“North to Alaska…we’re going north the rush is on…”
If you know the line above and the song & movie it is from…you are old. The only reason I know it is because my dad used to play it (along with Battle Of New Orleans…composed by the same writer/singer) over and over again…on our fancy 8-track player. It was composed by Johnny Horton in 1960 for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. To that end we go north for tonight’s beer…to Alaska.
Beer #341 is Love Buzz Saison by Anchorage Brewing Company from the city of the same name, Anchorage. This Saison has an ABV of 8%.
Love Buzz poured a cloudy orange with quite the nice frothy white head sitting atop of it. It sure did look pretty. I dipped my nose in…it sure was herbal and spicy smelling with awesome fresh cracked pepper & coriander. It had a nice citrus aroma also with oranges and some pineapple. I took a sip, the bitterness hit me first. It wasn’t overly bitter…just noticeable. Orange rind was the first thing I thought of…just slightly sweeter. The spiciness of the cracked pepper like flavor then takes over to the end of the drink. Throw in a hoppy grapefruit flavor in the back end and it made for a very nice tasting and pleasant brew. It finished quite dry. It had quite the medium body and was well carbonated.
This was quite excellent…another beer that I really enjoyed and would easily recommend. I’m feeling in a great mood…Friday and all so this is going to get a big fat Kingly approval.