Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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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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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.

Photo of fergchri
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of nicole309
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ezperkins2
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lakersfan16
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ccrida
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of c-rum
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dataylor21
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of draheim
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (batch 3, February 2014) into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale yellow w/ a big fluffy head, nice patchy lacing.

Aroma is lemon and spice, citrus, grass, cilantro.

Taste opens up bright and citrusy, clean. The lemongrass shines through. Some Belgian yeast adds complexity and softness.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, drinkable. Semi-dry finish.

Overall another very tasty brew from Anchorage. They have yet to disappoint.

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