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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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. Bire 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 ingredientslemongrass, lemon peel, and gingerwhose synergy adds a tangy crispness and herbal spiciness to this sharply refreshing, uniquely Californian saison.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of grass, ginger and floral. Tastes of spices, lemon and ginger. Spicy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jybi (261) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2017
Lide dajouter du gingembre, des peaux de citron et de la citronnelle une saison nest pas forcment des plus appropris. En effet, quapprcie t on dans une saison? Sa fracheur, sa souplesse, ses armes fruites. Et ces ajouts qui sadditionnent lutilisation comme houblon de Nelson Sauvin dj lourd en bouche produisent une bire qui perd de son charme, de sa lgret ( de surcrot sur des armes pas totalement harmonieux). En verre cette saison est ambre (EBC aux environs de 26) et surmonte dune mousse blanc cass nappant tout juste la surface. Au nez, le triptyque Citronnelle, gingembre et Nelson Sauvin est dj trs prgnant sur des aromes relativement lourds dherbes et dpices. Des notes de mot de raisin, de miel et de fruits (pomme et poire) viennent complter la palette aromatique. A lattaque, nous retrouvons de suite ces armes lourds (citronnelle, gingembre, mot de raisin) en bouche avec heureusement lamertume qui vient redonner un peu de lgret lensemble. La deuxime bouche est linaire avec toutefois une arrire bouche lgrement plus amre et pice (expression du Chinook, trs typ sur les pices). La corpulence reste cependant plutt moyenne. A la troisime bouche, les armes deviennent plus doux, sur une principale de caramel complte par une pointe citronne. Lamertume y est quant elle modre. Le final, dune longueur moyenne, reverra les armes plus lourds de gingembre, de citronnelle et de mot de raisin revenir en force avec de surcrot de notes pices lies au Chinook trs prsentes. Lalcool tient tout de mme bien les armes, hormis sur le final qui scrase un peu rapidement et le sucre, de son ct, est plutt bien dos. Lquilibre par contre est perfectible avec une progressivit aromatique pas au rendez vous. Il est bon dtre cratif, mais toutes les alliances ne sont pas heureuses.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (1418) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2017
0,355l bottle from Damian Bottle shop, Bratislava, Pours cloudy amber liquid, small soapy white head, Aroma: tangerine, phenolic belgian notes, lemon grass, lemon peel, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, citrus, orange, malty, caramel, lemon grass, light belgian phenol notes, mineral, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, medium long citrus sweet aftertaste, Overall: not bad, but nothing worth remembering, twisty lemon end, not much of a belgian saison profile. Bit tough to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (562) - CYPRUS - MAY 3, 2017
Clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity malty, light citrus, banana. Taste is sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium to heavy. Oily texture, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1745) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 29, 2017
Bit unclear, copper colored, small+ off white head. Aroma is of candied orange, some spice, light spicy yeast, caramel. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, some spice, candied orange, bit fruity and ginger, some spicy yeast, medium- bitterness. Medium bodied, average+ carbonation. Too sweet, missing some saison yeasty character. (bottle, Beermoth, Manchester)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (4090) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice and some floral. Taste is spicy yeast and grains

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
micha_dolcevita (8) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2017 does not count
This beer was poured from bottle, brought directly from the SF Brewery. In the glass it has a hazy orange-gold color. When it poured well, has a 1-finger bone-colored head. Smells good, lemon with a light bite of ginger. It has a light body and an oily touch. Presents abrupt and dry finish. Presents lemon flavor with a light ginger note. Could feel how some earthy notes mix with black pepper note, at the back. Very good example of Belgian style Saison with Californian twist. Liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3669) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma is peppery ginger and lemongrass. Taste has spicy rustic yeast to start and a warming ginger finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (323) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 16, 2017
Hazy orange, beige top. Citrus, ginger, flowers, malt and some grass. Easy to drink, little bit flat character. But fresh, and high alcohol is giving the post-result. A kind of neutrality is on the stage. Which sometimes is very nice also.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (325) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle : 355 ml, Price : 0,99 eur
Ruda spalva, nemaa puta, geras skonis.. patiko

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2614) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2017
slightly opalescent amber colour, large, creamy and long lasting yellowish head; aroma of overripe peach, orange zest oils, grains,floral and ginger bread notes; taste of honey, orange zest bitterness, peach (which is riped on a rainy summer - less sugary, rather watery, slightly bittery) and bread; intensive spiciness of ginger in the aftertaste; good saison


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