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RATINGS: 172   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. 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.


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
pricey290483 (665) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
not for me this one spicy taste i got ginger and lemon in the taste very refreshing though wouldn’t want it again though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1326) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
sweat bit of lemon aroma. taste is a nice blend of lemon, clove and some nice saison yeast. A good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4680) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ joes. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Smells herbs, malts, hay. Tastes malts, herbs, clove. Lots of clove. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Musty orange-yellow malt and dry hay aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Lightly sweet orange-lemon malt and mildly bitter hay flavor, Nice body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1995) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
On tap @ Beer Temple, sample size glass. Light copper color, as good as clear. White to off-white head, firm, with reasonable retention. Aroma’s of sour fruit and caramel malts. More caramel retronasal, along with some sweet fruit (apricot notably). Flavor is light bitter with some fruity acidity. Medium bodied. Moderate bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (78) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2015
Cor de mel, límpida. Espuma média de curta duração. Aroma de levedura e ervas. Sabor levemente amargo e cítrico com toques herbáceos, de gengibre e limão. Retrogosto de folhas verdes com final ligeiramente ácido.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (586) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle from Umeda station. Aroma is dominated by ginger. Flavour is a bit too spiced for my liking. But quite light and hides the alcohol well.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mike_77 (3890) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
Amber colour. Aroma and flavour are both dominated by the spices. Most notably ginger and clove. Lacks balance. Poor, almost incomprehensible.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run, 4/23/15. Clear amber, medium sized fizzy white head, fair retention. Aroma of yeast, spice, bread, honey, candi sugar, marzipan, nuts, hints of stone fruit and smoke. The taste is bready malt, citrus, spice, yeast, honey, lemon. Thin medium bodied, low carbonation, moderate lingering spice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15650) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft. Clear amber color, medium white head. Fruity aroma, mostly lightly funky citrus and banana. Taste is toasted caramel. Plain.


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