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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

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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djrn2, Sep 07, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1%

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.

KYGunner, Sep 02, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

ShanePB, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

PassMeAZima, Sep 01, 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%

Magery, Aug 27, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.6%

Nolen12, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

rdooley, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

cornejo, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

brett_arneson, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

itracy63, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

crowellbw, Jul 30, 2014
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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.

Seanniek91, Jul 29, 2014
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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.

kevanb, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

fergchri, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

KevMo84, Jul 17, 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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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.