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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: unclekeith on 02-25-2014)
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Reviews by Beaver13:
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big pillowy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is stinky brett with some dank tropical fruit hops.

The flavor is sweet lemoney fruit, earthy brett and some dank fruity hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, another solid brett beer by Anchorage.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 04:36:29 | More by Beaver13
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 25oz C&C bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance- Clear gold with 2 finger white head that left a lot of lacing.

Smell- Some skunky faded hops,Lemon, grass, earthy barrel notes. Fruity and lightly hoppy.

Taste- Lemon grass, citrusy hops, grassy notes, peaches, apples, gren grapes.

Mouthfeel- Well carbonated, with light pucker, and mild booze heat (which might be ginger?). Crisp and easy to drink.

Overall- Nice tart saison with good drinkability. Another winner from Anchorage.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 18:53:12 | More by Seanniek91
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kevanb

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Batch #3 dated February 2014, poured into an Anchorage teku.

The beer pours a very hazy, cloudy, golden straw color, hues of orange and copper with some noticeable activity at the bottom of the glass that fades quickly into the fog of the beer. A nice, thick, 3 finger head, white and soapy rests atop the beer that has phenomenal retention and leaves nice tracks of spotted lace behind. The aroma is really wonderful, bright and citrusy, lemongrass comes out well with the citra hops, but there are some nice undertones of oak, bretty funk, straw, pale grain, light yeasty spice and wildflower. The flavors are nice, plenty of bright citrus, wildflower and lemongrass, tangy fruit character with some nice bretty funk, pale grain, mild oak, light yeasty spiciness that produces a nice sharpness to the beer, but overall it's very delicate and has nice brightness to the flavors. The mouthfeel is good, coats very well, carbonation is lively but not abrasive, feels soft and fluffy across the tongue with some nice tartness and an easy finish that is lightly dry.

Verdict: A very, very enjoyable saison from Anchorage. I didn't really know what the expect from this guy, but the more it warmed and opened up, the more I found myself enjoying it. It's right in my wheelhouse when it comes to flavors and profiles and this is certainly one of the better American made saisons I've tried, bright, floral and delicate with nice underlying funk and spice.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 03:07:58 | More by kevanb
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fergchri

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-18-2014 03:38:32 | More by fergchri
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-17-2014 05:33:06 | More by KevMo84
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged offering poured into a tulip. The brew appears a hazy golden yellow color with a white cap of sudsy topping that holds to the glass thick with patchy lace.

The aroma is lemony and grassy with sulfuric notes blending with a little mineral content and earth. Overall, the nose is bright and vibrant with sharp, fresh lemon.

The taste is dry and lemony but not nearly as pronounced as the aroma suggests. Mid-palate are flavors of dry bretty earth and cracker-like wheat to grain inclusion that is bordering dusty. Some resinous to oily lemon bitterness persists into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is dry and easy drinking. This pretty much smells amazing but the taste comes up short. I dont see this really developing into any real gem, if anything it will lose its wonderful nose and get worse. If offered, id try it again just for shits but I wouldnt buy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 19:43:36 | More by stakem
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nicole309

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-14-2014 22:04:06 | More by nicole309
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ezperkins2

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-02-2014 23:26:00 | More by ezperkins2
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-01-2014 23:08:09 | More by lakersfan16
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-29-2014 03:40:46 | More by crobinso
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ccrida

Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is cloudy straw yellow with a fluffy white head with big bubbled thick foamy lace with long lasting cling.

Smell is a pleasantly complex melange of tropical fruits. Pineapple, lemon and lime most definitely, with a little must.

Taste is floral. The various citrus aspects of the hops, lemongrass and brett come together with a some what soapy, perfume like quality. Some definite barnyard behind the pineapple. The lemongrass gains intensity as I work through it.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, a little oily. Full carbonation makes it swishy, burpy. Some resinous hop oils.

Drinkability is pretty solid. I think the lemongrass is a touch too much, as it most always is in my opinion. Once you can identify the adjunct, there's too much. I think the citra hops and brett exaggerate it as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 06:10:20 | More by ccrida
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-27-2014 18:47:33 | More by sammyg832
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-26-2014 00:25:06 | More by SadMachine
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-19-2014 12:08:23 | More by moarmare
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Get_Lowell

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-19-2014 01:37:17 | More by Get_Lowell
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c-rum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-18-2014 18:13:46 | More by c-rum
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-18-2014 02:39:18 | More by KCBeerNerd
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2014 20:02:59 | More by iL0VEbeer
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 13:13:01 | More by dataylor21
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-14-2014 06:02:57 | More by SitkaSteve
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-11-2014 01:20:12 | More by BGsWo22
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-10-2014 20:38:34 | More by Gus_13
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2014 04:49:14 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-06-2014 03:42:38 | More by Zuidman
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-06-2014 00:59:06 | More by egrace84
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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.