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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

Lukaduke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a bright orange golden color with three fingers of fizzy foam. On the nose its tart oaky funk, citrus, pepper spice and some nice vinous berry notes too. On the palate its follows the nose nicely. Spicy peppery citrus leads into some nice earthy bitter hop flavors that flow and brighten into some berry fruit and funk on the late palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (555) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle. Funky, peppery sour aroma. Hazy golden body with medium lasting head. Flavor begins with citrus and clove notes, followed by a champagne, grapefruit and sour hints. Long funky finish. Very crisp saison, the brett gives it a unique balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2015
750 ml bottle from the Beer Authority

I was really pleased to find this. Iím a substantial Anchorage fan, and a huge saison enthusiast. Letís just say it doesnít disappoint. Murky yellow-brown pour with rich orange highlighting. The nose is that distinctively Anchorage thing in which the garlic/onion/tropical fruit of new school hops merge into something that totally transcends my usual garlic sensitivity and comes of as absolutely enticing, white grapefruit and lemon and maybe a bit of pepper. The flavor is gently tart, not at all a sour ale but rather the tart style of saison, recalling Jolly Pumpkin at its best but more subtle, lemon and blood orange atop pepper and prominent (but never overdone) pinot grapes, layered with a well-integrated perfume that never comes of as gimmick or additive but rather emanates from the core of the beer. Itís beautiful. I donít usually spend 15-16 dollars per bottle these days, but this is one of the rare few not only worth trying at that price point, but worth revisiting as soon as possible. Iíll be on the look out.

tl;dr summary: Exactly the rich saison youíd expect from Anchorage. And it WORKS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(tap)(with SHIG) clear, brigh yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of funk, leather; balanced flavour with a long, light sour and bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1343) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Light hazy golden orange color with white head. Funky yeasty fruity aroma, spicy, bretty, citrusy fruity, wood, light wineous. Sweet light bitter and light acidic taste, funky yeasty citrusy fruity like aroma. Medium oily body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from Tasty Beverage, Asheville. Pours orange, coppery, with a decent sized head. Smells great, with a big flowery aroma at first, then notes of tropical fruit. Some winey notes in the background. Taste is nicely tart and citrusy, with nice winey flavors. Very easy to drink. It gets winier as it warms. Hides itís ABV well, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (286) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy amber body. Huge brett aroma. Strong red wine as well. Red wine is the first taste, as well. Sweet maltiness. Brett earthy finish. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. Itís all brett and red wine, which taste great together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3399) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
12 July 2015, tap at Anchorage Brewing. Orange and hazy. Nose is orange peel and faintest of Brett. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Hints of earthy cobwebs and Brett with candied orange peel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GenDV138 (3537) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
750 ml caged/corked bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Batch 3, July 2014. Clear golden orange with 2.5 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of Brett, funk, wine, oak. Tastes of oak, herbs, dry wine, flowery and vinous notes, some white pepper, some tart acidic notes and Brett. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Too vinous for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5843) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
pours unclear bright gold with a towering creamy white head, good retention and lacing. fresh and vibrant citrus, flowers - petals, spices - dill, gooseberries, cherry brettiness, smooth oak - peppery tannins, wine, very fruity and juicy, hint of woodsy vanilla, light acidity - complex microflora - some funk for sure. average to light carbonation, light body - oily; drying, smooth, gently tart and astringent herbal-spicy finish. excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1534) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2015
Gold pour white head. Peachy. Urinal cake. Bubblegum. Nectarine. A bit too chewy. Spicing mixes well. Fine, hoping for something a touch drier but beer still reps.

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