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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: unclekeith on 02-25-2014

Saison brewed with lemongrass and citra hops. Fermented and aged in foudres with brettanomyces and saison yeast. Dry hopped with citra hops. Bottle conditioned for natural carbonation.
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

A- hazy bright gold with a thin later of white head.

S- fruity and funky Brett with melon and guava character hard to tell what's the hops and what's the yeast.

T- starts with a similar fruit and funk character as the nose but gives to a lemony tartness in the middle with a funky and citrusy finish. I don't get any wine or oak.

M- very dry with prickly carbonation. Right on point for a Brett saison.

O- enjoyable, but not anything ground breaking in terms of brettanomyces Saisons. The lemongrass is a nice twist that really plays up the lightly tart and citrusy characters of the hops and yeast.

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Strong and highly complex aroma with some barnyard, flowery, citrus and herbal aspects.
As expected, the flavor is a bit more appealing than the aroma.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice pale straw golden color. Nice and hazy with and delicate dense white head that is about 1 inch tall.

Aroma is exquisite. Delicate yet earthy with great grassy hop notes. Delicious brett funk with some nice dry woody notes. The hops give the brew a nice American feel to it. Earthy, grassy and herbal mixed in well with the Bretty funk.

Flavor follows the great nose. Notes of earthy grain and grassy hops. Notes of dry oak with some nice barnyard notes as well. Nice slight tartness. Overall a delicious saison with nice funk and earthy notes. Body is nice, light and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KYGunner
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

The is quite delicious and drinks with a great creaminess but is immensely simple in its presentation. The nose is of honeysuckle, flowers, lemon, grapefruit and melon. The flavor is a creamy lemon, floral hop cone, sweet citrus melon or mango and apricots. Very nicely done.

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4.15/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

With the brewers pantry opening up to elements of wood staves, wild yeast, new-wave hops and a world of herbs, spices and botanicals, a few daring ale-makers are taking full advantage of these new tools. None are going better than Anchorage and Rodney Brew proves it.

The Belgian farmhouse inspired ale pours with the common canary stained hue of those of the European lowlands, Its prism haze scatters light and brightens the ale within. Jaw-tightening and mouthwatering aromas emit as the mustiness of dried weathered citrus, vinous cork, fresh oak and earthen vegetation brighten the nose and early palate. With just enough sweet and doughy taste and texture to support, the beer's early impressions are of sweetheart candies and wood aged chardonnay.

Across the middle, the ale simply blooms- its tangy sweetness slowly trails and allows the hops and earthy components to sail. The bright taste of tangerine, pineapple, passionfruit and white grape ride along side of leather, dried citrus peel, cedar, aged oak, saddle leather, and a briny or salty nod that's not all and all that different from sweat. As the taste quickly falls on the finish, the peppery flavors from wood spice and yeast balance the fruit and tanginess for incredible taste and texture on the fatter portions of the tongue.

Its light body is held up early with creamy wheat and expressive carbonation. But as both of those fall off, the more vinous chardonnay character takes hold. Its bright acidity bounces off the tongue and evokes a high sense of refreshment- clean, crisp and bracing in its sour finish with elegant wafts of citrus, barnyard and pepper returning as echoes in aftertaste and retro-nasal aromas.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.