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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Saisons originated with the rustic farmhouse ales of Wallonia, a mostly French-speaking region of Belgium. Bičre de saison was brewed during the saison froide (cold season) for consumption during the warmer months. Today saisons are made and enjoyed year-round. Anchor Saison Spring Ale (7.2% ABV) is a traditional Belgian-style saison with a California twist. The distinctiveness of roasted Belgian wheat malt is enhanced by the peppery, clove-like flavors of a locally cultured saison-style yeast. And, for this release, Anchor chose three California ingredients—lemongrass, lemon peel, and ginger—whose synergy adds a tangy crispness and herbal spiciness to this sharply refreshing, uniquely Californian saison.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1600) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Pours an amber colour, musty aroma. Taste is yeasty and Belgian like. Not what I was expecting

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from Shawan Liquors.Pours golden with a thin white head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. not a lot going on on the nose. I definitely got clove on the tongue which is confusing given the style especially since it’s missing those traditional farmhouse elements that make this style so refreshing, It’s a miss for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (351) - POLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Piana niska, szybko znika praktycznie do zera. Barwa jasno bursztynowa, klarowna. Aromat delikatny, ziołowo-cytrusowo-przyprawowy - są dominujące nuty imbirowe i w tle cytrynowe, trawiaste i kwiatowe. W smaku jest podobnie, przy czym imbir zakłóca nieco odbiór całości i mam wrażenie, że jest tu niepotrzebny, dodaje wręcz nieprzyjemnej pikantności, szczypie w język. Poza tym jest przyjemna winogronowa słodycz, lekka cytrusowa kwaskowość, fajna średnia do niskiej goryczka. W afterteasie półsłodkie różowe wino i pikantność pieprzowo-imbirowa. Nieco za wysoki alkohol. Nagazowanie średnie, odczucie półpełne, cierpkie. ość przeciętny Saison, nieco zbyt przyprawowy i alkoholowy - odczucie tego drugiego wzmacnia bezapelacyjnie imbir, w starciu z którym poległy nawet rewelacyjne amerykańskie chmiele. Jestem przekonany, że zastąpienie imbiru np. czerwonym pieprzem poprawiłoby pijalność i atrakcyjność trunku o kilka klas :)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (234) - - AUG 8, 2015
Aroma: spicy, malty, herbal, grass Taste: light sweet, light bitter, malty, lime, spicy

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (10474) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus, Judyvv and Joes. Clear orange golden color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, yeast, slightly herbal, a bit sweet. Weird. Is it just me? Average body, fizzy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle camping in France. Clear deep golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity malts, some citrus, a hint of ginger and with an Asian spicyness. Flavor is quite bitter, sweet sugary malts and quite spicy. Decent body, nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Amber color with a moderate sized beige head. Pale to lightly toasted malts, mild herbal hops and a farmland yeast backdrop. Light sweetness in the front is quickly rushed away with dry malt, dry herbs and mild spice. Dry finish and linger. Nice spring night by the firepit brew. Teeters between a saison and golden. 4/15

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2961) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
Draft. Golden orange color. Aroma of dry grassy yeast and lime. Taste is quite fresh, with lime, a mild pepper and dry yeast. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3968) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle: Poured a hazy copper with an off white to tan head. Aroma is soapy and Belgian yeast esters. Taste is a zesty citrus lemon and peel with yeast esters. Finish is dry and peppery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
12 oz bottle into a Porter Bar goblet. Clear copper body topped by a weak white head. Floral-fruity-yeasty-bready aroma. The flavor is spicy (mainly ginger), mildly bitter and lightly floral including some lemongrass. Unusual mouthfeel for style: medium-full body with a creamy texture.


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