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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.09%
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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Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
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
Photo of nicole309
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

nicole309, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of ezperkins2
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ezperkins2, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of lakersfan16
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

lakersfan16, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

crobinso, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ccrida
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
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
Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SadMachine, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev -2%

moarmare, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Get_Lowell
4/5  rDev -2%

Get_Lowell, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of c-rum
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

c-rum, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of KCBeerNerd
4/5  rDev -2%

KCBeerNerd, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of dataylor21
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dataylor21, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
3/5  rDev -26.5%

SitkaSteve, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -2%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev -2%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev -2%

Zuidman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -2%

egrace84, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Photo of draheim
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

draheim, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of JerseyHopHead
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with minimal head retention.
Nose contains strong notes of citra hops and lemon. It's a bit grassy as well. Very potent.
It starts subtle with yeasty notes, then comes on tart with some citrus on the tongue. It's light to medium carbonated and medium bodied.
It finishes with a hoppy lemon kick.

I really enjoyed this saison and I'm not a huge fan of the style. The lemon notes really complement the hops very well and the grassy notes have a definite presence without overwhelming the flavor. Definitely recommend this one.

JerseyHopHead, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

eawolff99, May 31, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

afsdan, May 28, 2014
Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.