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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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. 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.


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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Raley's in Benicia, CA. Has the aroma of lemon. It was really a miss for me. The clove and lemon flavors were just a mess on the palate. Smelled and looked better than it tasted


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3831) - 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 (5107) - 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 (2900) - 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 (3934) - 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 (2999) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4825) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle: Cler amber with a thin white head. Lemon, white grape, grain aroma. Taste is sweet, light fruit, yeast, orange-malt. A little grassy bitter. Very nice.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
pricey290483 (675) - 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 (1333) - 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 (4775) - 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 (9004) - 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.


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