Love Buzz Saison | Anchorage Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by daveytheformer on 09-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
804
Reviews:
223
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
137
For Trade:
12
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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep gold with a slight reddish hue topped by a dense two finger off white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of spicy yeast, slight tartness, and some nice barnyard funk. Slight grape skin as well.
T: Taste is slightly tart with the wine barrel leading the way. There is also some nice peppery spice and some citrus notes along with some nice barnyard funk notes. Swallow is another shot of tartness, spices, some funky oak and a little more wine influence.
M: This beer has a medium mouthfeel with carbonation that is just slightly prickly along with a drying finish. It tastes dry on the palate as well so the amount of residual sugar on this one is very low.
O: Overall this is a really great beer with some nice complexity and flavors. It's well balanced as well and the flavors play together well which makes this one a pleasure to drink. Very nice with some age on it and I'm sure these drink pretty well when fresh. Worth a try if you're into the style and don't mind them a little tart.

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer. Balanced, refreshing hoppiness and crisp finish. Good body and full grain character. As I quaff this high toned liquid bread, I am transported to harvest time in Wallonia.

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Photo of ms333
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Batch #4, bottled 12/2015, had 1/10/17.

Pours a bright golden, slightly orange color, mostly clear, with a 2-3 inch foamy head on an average pour, a good amount of foamy lacing, active carbonation. Smells of Citra hops, brett, Belgian yeast, wine, light peppercorn- more as it warms, light orange. The hops give it a kind of spearmint aroma. A little earthy. The taste opens with brett, then Belgian yeast, malt, Citra hops, peppercorn- more on the finish, the bitter of the orange peel, oak, wine- more as it warms, a little of the rose hips. Tart and sour up front, but not strongly so. A light hop bitterness on the finish. Dry, crisp, smooth, an excellent level of carbonation, a solid body.

A beautifully crafted beer. So many flavors and so much flavor, the add- ins are very distinct. I'll buy this anytime I see it, and you should too. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbrown
3.05/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The first time I had this it blew me away. Wasn't rating when I first had this. This is still a fantastic beer but there was a strange phenol and ethyl acetate character in this bottle. Maybe it was just an off batch. Because of that, I will revisit with more details next time I come across this.

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Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of REDAMI
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

L-Pale orange pour with thin off-white head.

S-Orange, pine, brett funk, slight woody notes.

T-Brett, orange peel, pepper, piney resin, woodiness in the finish.

F-Light with crisp carbonation. Very dry mouthfeel overall.

No significant malt flavors, but the orange peel and citra hops cut through a lot of the notes. More a bretty IPA than Saison.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewblues82
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was good. Funk came through. Florals did as well. Nice mellow tartness. Would have liked it more had the phenol tadte not been so prevelant. Tasty but not sure i' imbibe again

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden with a super fast flood of carbonation, including bubbles on the inside of the glass. Topped with 4 fingers of yellowish head.

Smells of Brett, pineapple, grapefruit pith, lemon, Belgian phenols and candy sugar.

Lightly sweet with Brett all the way. I get jam, hints of lemon jelly and a pithy bitterness. Slight tartness as well.

Medium body, high to little carbonation as it fades fast, a light syrup quality, light crispness, and a light tannic finish.

Got this one in Santa Rosa, CA just over a week ago. Drank at Sainte Hippolyte, Quebec, north of Montreal Sept 27th, 2016. Really well done brew. I'd heard it was good and didn't know what to expect, but really appreciate the Brett and overall uniqueness of the brew.

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Photo of stompilator
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAcker
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange tinted straw with with a fat finger of yellow-tinted white head. Oaky saison aroma. Light tasting with a definite red wine tinge and touch of wood notes. Slightly sweet mid palate, with a fairly dry, metallic aftertaste. Pretty solid.

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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
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