural hints all over the place and orange oil. It is fantastic
T - More brett than anything else but not to say there is not a small floural hint with orange zest and funk in the backround. A decent ammount of Earth in the back-end lending it to classic Saison flavors. NOT as wonderful as the aroma but that just means great as opposed to AMAZING!
M - light bodied with soft but effervescent carbonation. A bit harsh to begin with but mellows quickly.
O - A wonderful beer that I wish I could have way more often. I will get this any time I can (which is rarely). (764 characters)

Photo of Reaper16
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle -- dated August 2011 -- served into a tulip glass

Pours a honeyed orange color; cloudy but not completely opaque. 1-1.25 fingers of white head...kinda' textbook, but not exciting. Lovely lacing. It's a solid looking beer.

Love Buzz has one of the best aromas I've ever encountered on a Saison. It's incredibly complex. The first thing I pick up on are the standard saison notes: band-aid, light malt, grassy hops. The hops have a tinge of citrus to them (I know that this beer is dry-hopped with Citra; if I drank this fresh then the hop presence might have more than a tinge). There's a lovely floral complexity here: the beer is brewed with rose hips, but the yeast strain throws off floral notes too. Love Buzz smells like multiple varieties of flower all at once. Add on top of that the Brett aromas: a smear of dirty, funky, lovely stuff. It's enthralling.

The beer tastes nearly as amazing as it smells. It's very light and subtle compared to the nose. Not that the nose is very assertive, but its complexity is evident. The taste is all about delivering those flavors that the aroma gestures towards in a refined, smooth way. It's quite balanced between the phenolic notes and the funky notes; between the deep floral character and the vegetal, green hops; between the clean malts and the oak from the pinot noir barrel that the beer was aged in.

The mouthfeel is superb for a Saison: dry, light, astringent. Overall, this is a great beer. A great saison. Everything about this beer (apart from the standard appearance) is fantastic. It's a real brewing achievement, and one of the finest beers I've tasted this year. (1,642 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a brandy-style snifter glass.

Appearance - a hazy-golden color with a tinge of pinkish-orange hue. Fairly subtle head--not much buildup followed by quick dissipation to a thin line of head. Lacing is pronounced, but not sticky and doesn't linger

Smell - Overtones of floral, tart, hint of sweet. Definitive yeasty backbone throughout. Elements of wet straw funk as well.

Taste - Outstanding balance of tart and funk. Hints of fresh red plum, some citrus zest and barnyard is very subdued but noticeable. Sour hints are present, but not full-on mouth puckering by any means. Some spicy notes as well.

Mouthfeel - Delicate but bright on the palate with pleasant carbonation. Allows for the presence of multiple complex flavors to exist together without being overpowered by each other.

Overall an excellent take on saison. While not really a sour beer, the Brett gives it some of those distinct sour characteristics without overwhelming the palate. I might recommend this as a way for those who don't "get" sours to try so they can taste and understand some the components of that type of beer. But ultimately, this is a saison, and a delicious one. (1,187 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1, bottled August 2011. Big thanks to match1112 for the bottle. I regret passing this up when it was on shelves here, and I was thrilled to get a bottle in a BIF. Tasted 12 April 2013.

Pours a cloudy medium orange. Huge billowing fluffy dense white head, that slowly relaxes, leaving gobs of foam and lacing all over the glass, and ends as a thick cap. Wow.

Smell is fantastic. Funky, with a delicate grape aroma, and floral notes spread throughout. This right here is why I love brett-fermented saisons. The gentle funk plays perfectly on the structure of the rest of the beer. I keep going back for more, and I just want to drink it in.

Taste is probably the low point. It's actually pretty good, but it's the sidekick to the amazing smell. Moderately funky, fruity, slightly sweet before turning tart. An amalgam of flavors, all quite nice. Relaxes into a soft bitterness before fading out.

Feel is stellar. Medium-bodied, but with loads of small-bubble fluffy carbonation, mouth-filling and vibrant, spreading the flavors around and making them dance.

This is up there with Boulevard's Saison Brett among my top saisons ever. I'm blown away, and I really hope they make this again. If only the taste had a little more to it... (1,241 characters)

Photo of augustgarage
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a dusty 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Glorious, stately, glowing Princeton orange liquid with a fat fist of papaya whip crenellations upstairs. Perpetual retention - ridiculously thick lacing.

Peppercorn and orange peels come through very strong in the nose melding perfectly with the CITRA hops. Floral hoppy notes emerge as well, though Vitamin C seems more pronounced than rose hips.

Rosewater, orange peels, tropical fruit, pink perppercorn, herbaceous/floral hops, and potent yeast notes lead the palate. The Brett. emerges more in the finish, contributing a lasting earthiness more than funk. A touch of aspirin in the aftertaste, though overall I wouldn't say it was medicinal.

Rich, full bodied, creamy, effervescent mouthfeel.

