Love Buzz Saison | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Love Buzz SaisonLove Buzz Saison

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a tulip.

Pours a nice hazy bronze color with an inch and a half of light airy head that quickly recedes with little lacing.

Aromas of sour grapes, pears, citrus and spice.

Very complex flavors follow through from the aromas with some others in there I couldn't quite place.

Mouthfeel is crisp and tart with moderate carbonation.

Take one part IPA, one part saison and one part sour and here you go. Definitely an interesting and complex beer. Would like to try again after some aging.

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3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice cork pop. Big, fluffy head, slightly yellow color. Beer is golden straw.

S: Very nice tropical fruit aromas, mango and pineapple. A bit of hay, but pretty restrained on the brett aromas.

T: Classic saison base, with a little lemon and just hints of the tropical fruit from the nose. Finishes with a distinct earthy flavor. Warming up brings out a bit of pinot barrel, but pretty mild

M: Very dry, quite astringent. Fairly high bitterness in the finish.

O: Don't drink this too cold. To be honest, I was pretty meh about it when it just same out of the refrigerator. However, at nearly room temperature, it develops a little more body and sweetness that balances it out.

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3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
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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3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

- Saison brewed with spices. Aged in French Oak pinot noir barrels. #09515.

A: Dense cadmium orange pour has a healthy 2 finger+ head that was rocky with an oatmeal sheen to it that was steady on the hold. Carbonation is fair, spacious with a rather quick pace. Thick clumpy foam lace adheres to the vessel walls.

S: Barnyard funk is evident from the brettanomyces. Hay with some sour fruitiness (cherries) along with indications of wet oak wood.

T: Sour fruitiness on the flavor, cherries, grapes, some wet hay and barnyard muskiness. Oaky barrel notes and wine notes chime through. Tart, nice flavor with some dry spicing on the close. Dry Briary, rosewood and dry grains rounds things out.

M: frothy and creamy textured, dry and tart, could of used some more carbonation zip to sharpen it up a bit.

O: Overall nice dry tart barnyard funk and graininess. Dry spicing, smooth flavor that is polished and easy on the down, worthy of a try.

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3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Connecticut Avenue in DC. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a somewhat rusty light-brown color with a good off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. Good retention before that. Thin ring of a collar as I finally finish my glass.

The nose brings forward loads of fruity Brett-induced funk. A bit of a tropical character is present plus some light red wine. The Brett takes the show. Faint tropical Citra notes there as well. The flavor isn't quite as integrated and is almost-completely dominated by the Brett. While the Brett character is quite nice, it's a bit one dimensional and I would have liked to get a bit more spice. As it warms further, some of the wine comes out, but still none of the other additions. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a very dry finish. Brett heavy. Good, but not fantastic.

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3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A pretty golden at the edges with an orange hue in the middle

S: Brett hits the nose and dominates completely with a strange diff hint of roses and pepper

T: Surprised  that how much i enjoyed this. Strange but really tasty, hints of rose buds, pepper and definitely brett. Easy on the taste buds.

M: Really light and dry but packs sensational mouthfeel from front to back. 

O: A really good beer that uses brett well in order to compliment the various spices in this saison farmhouse style beer.

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Love Buzz Saison from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 804 ratings.
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