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Love Buzz Saison - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 129
Gots: 72 | FT: 7
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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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Gmann

New York

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden light brown color, a bit hazy, with a huge meriangue off white head that slowly settles into a chunky ass cap with nice sticky lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of funky brett and drying oak. Green apple skins, white grapes and lemon bring the tart as well as the woody oak. Some vanilla in the nose. Some spicy phenols from the yeast.

The taste is not as tart as the nose. The malt brings a light breadiness and some light caramel. The oak comes through next and brings some vanilla flavor. Some light green apple and lemon tartness as well as an orangy citrus. There is also a subtle white grape flavor. The beer ends with a noticable bitterness from the hops or perhaps the rose hips. It is a bit chalky and asprin like. Probably would have preferred more of a grassy noble hop flavor.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Drinks fairly light but is weighed down by the hoppy bitter finish. Good balance on the palate.

A very flavorful saison with good complexity.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 03:23:30 | More by Gmann
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schwaeh

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle sent by scotchboy.

A: Orangey pumpin color, real hazy. Big Loose white head. Sticky lace.

S: A good amount of funky barrel, and brett; The aroma is very Jolly Pumkinesque. Dry red wine hints around giving way to the straw, hay, and funky earth. Some citrus, cherry, and strawberry come through.

T: Good stuff in layers. Wine comes out here a lot more. Musty damp hay and earth with a nice dryness. Brett blends great and doesnt overpower or make the pinot barrels dry this too much. Dull fruit flavors brighten it up and help add complexity. Coriander spiciness is used moderately.

M: very active carbonation dances on the tongue. This is a dry beer.

O: I cant get enough of this style, especially when the brewer adds plenty of interesting things to it. This is easily on par with most of Jolly Pumpkins beers. Really cool beer that i'd been wanting to try.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 23:20:03 | More by schwaeh
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden hazy color. It's darker than the usual saison. Has a nice white one finger head.

S - I'm detected some sour grapes or the tart of lemons.

T - You can really taste the pinot noir barrels it was aged in at first. Then, it's a lovely tartness with a sweet/dry finish.

M - Very refreshing. It's light on the palette but carbonated enough to coat the mouth.

O - I really like this beer, just not the price of it. It makes you sit back and take notice but it's also easy to drink. I think it's a perfect beer for those looking to taste a little "funk."

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 19:56:48 | More by cvm4
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draheim

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy golden orange w/ a creamy, fluffy white head, effervescent carb, perfect lacing.

Aroma is umistakeable bretty funk up front, tart and dry - rose petals evident.

Taste is suprisingly light and airy. Tart, dry, a little oaky, then sharply bitter on the finish. There's a fruity roundness to the body, maybe from the pinot barrels, and the distinct acidity of orange peel.

Mouthfeel is sharp and a little prickly from the vigorous carb, which works with this flavor profile.

Overall this is a complex, interesting saison to pick apart. Enjoyed it. Not an everyday beer though.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 05:38:05 | More by draheim
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daledeee

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22 oz bottle.

Pours a dark gold with off white head and lacing.

Nose is a little funky. At first it was a little pond water but it cleared up.

Taste is pretty tart. When I first sipped this I thought it might be a sour beer in disguise but it kind of mellowed out after a few sips. Plenty of fruit tartness and good hop finish. I am not a wine drinker but this definitely has a little grape thrown in.

Strong carbonation.

Overall, this is a very satisfying beer. It seems to get better as I drink it.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 21:58:51 | More by daledeee
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle into a couple of glasses.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of frothy bright-white head. This maintains a rich and foamy look, soaping the sides of the glass with sticky lacing. Brett jumps right out in the aroma, mixing with spice and sweeter toasted grains. The barrel is definitely there, with that Pinot Noir adding a darker presence to this. I bit of light heat undercuts the flavors here.

The taste has a sweet grainy base to it, with spice, lemon zest, and must all mixed in. The barrel flavors come in off the edges and pull into the finish, leaving this dry and oaky with a good bit of lingering spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied; with a softer feeling carbonation in the mouth yet still lays a bit of a light crispness down on the tongue as well. This is pretty smooth overall for the size.

This was quite good. The Brett played a big part and worked well with the spiciness of that base Saison. That barrel flavor was only the icing on the cake. I think that the body on this really impressed me the most though, perfectly complimenting those flavors. This is another solid one from Anchorage.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 17:50:39 | More by Kegatron
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Beaumont Market in Portland, Oregon for $12. Split the 75cl bottle into a pair of Duvel tulips and shared with TulipSnifter.

