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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Batch # 3. Bottled 2/2014.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, lemon, Brett, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, lemon, pepper, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing, but has much better aromas in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

djrn2, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

acurtis, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

BEERchitect, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

largadeer, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

another great brett beer from anchorage, dont totally understand the christmas looking label, but maybe a brett saison with lemongrass in white wine barrels has something to do with the holidays? anyways, im glad its in the state now, because its darn tasty. very hazy and very pale blonde color under an inflated two inches of milky white head with great retention. i smell brett first, nice and funky, sure to be dry, with a citrus presence and the attendant acid, as well as a hop profile that is more grassy than lemongrassy. pretty simple beer really as the flavors go, nice and dry brett yeast complex up front that fades into what is supposed to be the lemongrass bit, but i dont really taste ti specifically. i get juicy citrus and bittering hops instead, which works just as well. love the funk to it, love the feel, which is effervescently carbonated and medium bodied, yet creamy and bone dry, a great palate. not as unique or as complex as some of their other beers, but the white wine barrel adds a layer to the finish, with woody roundness yet punchy acid cleanness. different and successful. at 13 bucks or so on shelves this is definitely beer worth buying, but id rather have a galaxy or a tide and its takers to make a night of.

StonedTrippin, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

oline73, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mendvicdog, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MarkyMOD, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

yourefragile, May 05, 2014
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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.

stakem, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

duceswild, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

afsdan, May 28, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

ShanePB, Sep 02, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.15.14
Batch #3 Feb/2014

A - Pours a hazy, light-pale yellowish orange with a huge foamy white head that lasts forever.

S - Brett, lemon, orange peel, coriander.

T - Similar to the nose, but the Brett and oak really dominate the spices.

D - TOns of carbonation with a light- dry body.

O - The Brett over plays most of the flavors, but still very crisp.

HuskyinPDX, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 16, 2014
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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.

ccrida, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Cynic-ale, Sep 11, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle ~$13. I liked Bitter Monk so much that I will grab at least one bottle of any Anchorage beer to give it a try. Cloudy yellow color, incredible pillowy head. Aroma is brett, citrus (hops?), and yeasty spice. The flavor is a very nice combination of brett and citrus, I was sort of disappointed that the Arctic Soiree did not have this brett profile. This was pretty tasty and extremely easy to drink. Now if I could just get some more Bitter Monk.

ArrogantB, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

eawolff99, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

twelveinches, Apr 14, 2014
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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
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