ben4321 (4832) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 12/28/11
Aroma: The nose has some floral notes, citrus, herbs, spice, brett yeast, oak, and some red wine
Appearance: It pours a hazy, unfiltered-looking orange color with a frothy white head, and mid-lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice floral sweetness, some bretty sourness, and just a little hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a nice grainy, yeasty mouthfeel, and an average-to-lively carbonation
This is another great brew from Anchorage. It has a wonderful complexity to it. This is a really interesting offering, and you can really feel all of the different components that went into this one. I’ve found through the first two of their beers that I have tried that Anchorage does a great job of combining a lot components without all of the flavors becoming muddled, and that is a great skill, that makes for an amazing beer.
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Odense New Year tasting. Hazy amber with a big and lasting white head. Intense fruity and spicy aroma with grapefruit, white grapes, tangerine,pepper and nutmeg, along with a touch of wood. Sweetish fruity flavour with citrus, wood, vanilla, peach and tangerine. Very complex and intense. Masterpiece.
brokensail (13623) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange color with some hints of red to it and a massive white head. Smells quite floral, likely from the rose hips, but it’s got a bit of a hibiscus character to it, too. The wine comes through and gives a bit of sweet grape must aroma. Mild spice notes are also present. The flavor is highly floral and "grapey". A bit sweeter than imagined, but a touch of lemon peel type tartness. There is some oak to it and a bit of spice flavor as well. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. corked n’ caged bottle- Pours cloudy orange with a huge three finger head and lots of carbonation bubbles, lacework also looks decent. Aroma is WOW, tart cherries, oak, grapes, brett funk. The taste is less in your face as the aroma, not as tart or funky, I am getting the oak barrels, lemon, grapes, mild spice ( I wish it had more pepper), yeast, it imparts kind of a dryness leaving my mouth salivating, nice I know. Body is soft, carbonation is bubbly and high. Really loved it, but I do wish the taste lived up to that aroma, wonderful.
blklab2007 (2099) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured an orange amber in color with a thick one finger off white head. aroma has grapes, brett, wood, fruity sweetness, and a nice funky saison. mouth feel is medium and the carbonation good. flavor has the nice grape component, big brett, spice, oak, fruit, and mild acidity. quite interesting and much enjoyed like the wit.
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske: Fantastisk smuk orange øl med et fast hvidt skumhoved. En fornøjelse at se på. Duften er blomstret, ja rose med en smule brett. Smagen er igen super. Masser af blomster og en smule peber. Bretten gør øllen tør, og de 40 IBU den skilter med syntes af mere, men på en smuk afbalanceret måde. I det hele taget et mesterstykke.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Clear orange yellow pour with a thick and fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation. Lots of brett on the nose. Notes of lemon zest and pineapple. Dry funky and oaky. Bitter finish. Fruity, creamy notes. Citrus and pineapple. Light tartness.
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my friend Jamie: Poured a hazy orange with light white head. Aroma is grain but very mellow and barnyard funk. Taste is sour fruit, dirt, spice, and bitter barn yard. Overall refreshing as a mix of working man beer and sourness work well together.
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a nice orange color with a small but lasting off white head. The aroma is wild with lots of lemon, pineapple, leather and oak. Maybe some red grape skin tannins. The flavor is spicy and wild but not sour. Orange peel, florals, tropical fruit, oak and some peppery notes on the back of the tongue. It has a mildly dry, orangy, toasty leathery finish. Complex and flavorful but drinkable. Thank God the spices are very subdued. Reminds me of a funky tropical fruit drink.
drfabulous (4917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to Elwood. Absolutely the funkiest and most wild of the three Anchorages. The barrel or added brett is pretty intense here. It dominates the saison and with whatever the spices are adds the wild character.