A: Pulpy guava, huge voluminous soapy white head, copious clumps of lacing. 5/5

S: The citra is instantly at the forefront. Bright citrus aromatics are really strong and welcome notes. Closer examination reveals some coriander and black pepper. The citra makes for a less than traditional saison but it's still very nice. 4/5

T: Again with the citra. Oranges greet the taste buds at the forefront, followed by grapefruit juice mid-way through the gulp, and a long lingering pithy bitterness mixed with biting brett at the end. This actually reminds me a lot of the Bitter Monk except it's not quite as juicy or bitter. It might have been fermented with saison yeast (the first time) but it shares far more similarities to the other beers in the Anchorage lineup than to any saison I've had to date. That said, it's still a remarkable beer. 4/5

M: Nice creamy body with brisk carbonation. Finish could be a touch dryer. 4/5

O: Anchorage Brewing, how I love thee. Winners popping up every time so far. I prefer to think of this as Bitter Monk Lite. It's not really a saison by the everyday definition but neither is the Monk a DIPA by the usual definition. A very good beer, but I'd take Bitter Monk instead next time. 4/5

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 04:57:40 | More by hopsbreath
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Caramel body, white head reduced to a filmy cover on the beer.

Bretty lemony pineapple aroma. Estery saison yeast.

Goat cheese and saison combine in the flavor. Noticeable bitterness from the hops. Lemony cheesy bitter finish. Caramel backbone and slightly vinous.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 15:08:01 | More by BearsOnAcid
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John_M

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At Max's today.

The beer pours the color of unfiltered apple juie with good head retention and nice lacing. The nose is classic saison, but with something of a sandlewood, lavendar aroma as well. Otherwise, I get light clove, some sour funk and white pepper, with considerable underlying spice. The beer smells as if it will be pretty dry for the sytle, something that is confirmed with the first sip. The beer has good complexity, and there's considerable underlying funk (very little sour here) that adds another interesting element to the flavor profile. There is some nice bitterness in the finish, and I assume there's a goodly dose of hops in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, dry, funky bitter finish. Alcohol is very nicely integrated into the flavort profile, with no noticeable heat on the finish.

Very interesting beer... this is the sort of thing I could see Fantome making (which is high praise in my book).

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 22:18:35 | More by John_M
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a slight ruby tinge to it. Huge white foamy head forms on top with great retention, tons of thick, sticky lacing all around.

S: Nice and oaky with a little bit of brett, some musty/barnyard aroma, a little bit of grape/red wine, some light spice, mostly pepper. There is a slightly floral aspect to it.

T: More oak and brett, just the right amount, with just a hint of tartness. Very fruity, with some citrus and a little bit of darker fruit mixed in - the finish has more citrus. There is definitely a wine influence from the barrels.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, drinks very smooth and easy.

O: A very nice beer, my first from Anchorage. Look forward to trying to the other ones at some point. The only problem really is the price, a little steep, but somewhat understandable.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 03:32:12 | More by mdaschaf
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oline73

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy amber with a two finger fluffy white head. The head fades to a good size layer on top of the glass with some nice lacing.

Smell: This is a very earthy and herbal smelling beer. There is a sweetness and a slight sourness to the smell.

Taste: A lot like the smell. This is a very herbal saison, and you can definitely pick up the brett, it's almost slightly metallic. The beer isn't sour per say, but it's got mild funk to it. The finish is hoppy and quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a really good saison. Complex and easy to drink, I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 03:20:03 | More by oline73
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle with an etched on label into a tulip glass.

Medium to aggressive pour yields about a 50/50 beer to head ratio. The beer is a hazy burnt orange with bright orange highlights, while the head is shock white and slowly dissapating. Lots of patchy lacing as it dissapates. Some very spicy clove and banana notes float up on the nose, reminding one of a garden. The brett yeast is easily detectable and Belgian in nature. Peppercorns provide the spicy part of the nose, while the rose and orange peels provide the sweet and flowery aromas. Very balanced in smell, enticing.

Sweet but white wine-like up front, a hint of vanilla from the french oak. Vanilla is heavy in the lingering aftertaste, very sweet. But before that is a medley of tastes and spices, including more silky smooth vanilla. The peppercorn provides a spicy element that prickles briefly, then is gone. The flowery taste from the rose gives a silky mouthfeel as well, making for an interesting smoothness. Bitterness and dryness of orange rind is present as well, contributing to balance. Notes of clove float through, a result of the brettanomyces yeast strain, adding to the spicy feel. Finally, a short-lived blast of citrusy hops finishes this one off, leaving nothing behind but a sizable linger of vanilla and banana, a somewhat weird combination that almost becomes overwhelming.

This is a really interesting and unique beer for sure. Glad to try it after really enjoying their Belgian IPA. Can't say that I loved this one, but I didn't hate it either. There should be no doubt, it is a quality beer, and about as complex as it gets, but some of the flavors don't seem to work to me. Worth the 15 or so dollars though as there is a lot to enjoy in here.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 05:10:50 | More by chodinheaven
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 1, August 2011.

