Love Buzz Saison | Anchorage Brewing Company

Love Buzz SaisonLove Buzz Saison
BA SCORE
4.26/5
806 Ratings
Love Buzz SaisonLove Buzz Saison
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:
#819
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
806
pDev:
9.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
138
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, caged and corked bottle, part of a quartet of Anchorage Brewing's offerings to suddenly show up in limited quantities in Alberta last week.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some mountain valley stream vista lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of musty and slightly funky yeast/bacterial infection, mixed red and white grapes, rainbow peppercorns, grainy and bready pale malt, subtle oak, aged lemon rind, and earthy, leafy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, just a hint of biscuity caramel sweetness, a mildly cheesy Brett funk, old musty sweaters, some dry vanilla-tinged oakiness, under attenuated red wine, further lemony fruit tartness, and some now heady leafy, piney, and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite low and thus it's hard to get a steady reading on the trusty ol' froth-o-meter, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, the funk and the hops both kind of inherently clumsy, it would appear. It finishes trending dry, in a particularly fruity manner, though fruit that is musty and old-seeming, in addition to crisp and fleshy.

Yeah, in my world, Brettanomyces would be one of the last things that would inspire any sort of 'love buzz', but to each their own, I suppose. With everything going on in this brew (the Brett, the red vinous barrel notes, the typically fearless Yankee hops), I pretty much forgot that it is a Saison, after all - however, with all the makeup having been applied here, it's kind of difficult to see this ol' girl for what she really is.

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Photo of jack-ruby
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange. Minimal head. It's a super interesting beer with some honey like sweetness, surprised that a beer with "buzz" in it doesn't have honey in it. Getting some Welch's grape juice on the finish. This is a very interesting and complex beer that I enjoyed, but I can't say that any of the flavors were my favorite.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconCount
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet rose hips, oak tannin, white wine, white pepper, earthy, Brett, balanced, citrus

Anchorage is so great with their Saison style and Brett beers.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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 +11.5%
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 +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrulet
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -3.8%
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 -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eire
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Njod2003
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 806 ratings
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