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Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States | website

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

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4.24
pDev:
17.45%
 
 
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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to egrace84 for the share! Thanks elliot.

reviewed from notes taken 01/01/13.

Appearance: hazy golden apricot / almost an orangish bodied beer with 1 finger of white head.

Smell: This beer orange hop bomb! Floral, fruity, earthy, citrusy.

Taste: Oranges, wheat, black pepper, mild bitterness, mild tartness. A hint of oak, earhtiness, and red wine. A floral tea flavor seems to come out in the middle of the beer. A nice spicy herbal bite to this beer as well. There is so much going on in this beer is redicoulous. Hard to get all the neuances from the beer.

Mouthfeel: light almost medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Lively carbonation and this beer is so damn drinkable! Fresh, brilliant, and bright feel to this beer.

Overall: The beer is so awesome! What a complex saison! The citra hops are amplified by the orange peel and love that about this beer. Geez its that frickn good. This would be my second Anchorage beer and they just make beers with crazy complexity, and just are killing it with their brews!

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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 jrenihan
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2, August 2012.

Beer is a caramel-orange colour, with a moderate to large-sized white head. Slightly cloudy. Head fades fairly quickly, leaving a film. A fair amount of lace.

Wow, the smell is enormous and captivating. Huge vinous nose, very fruity, blackberry, cherry, mango and apricot, all melded together with a liberal dose of funky brett notes. Some oak. The wine barrel influence is dramatic and nice. Really a stand-out aroma.

Taste also contains big vinous fruit notes. Blackberry, cherry, red grape, mango, passionfruit and orange. Brett is fairly prominent, and the flavour is quite funky and dry. Not really sour in any meaningful way, just funky. Oak is pretty strong in the aftertaste. Black pepper is there as well.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Smooth. Juicy.

Overall, terrific. Rich and enveloping and unique. A very tasty beer.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged bomber dated August 2012 Batch 2 into a snifter. Note: I'm reviewing the day after I opened the beer, was too busy drinking the beer yesterday to be able to write a review. The beer was sealed with the same cork it had originally.

Appearance: A hazy deep amber with a moderate head that doesn't stick around too long, and leaves a bit of lacing around after it's gone. A thin crown persists as the beer quickly disappears down my throat.

Smell: Reminds me of Le Terroir. The hop scent is definitely still there, although I'm sure more muted than if this were fresh. I get some floral character too, can't be sure if that's from the rose hips or the brett. A bit of tartness on the nose, but not too much.

Taste: Lovely! The hops still come through a bit, and add a hint of bitterness to the beer, and a nice citrus quality that pairs well with the tartness. This isn't a ridiculously sour beer, it's very moderate and eminently drinkable. There is a lot of depth here. Some vinous flavor comes through on the finish, as does a light bready malt. I'd love to try this fresh.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated (possibly less so because the beer was opened the day before), the beer dances across my palate as I drink it down.

Overall: I wish I could buy this stuff anywhere. Really a very very nice beer. Not much to complain about at all. Heck my roommate, who is not much of a beer guy, was disappointed to hear I wouldn't be able to get this again easily.

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

Batch #2 - August 2012. Bottle to tulip.

A - Slightly hazy medium orange colour. Translucent. One finger of white head.

S - A great mix of citrus, tropical fruit and sour/tartness from the brett. The background adds oak, spice, grape and a touch of caramel malt sweetness.

T - The citrus and tropical fruit aromas in the nose don't translate as expected in to the palate, but they are still lightly present. There is a big oak profile up front with a moderate sour/tartness from the wild yeast that doesn't overpower the beer but adds another dimension to it. Some peppery spice, clove, Belgian yeast esters and a touch of red wine are also present.

M - Light to medium body. Dry. Slightly sticky. Light carbonation.

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Photo of liamt07
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Whole Foods South Las Vegas, 750ml into a tulip. Batch 1 from August 2011.