Pours a completely opaque, dark golden orange color with a frothy, pillowy 2.5 finger white head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Streaks and splotches of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy, slightly funky aroma with lots of barn/farmhouse character along with some prominent brett and zesty spice. There's also some sweet fruit notes but the barrel presence is subtle. Musty bretty funk compliments the saison yeast nicely. Hints of eatery fruits and bready yeast along with some pepper and coriander. I'm picking up a vinous presence that compliments the eatery fruit presence. Subtle earthy oak with hints of cherry, strawberries, grape and other dark fruit. Very complex nose but could use a bit more barrel in the nose.

Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a slight creamy texture that is countered by the funky/sour character. Lots of musty funk/dry brett flavor that melds with the saison/farmhouse yeast pretty well. Slightly puckering but more dry and funky than tart. Much more so than I expected resulting in a dryness that is exaggerated by the berrel notes. Dry toasted oak with a faint vinous red wine character that gives off hints of grape, strawberry and other dark fruits. Pretty complex but the funk/brett donates slightly overpowering the eatery fruit notes and Pinot noir elements. Pretty good with a well masked ABV but could use bit more balance. I'm glad I got to try this one and am looking forward to sampling more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 05:56:53 | More by corby112
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of foam with a fairly vigorous pour. Not a lot of head for a Saison, especially for an Anchorage brew. Retention is average.

S: Strong earthy aroma with some musty brettanomyces funk and a fruity/citrus tartness. Definitely some spicy French Oak influence and a hint of red wine, but I don't specifically detect Pinot Noir. Quite complex.

T: Wow - I get a lot of juicy Pinot Noir sweetness here. I wasn't expecting that after the aroma, but it's quite pleasant. A nice tartness quickly comes in to keep the beer dry despite the juiciness. Musty Brett is definitely here as well. I get a bit of spiciness, but I think it's more from the French Oak than it is from the Saison yeast.

M: Medium thickness with medium to strong carbonation.

O: I really like what the oak and Pinot Noir do to this beer, but I think it overwhelms the beer a bit, especially with the Brett funk. I could use a bit more traditional Saison flavors in this one, but it's quite nice nonetheless. Well above average.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 23:43:32 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated August 2012, Batch #2

- Pours a hazy bronze orange with a healthy inch of foam that dissipates quickly.

- Notes of fruit tart, floral saison, and bitter hops.

- A mild fruit tart fills the mouth and transitions into floral and spice notes. The finish is a little funky and the surprising hop bitterness lingers for a bit.

- Overall a solid beer. The fruit sour and floral saison characteristics add complexity to this beer, but also make it sort of muddled, especially with the bitter hopped finish. I would prefer a stronger sour fruit tartness profile.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 01:27:27 | More by deschutes_fan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brett bomb with a good saison behind it. Good spices, fruity. Somewhat sweet in the finish. Only a little yeasty.Very generous head of foam. Very drinkable.Above average mouthfeel. A little funky aroma. Bottle from Bierkraft $21.46.Cork popped into the other side of a large room, suggesting above average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 03:30:23 | More by Sammy
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one at the Down South Beer Tasting while aasher was in town to visit! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy light orange with a minimal white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, orange, spices, dark fruit, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, orange grape, dark fruit, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I am not usually a huge fan of the Saison style in general, but the addition of dark fruit in this one really won my heart. The component definitely added to the depth of the brew and blended quite well with the spices typically found in the style. A definite must try if you get the opportunity!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 17:39:30 | More by thagr81us
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip

A: Hazy golden orange with a great looking frothy head. The head retention and lacing are superb with peaks and clouds chunking on the sides of the glass and on top of the brew.

S: Zesty notes of citrus and brett greet the first whiff. The oak is lurking in the background along with some vinous red grapes. The brett becomes more pronounced as it warms with a healthy dose of leather and hay surfacing.

T: The citrus notes are very pronounced (hop forward) with an immense influence from brett to fill out the funk. Mid-palate it gets a bit jammy/oaked with the pinot barrels flexing their muscles. It concludes a touch on the bitter side with a hint of the booze coming out in the dry finish.

M: Light and bubbly.

O: Another great offering form Anchorage brewing. A bit outside the box but very well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 21:18:09 | More by Neffbeer
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Cavery

California

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

batch 1 8/11 purchased at the Bruery Provisions. Really happy to see more Anchorage brewing around! Always happy to give more Alaskan beers a swirl.

A: Faint amber honey body with cobweb lacing grabbing the glass. Lots of reds, oranges, and golden yellows flash in the glass. There's definitely a likeness to fish scales, makes me think of a lumbering fat fish like a carp. If you like amber earth tones, then this is a looker for you.