Really delicious and unique ale, one of the most creative domestic examples of the style, up there with Jolly Pumpkin's Baudelaire iO...wow. (922 characters)

Photo of jsanford
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Stemmed Glass. Batch #1. August 2011

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a big creamy white head that settles to a dense cap and leaves lots of sticky, intricate lacing.
S - Big, tart and funky nose dominates by earthy Brettanomyces, rose water, tropical and citrusy hops, pepper, and red wine. Phenomenal.
T - Definitely in-line with the nose, peppery Saison base is enhanced nicely by more floral rose, citrus hops, oak, and red wine. Not as tart as I was perhaps expecting, but pleasantly earthy and bitter, with a long-lasting dry finish.
M - Crisp and dry, with a medium body and sharp, spritzy carbonation.
O - Another phenomenal Anchorage beer, I want everything from them! (703 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

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. (1,505 characters)

Photo of mudbug
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Second batch
From the chilled bomber into the Sam Adams pint glass results in a slightly hazy orange body topped with a half inch tight fluffy head, some lacing is present, but just barely.
Aroma is pungent and decisive, grapefruit, lemons and floral notes upfront with a hint of wet hay and earth, the floral notes are rose, the brewer hit this one out of the park.
Taste is very sour at first then an astringent quality creeps in like sour grass or grapefruit rind, drying and puckering in a good way. The second sense is sweetness, light and balancing but that is fleeting. Under it all is an earthy wet hay decaying grass base that is fulfilling and satisfying. This is one complex and well made beer, as it warms it is like a chameleon changing notes and surprising the tongue.
Juicy and thirst quenching it is easy to throw down large gulps and the glass is empty before you know it.
Going back for more of this for sure. Bravo! (939 characters)

Photo of pwoods
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DividedAvery for the great bottle.

750ml corked and caged brown bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a golden pale orange with some yeasty hazy. Nice head on the pour with pretty good retention, especially for something barrel aged. Nice. Lacing.

S: Light floral and spicy nose from the rose hips and peppercorns. The citra is light and purfumy with a bit of the citrus pineapple aroma. Great yeasty easters and phenols. Everything is nicely in balance and I really like how the peppercorns and citra hops play off each other. Some brett like under tones... maybe from the barrels?

T/M: Great flavors going on. Nice saison yeastery esters and phenols with the citrus hop flavors and spices from the rose hips and peppercorns. Light grains and brett like characters. I'm guessing the brett like character is from the wine barrels, but that seems to be all that I'm getting from them. Body is medium or so with some light creaminess and great carbonation.

D: One of the best new beers I've had in a long time. Really diggin' this. (1,047 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Batch 1.

A: Pours a murky pumpkin color with a couple fingers of dense light tan head that took forever to fade into a lasting film that left complex streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Oh my God. Words cannot describe the bouquet of flavors that I’m smelling right now! The citra hops, orange peel, rose hips, brett, and chardonnay oak barrel have somehow come together to create quite possibly the greatest thing I’ve ever smelled. The nose is sweet, floral, and citrusy is a very unique way. I get strong notes of flowers, grapefruit and tangerines followed by characteristic scents of earthy brett. I’ve used these adjectives and nouns on many other beers, yet I’ve never smelled one quite like this.
T: The flavor follows the nose, and while very good it’s definitely not as mind blowing. The flavors are sharp and dry and definitely not as flowery or sweet as the nose. Dry oak, earth, and brett pretty much dominate, but the finish has lightly bitter notes of citrus rind. The aftertaste is again, citrusy, and vinous with white wine.
M: Ample bubbly carbonation with a very smooth yet desert dry mouthfeel over a medium body. Very refreshing.
O: First I had Bitter Monk and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Then I had Whiteout Wit and I thought it was one of the best witbiers I’ve ever had. Going into this beer I thought there is no way that a brewery could go three for three. I’d like to say that I was surprised but deep down I had a feeling this beer would also be amazing. Buy stock in this brewery, it’s my new favorite. (1,602 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a beautiful hazy orange color with some nice depth to it. Almost a burnt orange. There is a nice half inch head with medium sized bubbles and some smaller dense bubbles. It recedes slowly down to a mat.

S - Aroma is delicious. Flowery and earthy. Slight grain notes are present but more of nice fresh grassy hop nose is prevalent. There is some nice fruity aromas in there as well as some slight corn husk and some nice brett character.

T & M - Starts off with some nice grain bready notes followed by some nice flowery notes. Wow. This is very delicious. There is some nice apple notes as well as some slight vinous notes. A bit of woody aftertaste lingers after a sip. This brew is delicious. There is some nice funkiness to it and has a very dry and refreshing feeling. There is some nice hop bitterness throughout the middle and back end of the beer that gives it great balance. Some peppery spice notes are also present. This was very close to a 5 for me on taste.

O - This beer is great. I've been impressed with the 2 brews I've had from Anchorage so far. Very good body and nice individual flavors that work well together. (1,192 characters)

Photo of n2185
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a clear honey gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Wonderful mix of sweet, sour, and funky here in turn. Light pears and candy sugar, lemony sourness with tart cherries, and barnyard aromas like musty hay and funk. Smells amazing.

T: Tart cherries and some sour fruit flavors up front with a little candy sugar sweetness before a big kick of musty hay and barnyard funk. The finish is lightly bitter and tart.

M: Light body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being watery but could use a little more carbonation.

O: A damn good beer, overall. One of the best saisons I've had, though held back slightly by appearance and body. (709 characters)

Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.