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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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:
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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Milky gold. Lustrous. Smells amazing. Tart lemons, zesty, hint of herbalness. Brett is more overwhelming after I tasted it.

Tastes great. Really gentle flavor, but lightly hoppy. Fruity, herbal, and delicious. Citra is obvious, aftertaste is white pepper and spice, saison yeast is present but mild. Refreshing and enjoyable.

Very good, interesting, worthwhile beer. Would have again. Recommended.

Photo of kevanb
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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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.

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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.