Poured orange with some browner highlights, huge white head leaving behind dense and sticky lacework and rocky retention. Nose is tart and funky, brett is quite prominent. Has quite a bit of that Jolly Pumpkin-esque sour nose where the sourness can be anticipated from the aroma. Rich vinous/barrel notes, lemons, green apple. Taste doesn't really provide the sourness I anticipated, but still offers sweet lemons, more brett, fantastic citrus/fruity notes (great hop profile here). A touch of green olive and oak. Good effervescence on the palte, more of a sweeter saison and doesn't really have that tart/puckering sensation that I had predicted based on the nose. Delicious and severly drinkable, alcohol is nowhere to be found. I would readily revisit this, great stuff.

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Photo of avalon07
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of rocky, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A surprisingly sweet smell (almost like bubblegum), with a lot of fruit, malt, spices and a vinous quality.

T: Tasted of fruit (orange), spices (cloves), malt, and that vinous quality. There was a tinge of that barnyard funk, but it wasn't as omnipresent as with other saisons. A vibrant, complex and tasty beer.

M: A well-carobonated beer with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not quite a classic saison, but definitely well made and flavorful.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #2 from August 2012

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color with 2+ fingers worth of head that settles to an inch or so. This lasts for quite a while

S: Nice and citrusy with Belgian and brett funk, peppercorns, orange peel, light oak, and a light sweetness which I'm guessing is the rose hips

T: Follows the nose. Incredibly complex. Starts off with light sour, spicy, and fruity notes, which then goes into the oak and pinot notes. Finishes lightly dry with hop bitterness, light sweetness, and more barrel notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drying towards the end

O: I was hesitant to pick this up with the cost (14.99 for a 750) but I am very glad that I did. Amazing complexity and great drinkability make for a great drinking experience. Highly recommended

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Photo of flannelman808
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me preface this review by saying the last offering I tried from Anchorage blew my mind so this review will be made with a high degree of scrutiny.

A: Pours a hazy dense looking pond water yellow amber color and is topped with a pancake batter off white foam. Quite good head retention and good lacing. So far so good.

S: The aroma is both spicy (brett) and vinuous. Pinot noir really presents it's self on the nose as well as some citrus and cardamom like notes.

T: Highly complex, this beer has a lot going on. Slightly tart grapes merge into a flowery spicy assemblage of flavors. Brett spice introduces itself but does not overwhelm everything else (which can easily happen). It's really a feat to combine so many flavors and not wind up with a muddy beer. This one finishes extremely balanced between sweet and dry.

M: Round on the palate with enough carbonation, spice and tang to keep an even keel.

O: Once again a very successful beer from Anchorage Brewing. I cant say it's the best beer of it's style with so many other worthy Saisons out there, but it's damned good. Beautifully balanced and deeply flavored, this beer is among the best. Drink it fresh if possible.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jay for sharing this one; poured from a bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Hazy orange body under a thin, frothy cap of tan foam. Mediocre retention, spotty lace. Decent.

S: Wow. Craziness. Soft, rich, and hugely complex: floral, herbal, fruity, oaky, sweet. Terrific.

T: Floral Brett, dry oak, red wine, orange peel, and just a bit of plastic. A minor flaw. Bone dry, Bretty finish. Very tasty indeed.

M: Eminently slick, soft, and delicate. Ultrafine carbonation. Supple.

O: Terrific beer. No one element ever threatened to dominate, and the result was a dizzying medley of complexity. Pleasant all around.

Cheers!

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast esters and Brett, with some tart and sourness, coriander and clove, lemon and other citrus, and a touch of light fruit and some oak.

T - Starts off with tart light fruit, Brett, funk, and some lemon and other citrus flavor with a bit of spice. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Belgian yeast flavors with some clove and coriander. The finish adds just a touch of sourness with some more lemon and citrus flavors, barnyard funk, some oak, light tartness, and a bit of spice.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. The Brett adds a really nice funky layer to the Saison base that winds up nice and complex and balanced. Finish is really nice.

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Photo of joe1510
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml
$11.99
Sahara Mart East - Bloomington, IN

Batch#2/August 2012

Love Buzz is an apricot orange beauty. A touch of haze runs through the body but she absolutely glows. The dirty white, soapy head rises to a shallow one finger in height before falling to a skim coat with a dense ring of foam that leaves sticky lace decorating the glass after each drink.

