Rondy Brew (2013) - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Rondy Brew (2013)
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with Citra hops and coriander. Fermented and aged in French oak foudres with a wit yeast. Dry hopped with Citra hops. Bottle conditioned with brettanomyces yeast. Drink fresh or age to bring out the funk.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-25-2013)
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Nice citra funky aroma with some good wheat/malt notes. Taste is bready, citra, and barnyard funk...mild funk, but works really well with the hops. Really approachable and enjoyable. Very glad to have had it. Would definitely buy again.

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Bottle opened on 6.9.13

A - Pours a cloudy pale light orange with a huge off-white head with good retention.

S - Brett, dry wood, orange zest.

T - Brett, Belgian yeast, orange citrus, lemon, wheat.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Light Belgian IPA with lots of Brett and citrus, mostly lemons and oranges.

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Appearance is hazy gold with a fluffy white head leaving foamy lace. Super cloudy on the back 1/2 of the bottle, but that's a testament to the bottle conditioning.

Smell is robust, funky brett, horsehair and pineapple, which plays up the punch of the citra hops, which are by now a touch stale. Cat piss brett.

Taste is stronger on the brett side, but the hop citrus is notable as well. Nice yeasty bite rounds out the text book BIPA components. Funky, skunky, some tropical fruit, well done.

Mouthfeel is light, slippery, dry.

Drinkability is pretty good if you like the brett. Solid BIPA, the citra really plays well with the tropical fruit notes of the brett.

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Bottle from brewboone - thanks man!

A - A generous amount of white foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and specks of lace. Hazed, unfiltered, pale orange body.

S - Lots of Citra hops present, with some lightly sugar malts, spicy oak, and a fairly low brett presence at this stage. Balanced between Belgian yeast, vanilla malt, and citrus-heavy hops work together, with only mild coriander.

T - The taste is a little bit less present than the aroma. There's some nice citrus hoppiness, spicy oak, sweet and bready malts, and some growing funk in the finish, but it's a bit tepid and hollow relative to the smell.

M - Medium body, chewy, and lightly dry in the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden, but for some reason I was expecting a bit more spritz here.

D - Good beer that falls squarely in the middle of Anchorage's output. I wish the brett had cleaned up some of the malt sweetness a bit, but perhaps I didn't give my bottle enough time for the yeast to do its work. I'd certainly drink it again if it were available locally, but there are a number of beers I'd rather have shipped to me from Alaska.

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Rondy Brew (2013) from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.