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Anchor Saison Spring Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Saison Spring AleAnchor Saison Spring Ale

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-05-2014)
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12oz bottle into imperial pint.

A: Pours a clear light iced tea color with a surprisingly thin and short lived light tan head that quickly fizzed away into a faint scum.
S: Earthy yeast, grainy wheat, lemony citrus, and peppery spice. Wheat, spice, and mild citrus overall.
T: Dry wheat and earth up front, touch of sweet lemon and clove follow, with black pepper spice and Belgian yeast coming through in the finish. I get some notes of mild stone fruit and mild alcohol as well. Lemon and a slight mineralliness lingers in the aftertaste.
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Bright golden with a large, 2-fingers tall head that is foamy & recedes to about half its initial size. The beer is clear and the head stays quite well after its initial reduction.

Citrus & lemon with some orange too. Some yeast & cloves coming through with some spice, possibly the ginger mentioned by the brewery & a touch of bitterness towards the end.

Citrus & lemongrass with some spice featuring. Ginger and a bit of tart too with some of the yeast, sourness & subtle hops and a bit of orange rounding things off.

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A - Pours a Dark amber/orange with thin head which dissipates to a small cap. Good carbonation and leaves dotty lacing

S - Bananas, Slight hint of Lemon, cloves. Great smelling!

T - starts with a banana/clove hit which is delicious, finishing off with citrus and definitely lemon. Love it.

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Standard Anchor bowling pin bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass. Pour is clear and deep golden/light amber with a half inch of short lived foam. Nose is spicy and accompanied by a peppery and floral hop presence which expands with warming.

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This one is really spicy. After feeling my mouth heat up, I read on the label it's brewed with lemongrass, lemon peel, and ginger. And plenty of it, apparently. This has a really hot mouthfeel, so much so that you'd say it was a chile beer. On the positive side, it's quite aromatic. Very strong tasting. Apparently they didn't try the Strawberry Blonde Saison from Pyramid, a good example of how to make a light but flavored Saison.

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Clear, too red, head sinks and disappears. Yeast appears to have been filtered out. Not a good start.

Weak esters but bright, citric nose.

Earth, spice and fruit mix for a tart, semi-sour that matches genre. Honey-esque sweetness, though faint, and mild soap on the back end, though. I'd prefer this to Steam.

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Anchor Saison Spring Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
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