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:
799
Reviews:
220
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
137
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 799 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of tbryan5
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful ruby-orange with a foamy white head that dissipates into nothing.
S- Typical brettanomyces funk intermingled with pepper, citrus, flowers, and earthiness.
T- Citrusy and Floral in the beginning that gives way to the tart funk of the Brett. Ends with the dry fruitiness and oak of the Pinot noir barrel. Grape like aftertaste. Very good.
M- Starts off smooth but finishes dry. Medium-High carbonation.
D- Probably my favorite part of the beer is the finish. It has a wine like quality that really makes this a great beer. Highly recommend.

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

Photo of Jacobprice
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dcmchew
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrulet
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Sampled at a tasting. Hazy orange, with a small white head. Smells of grapes, brett, vanilla and oak. Tastes like brett, slightly sour and of grapefruit and red wine. Dry, with a sour aftertaste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and also has some dank notes. Taste starts tart, fruity, floral. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Light, effervescent body. Really good one, bright, floral and tart.

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Photo of gehille
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eire
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden orange color with over two fingers of white foamy head. Smells of Brett funk, a bit of citrus fruit, light notes of pepper and flowers. The flavor has funk, tartness, some citrus sweetness, and a slight spice from the peppercorns. You also get a slight hint of the barrel as the beer warms. The feel is medium, well carbonated and crisp. This is an outstanding saison that I could drink over and over!

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gives you those yellow and orange colors, 3/4" white head, tart, bretty aroma that is nice, plenty of citrus going through this one.

Lots of lemon sourness, the brett is thick and chunky on the teeth, has a bitterness that while many would say is stylistically misplaced, I find to be a wonderful part of this beer. If sour and funk is what you want in a bretty saison, this is your place. Citra hops definitely bring the noise on this one. The peppercorn and orange with the brett in the mouthfeel make for a complex, enjoyable citrusy, bretty saison.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Njod2003
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barley mow, with jason, very good

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

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jammyman
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Croft
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thepenguin
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Cloudy orange-yellow with some nice lacing.

S: Really nice complex aroma of tropical fruits, barnyard funk, red wine, grassy hops.

T: Bright citrus and tropical fruits upfront, a nice barnyard and mildly tart brett character, a bit of oak and some mild hop flavors. There’s also an interesting tannic vinous character. Semidry throughout with some hop bitterness, floral and oak notes in the surprisingly fleeting finish.

F: The feel is really interesting on this one: creamy and dry/tannic at the same time. The creaminess is surprising given the brett fermentation, barrel aging and the simple fact that it’s a saison. Medium body with just a hint of warmth at the end reminding you of the abv. Incredibly drinkable overall.

O: Goddamn this was good. I’m a pretty big fan of saisons and this is the best new saison I’ve tried in a long time – lots of different flavors that individually shine and don’t overwhelm one another, unique mouthfeel and enticing aroma.

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Photo of rjp217
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budinetz
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #4 May 2015 - poured slowly into a Belgian tulip glass

Pours a tangerine color with a white frothy head that dissipates moderately slow. Beautiful lacing is present all around the glass as I sip and a centimeter thin head stays around the sides of the glass throughout the entire experience.

Smells of brettanomyces, white peppercorns, tart fruit, rhubarb bitters. Very funky smelling from the Brett and a slight fruity hint. Very interesting nose.

Tastes initially is slightly piquant with a balance of fruit, funk, and bitterness. Definitely a bit young to be drinking this, but I had to try it. I would cellar another one for consumption at a much later date down the road.

Mouthfeel is super duper prickly with all kinds of spice on the palate. Hard to pick up exactly what kind of spices I'm getting but definitely crazy carbonation is front the yeast strain. Mellows out after a while and you can almost taste the Pinot grapes from the barrel aging when you lick your lips.

Overall a great brew that will only get better with age. Good flavor and spice for a farmhouse ale/saison and another winner for Anchorage Brewing Co. They always seem to produce some stellar brews and I always look forward to sampling them.

Cheers!

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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 799 ratings.
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