Good Lord this beer smells amazing! I didn't expect this. Right up front is all Citra, a veritable fruit salad of tropical goodies. A touch of lactic sweetness flows through the back as well, which I always get from Citra. Bright rose hips and orange peel shine in the middle. Soft and subtle horsey brett bring up the rear. Soft oak, grape must, the list goes on and on. Faint malt sweetness in the form of cookie dough compliments every aspect perfectly. This is honestly one of the best smelling beers I have ever come across.

The flavor can't quite live up to the lofty expectations the nose has laid down but it's not far off either. The tropical fruit salad thrives. Mango and papaya, lactic sweet pineapple, orange peel, and zesty grape must are all standing at attention. Soft rose hips run through the middle while that horse funk, softly starts to pick up. Malt sweetness finishes things off with the fruitiness overriding it all. The depth is staggering.

The body has a moderate weight with snappy coronation that keeps the beer moving. While there's sweetness upfront, tannins from the barrel dry out my gums and the swallow. There's also a mild hop bitterness on the finish. This beer is amazingly drinkable.

Anchorage hit it out of the park with Love Buzz. The nose is flat out amazing! There is layer upon layer of delicious fruit, funk, barrel, rose hips, and more. It's an all around great beer. I need to find more bottles of this as soon as possible. If you find any of these bottles around buy them all.

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Photo of mrand01
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip

A: Hazy & opaque orange/amber body under 3/4" of off-white head. Almost no lacing.

S: Bready, bretty (see what I did there?), yeasty, fruity, oak, mild spice...smells wonderful

T: Oak, brett, white wine, citrus fruits. Pretty dry, but not overly so.

M: Very easy drinker here. Not very viscous, light to medium bodied with very fine carbonation.

O: Hands down one of my favorite saisons. While it's not like a Fantome, the sour elements play with the malts just right. Awesome.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a hazy orange amber color. It has a fluffy 2-figner white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a nice bit of scattered lace on the glass.

S - The nose has some nice floral and earthy aromas to it. There is some nice fruitiness like green apple, pear, and white grapes. There are also some notes of oak, spice, and mild hop presence. Some nice brett character is also here.

T - The taste starts off with some bread-like and caramel malt flavor. There is a nice earthy flavor and some mild hop bitterness. The fruit flavors present in the nose area all here in the flavor. There is some spice and a really nice brett presence. The finish leaves some lingering light fruit tartness, brett, and mild hop flavor. The alcohol is hidden really well here too.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. There is some tingling from the spice and some dryness on the back end. There is some earthiness and a mild hop bitterness. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth quality to it.

O - This has really good drinkability. It goes down easy and the flavor is really nice. I could drink this all night. Overall, I think this is a really good beer, and a really good representation of the style. I recommend trying this one out. I would definitely buy this one again.

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Ommegang Oversized Wine glass

A: Orangey Yellow honey colored with a heavy white to tan head that is as fluffy as you can get. It is somewhat translucent without much cloudiness and looks really clean.

S: You definitely smell the barnyard saison smell but it is subtile not super powerful there is some hop smell but not much. You can smell a little bit of citrus too but there isn't a whole lot here but better then average for sure

T: It is not quite what I was expecting its got that farmhouse taste that is very well complemented by the brett funk that is there to taste but not overpowering (this would be a great intro to brett as it is well done but not overwhelming to the inexperienced palate). It has some citrus orange like flavors in there too that add to the flavor. Lastly, the french pino barrels even everything out and adds that white wine champagne notes throughout. This is a really well crafted taste

M: Smooth, thin, and really oily that slides down the throat super easily it is almost juicy. The brett and the pino barrels add a crispiness to the feel which is made even better by the carbonation that is nice and bubbly. Finally there is a peppery taste/feel in the finish that really makes the crispness last

O: I was really impressed by this beer, I had heard good things but wow this is really up there with the best I've ever had. The flavor is traditional saison with lots of depth and added flavors and feel that all complement each other well. I really can't say enough about how well crafted this is buy it if you see it worth every drop Anchorage is really moving up the charts with each beer i try in my book .

