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:
802
Reviews:
222
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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158
Gots:
137
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12
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Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jimmys
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL into tulip. Batch #2 / August 2012.

A: slightly copper in hue. definitely darker than your typical saison, which I would imagine is due to the barrel aging. a bit cloudy, especially after the first pour. head is bright white and fluffy. retention is average. lacing is delicate and persistent.

S: the first thing to jump out at me are the hops. very powerful, citrus and rather inviting. plays nicely with subtle woody undertones and an equally subtle barnyard aroma. very unique aroma, however not getting anything that is particular saison-like.

T: here is where the barnyard brett distinctiveness really makes its presence known. the funk isn't quite acidic, just dries out the body enough to make this highly drinkable and refreshing. the floral nature of the rose hips and the citra hops add complexity to the body. similar to the nose, a lot going on, but still good flavor.

M: this is my main complaint, carb is a bit too low, even with the bottle conditioning. medium on the verge of full body.

D: read the comments above, certainly different than your typical saison, but the complexities make for a very unique brew. certainly a costly bottle of beer, but it was fun drinking it.

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Photo of blindpiggie
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of bstyle
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mahak213
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into Hill Farmstead Tulip-

Appearance- Hazy orange with a soapy white head that sticks around for a while. Nice lacing

Smell- Dry hopping from the barrel definitely comes through. Funky citrus and a mild vinous note.

Taste- Big grapefruit and citrus, which fade into a peppery funk. Finishes slightly bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel- Light and refreshing, with a mild tartness.

Overall- Perfect beer for one of the first warm spring nights. Definitely look forward to trying more of Anchorage's beers, they nailed this one.

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Photo of daledeee
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of Jayhoop
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Tmolaskey
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of theGlasstronaut
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of harrymel
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Batch #2, August 2012

Apricot ale with a sheet of loose knit light foam. Smells of elderflower initially, pepper, lemon, seltzer, some grain and some clay; just a touch of musty trub. Lightly tart, quite bitter, medicinal, some bitter orange peel, a little bit of tart and the aftertaste is really grassy and filthy to me. Medium bodied on full with low carb and dry finish. A little too bitter and overly mutilated by the Brett for me. Nose is really satisfying, but the flavor doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large white foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of Brett is dominant with some notes of rustic malt and some citrus notes and some vinous notes as well. Taste is a complex mix between some Brett notes with a dry aftertaste mix in with citrusy hoppy notes and some vinous notes which work very well altogether. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Again lots of flavour that are very well balanced. My only complaint and it is a minor one ifs with the amount of Brett used in every of their beers they tend to have a similar taste profile.

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Photo of Flashyspoons
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Cazlo
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MeowMixz
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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.

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Photo of match1112
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 802 ratings.
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