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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saisons originated with the rustic farmhouse ales of Wallonia, a mostly French-speaking region of Belgium. Bière 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PanMarek (84) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Grassy, wheat, saison yeast in the nose. Dark golden pour with thick, fading foam. Moderately sweet taste, citrusy crispness with a yeasty sour finish. Medium body, slightly above average carbonation. High alcohol level provides a warm finish that reminds you of the hops. Good complex flavor. A moderate / mild example, but a good one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6077) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
355ml bottle. Slightly milky, orangey golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, off-white head. Floral, fruity and minimally spicy aroma, hints of plum, lavender, ginger, clove, a touch of spruce. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, slightly spicy, minimally soapy floral, hints of ginger and clove, a touch of liquorice. A bit weird - flavours seem to be more artificially spiced than yeast obtained.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a murky orange with a large off-white head. The aroma is flowers, malt, citrus and grass. The taste is slightly bitter with citrus, grass and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Yeast, banana, fruit, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Yeast, citrus, banana, malt, fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (570) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is nice fruity esters and bubblegum. Appearance is clear, beautiful amber orange with nice sparkle, ephemeral white fizzy head and no lacing. Taste is like the fruity ester/bubblegum aroma but also with something like allspice or cinnamon or nutmeg (from the saison-style yeast? the lemon and ginger?) you’d find in a winter warmer. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation, spicy pepper, lightly tart finish, and slight warming sensation in stomach. Overall,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKernOwl (143) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
More weizen than saison? Slightly funky baked orange and banana esters; slight spice/pepperiness – ginger? Little too fizzy; orange/lemon peel/marmalade fruitiness (or green pepper?). Short-med finish, v slightly little too thin-feeling. Still, an enjoyable little mini fruit and veg stall

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Pours caramel with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of bananas, esters, yeast, fruit jam, caramel. Taste is quite sweet and estery with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (472) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Wonderful! The taste is fresh yet sweet and has citrus in it. Looks not that special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Nice tall white head. I may have poured and consumed at a temperature that was a tad warm causing the head to accumulate. I found it to be refreshingly delicious and very well may be my favorite Anchor brew to date.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 35cl / Botella 35cl. @ Supermarket Seiyo Ishii, Nagoya, Japon. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Wheat, citrusy, malt, sweet / Trigo, citrico, malta, dulce.


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