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Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch #1, August 2011

Appearance: A frothy forward pour, with several inches of foam building on the cloudy amber liquid; solid retention and clumps of lacing linger

Smell: The Pinot Noir barrels, in their oak and cherry tone glory, dominate, with the funky Brett, the peppercorns and the orange peel all making a contribution; yeasty phenols and stone fruit elements can also be discerned

Taste: The first flavor that hits my palate is the leathery, funky Brett and that aspect, along with the stone fruit flavors, creates a backbone; the cherry tones from the Pinot Noir barrels arrive next adding a sweeter foil to the funk; after the swallow, the adjuncts break loose, with the peppercorns, the orange peel and what is left of the Citra hops, all making their presence known; on top of all that is going on, there is a creamy, vanilla character which I presume is coming from the oak barrels, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; creamy, with moderate carbonation (despite the huge pop when the cork was released

Overall: Anchorage beers made an appearance in North Carolina when the Shelton Brothers looked more favorably on our state; I am hoping they return as I have seen some inklings that the Sheltons have resumed at least some beer shipments to the Old North State

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/4" bubbly cream coloured head over golden amber liquid.

S: Orange peel, pepper, flowers, pinot noir, honey.

T: Orange peel, red wine, oak, pepper, roses, honey malt, lime from the citra hops.

M: Thin viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Delicious and extremely refreshing. Orange peel and citra hops are a great combination.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich, cloudy orange with two fingers of quick-fading white head. Aroma of orange, tropical fruit, and some light pepper.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Big citrus up front with orange peel and apricot. Biscuity malt backbone with hints of vanilla, red wine, and some tart lemon. Dry finish that's quite bitter with spice and grass.

Pretty darn tasty and complex. I think their Galaxy White IPA is still my favorite but this one came close to topping it.

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

Many thanks to Beenitty for the chance to taste this one. This dude always hooks me up with amazing beer! Popped and poured into my Boulevard stemware glass. Pours a murky orange color, frothy white head fills the glass, nice retention. Visible small bubble creep up the sides of the glass. Smell- Pinot Grapes, Orange peel, coriander, ginger, pineapple, tart bretty funk. This is a really complex aroma, a lot going on. Taste- on the first sip, as it hits the roof of my mouth, I get a funky blast of wet hay mingled with some sour orange/tropical fruit flavors. This is a very fruity and funky saison- the wine notes from the pinot are present as well. There is a cracked pepper note as well in there. This is a great saison. Incredibly unique and creative, the flavors are balanced and the brett delivers a nice funkiness as well. I'm super impressed with Anchorage Brewery, the last thing I had from them was Whiteout Wit, they really do brett beers well.

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

All you need is love...

Batch #1, August 2011. Brought to just under room temp on the recommendation of a dear and trusted beer friend. Let's see how that goes...

Six twists of the cage (count 'em, always six!) and unscrewing the cork gives a nice blast of a "pop!" The pour offers a burnt peach meets bronze liquid, with a billowy, creamy, firm and thick white head that looks almost like ice cream and leaves big swaths of lace in its wake.

My nose is gobsmacked by grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit. Flesh and peel. Of all the things this WAS brewed with, grapefruit isn't one of them. So it's the combination of rose hips, peppercorns, orange peel, Citra hops, Brettanomyces yeast and Pinor Noir barrels working very hard to achieve a very unified aroma. Further whiffs find the peppercorn, Citra and Pinot Noir aspects separating from the rest, and harmonizing with one another. Interesting...very interesting. (And truth be told, not that far away from the Bitter Monk smell.)

If you sat there and sniffed for hours like I did before tasting (okay, minutes, but many long minutes) the flavor almost doesn't seem like a surprise. But so what, it's no less impressive as a result. Big tart citrus fruits, lots of grapefruit certainly, white grape/white wine, white pepper, and there are the rose hips. What's nice and probably most unexpected is an almost glazed doughnut-like sweetness, giving excellent malty backup to what is a very complex but never confusing or messy beer.

I love that Anchorage's use of Brett, here and in Bitter Monk, is used tastefully and strategically. It doesn't color over every other aspect, like some other jolly brewer that loves to use it and only ends up with very "samey" tasting beers. Just sayin'.

Also love (there's that word again) that the feel is a bit rounder and creamier than most saisons, although still has the dryer, crisper edge typical of the style at the very same time. Citrus peel tang and tart is most prominent in the finish, with a sweet sugar glaze hovering just underneath the fruit.