S: Bright edible flowers that go heavily into a sugar plum note that makes me excited. Late earthy presence of a barnyard brett that fuses with sweet florals. There's an almost berry like brightness to the smells of plant bulbs. It comes off very light, which makes me think there's either rose hips and or pedals in this beer.

T: Sweet rosewater and blueberry flavor crashes into a wall of bitter barnyard funk. A linger of peppery essence cackles like a low fire in the back of my tongue. This is really well layered with different flavors. Lots of complexity, but the brett is very young. The transition from the floral sweetness into the mild funk is a great one, and the really elegant presence of peppery essence.

M: Light medium feels with a favoritism towards the light side. The beer doesn't come off watery, and there's an almost plant oil like viscosity to the overall feel. It's somewhere between a light syrup and some sort of vegetal oil, but it only coats mildly. It's hard to even notice the glazing unless you really think about it, the beer comes off very elegant due to this.

O: I think this is a really fantastic beer to be putting out as a batch 1 line from a new brewery. I understand that Gabe has been at it for a while (formerly @ midnight sun), however -- I think this will be a beer people will be looking for in a few years. I'd grab some batch 1 of this bad boy and revisit it at some tastings. I most certainly will grab a couple bottles, I think this one will blossom with an elegant floral sweetness like I've never had in a beer. This is like Saison Brett with plums/hibiscus. Really very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 02:53:17 | More by Cavery
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 1. August 2011.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly tart/sour and is of grain, spices, Brett, flowers, wood, and some mild wine aromas. Taste is of grain and Brett up front with flavors of spices, flowers, and wood coming through on the finish. There is a dry, tart, and slightly funky aftertaste as well. This beer has a nice crisp level of carbonation with a slightly medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is quite a complex and tasty saison. The Brett presence really shines in the aroma and flavor but doesn't overwhelm the other ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 03:40:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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illidurit

California

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the May 2012 iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Opaque gold with a white head. Peachy aromas, tart summer fruit, apricots, funky with a bitter finish, light peppercorns, musty/oaky, white grapes, green hops, dry brett, lots of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 20:58:15 | More by illidurit
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 10/28/11 notes. Thanks to jslot38 for sharing this one.

a - Pours a dark hazy yellow color with some light lacing, two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, citrus hops, yeast, brett, some funk, apples, and floral hops. Very nice and loving the brett that comes through.

t - Tastes of brett, citrus hops, floral notes and hops, earthy notes, yeast, pepper, and spices. More floral notes that the nose and again, very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice saison from Anchorage; I really liked it. Some nice funk and brett especially in the nose, and floral hops in the taste. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 20:46:59 | More by mdfb79
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Florida9

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orangey amber in color. Maybe just a slight hint of pink. Forms a moderate sized white head that reduces fairly quickly. Some light lacing

S: Bright, fresh, and fragrant. Lemon, pineapple, and a fairly aggressive yeasty funkiness .

T: Taste is more of the same. Bright and fresh. Lemon, lighter citrus. Slight tart twang, which I find to be more characteristic of the rose hips than anything else. Moderately funky. Light sweetness.

M: Light-medium bodied. Good carbonation. Bright with a moderate tartness. Light bitterness.

O: A nice beer. Light and fresh, this one would be better during the warmer months, but still a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:48:19 | More by Florida9
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1 (Aug, 2011) Corked & caged 750 mL bottle acquired at Princeton Liquors in Maple Grove, MN. Poured at 4C into a flute (later pours were warmer).

Pours a hazy amber with a ton of fluffy white head that laces wonderfully. All sorts of great aromas on the nose, including fruity brett, Mountain Dew, pepper. The body is dry and filled with brett character. More pepper and fruity notes along with a vinous quality. As time passes it is detracted by the building bitterness and a building yeast character. Regardless, an enjoyable beer. A fine beer to enjoy while watching the All-Star game.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 00:18:19 | More by kjyost
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brotherloco

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle. Batch #1 August/2011. Served in a tulip.

Pours a hazy dull gold with a massive 3+ finger white head. Settles, but stays puffy and thick. Cascading bubbles. Lots of fine lacing.

Aroma of white wine, floral garden perfume, musty funky brett. Pretty acidic. Dry earthy oak and vanilla. Tropical fruit citrus and sweetness immediately in the background.

Flavor is very much the same with sweetness and tart tang hitting you about the same time. Nicely balanced. Fruit flavors lean towards bitter citrus. Some wit-like spicy-ness, but pretty mild. A touch of funky earthiness in the flavor. Dry finish.

Medium bodied with medium-low soft natural carbonation. Fairly light and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 23:17:19 | More by brotherloco
Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
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