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
Ranking:
#868
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
814
pDev:
9.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
159
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139
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Ratings: 814 |  Reviews: 228
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 -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAcker
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev -8%
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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Photo of dannycohen62
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

really beautiful looking beer, notes of tart apple, lemon, grass, oak, grape, zesty citrus, light spice, subtle funk ... its a really complex and delicate beer, pretty impressive. mouthfeel seems appropriate for the style light/medium body, super easy drinking and not a hint of booze.

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Photo of mjpolzin
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big sour guy but always willing to try some funky/sour/farmhouse type beers in the summer once I get burnt out on IPAs.
This beer was complex and interesting but also easy drinking and refreshing. The funkiness from the Brett was just enough for me and the wine barrel added a nice crisp taste on the end. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goalie35
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch #4, bottled in 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, bread, light caramel/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, bread, light caramel/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Large amount of peppery yeast/tannic oak spiciness and moderate tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good dryness from tart/spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, acidic/tannic/sticky, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sludgegnome
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMZB
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gus_13
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange with a bit of haze. Small head that dissipated to a cape and ring around the glass. Citrusy like oak notes in the nose with a touch of sweetness and pepper spice. Lightly tart on the palate with dry finish. Really interesting notes of light brett and an herbal earthy note. Really refreshing and easy drinking for 8%.

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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 814 ratings