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Rondy Brew (2014) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Rondy Brew (2014)Rondy Brew (2014)

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 6
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:
Beer added by: unclekeith on 02-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 19
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.