Damn, this works so well, on so many levels. Between just this and Bitter Monk, I'm thinking Anchorage should win the award for best new brewer of 2011. No idea when they actually started up, but they've really got something to be proud of with their tiny handful of offerings. Hopefully they'll move into the stout/porter realm, would love to see what they can do on that side of the tracks.

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

Dark and hazy bright orange body contrasted with a stark white froth of a head that persists.

This has layer upon layer of aromas. Zesty orange, grapefruit, and lemon qualities are held up by a peppery note. The brett adds a funky note in the end along with floral perfumes.
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The taste is equally complex. It's bursting with fresh grapefruit juice and orange peels. The rose hips give it a huge but delicate floral flavor. I also encountered white sweet tarts (whatever flavor those are) and pepper.

The mouthfeel is tart and acidic with a tannic quality.

This is a seriously great beer. It's 12/22 and I think I just found my favorite beer of 2012. Anchorage has got this brett and barrel thing down.

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

Batch #1 August 2011. Poured from 750ml bottle into a tulip. A - Hazy orange with reddish highlights. Thick, frothy foam recedes relatively quickly to leave dense lacing. S - A blend of citrus and herbs and a nice floral component. Some of the brett is noticeable as well. Very complex. T - A peppery component up front, and citrus flavors throughout. Floral flavors come on last and it mixes with a somewhat bitter finish. Very nice mix of flavors. M - Medium body with a generous carbonation. They put a lot of love into this and it shows. Easily one of the best Saisons that I've had. Highly recommended.

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

The complexity keeps building in these brett-infused base beers. This time Anchorage reaches for the seamless bridge between saison and wild yeast, but then layers on the character of rose hops and wine barrels. These guys have it figured out!

Its burnt orange appearance is laced with haze from yeast, hops, and wood tannin which brings out a dark honey-amber hue. The beer releases a creamy dense froth of medium stature which retains and laces the session very well.

Bright and zesty aromas of dried oranges, red grapefruit, dried lemons and limes, melon, apricot, mango, white grape, passion fruit and papaya all rise from the contibutions of yeast, hops, and wine barrels. Balanced with earthy complexities of fresh cracked white peppercorn, dried wood, vinous alcohols, and light horse hair- the aromas of the beer weave together seamlessly.

Flavors are pungent, raw, and acidic with the taste of tropical and citrus fruit that the nose unveiled. The dry acidic taste is matched with earthen wood, wine, pepper, and softer floral taste. There's just enough powdery sweetness to create a ripe and creamy taste to accompany the fruit and must. Finishing with citrusy bitterness, a slim taste of pine resin comes to life and dries the saison much like an IPA.

The magical textures of the beer might be its strongest suit: both creamy and powdery from the onset, the tartness of fruit morphs into full-blown acidity and invites the spicy tannin character to complement in the most pleasant way. Remaining powdery and smooth until the end, the beer continues to dry and become spicier all the while.

There's an element of class and sophistication associated with the beer, yet still making it look easy. The beer simply comes together in the most majestic and whimsical way. But its power and punch to the palate won't be ignored.

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Photo of tut2528
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: orange with slight tints of brown to make it almost rusty looking. the poor created a very nice, thick and foamy 2 fingers worth of head formation with nice lacing. highly carbonated

S: wow that pinot noir barrel is simply awesome! funk, sour in the form of tart cherries and lemon zest, orange peel, and a very subtle spice in the background.

T: again, I pick up on the pinot noir barrels as a dominating player. but there is also a big peppery spices, nice big Brett funkiness, some tart fruits and a nice subtle lemon sourness. a dry finish

M: lighter side of medium bodied, leaves a nice mixture of flavors on the palate that include the spices, Brett and oak characters.

O: this was my first offering by Anchorage, and I must say that I'm pretty impressed with this brew. drinkability is rather high, complexity is nice and the balance is great.

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

A- Hazy burnt orange color with a sticky white head; good retention.

S- Dry grapefruit comes to mind, some bitter citrus and earthy tones from the barrel.

T- Bitter hop character, grapefruit, dry wine like finish. Very complex and balanced. Really amazing flavor profile.

M- Light and fluffy, very dry.

O- Another good showing from anchorage.

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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.
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