Rondy Brew (2014) | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Rondy Brew (2014)Rondy Brew (2014)

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by unclekeith on 02-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rawfish
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Bottled Feb. 2014.

A: Pours a light chalky lemon color with a a large, fluffy, billowing bright white head that slowly faded into thick and bubbly collar. Huge chunks of rocky lace were left down the glass.
S: Huge juicy tropical fruit, citrus and citra hop nose mixed with hint of lemon grass and touch of earthy, doughy, yeast.
T: Juicy citrus, sweet tropical fruit, clean wheat, bready saison yeast, fruity and earthy brett. Lemongrass in the finish, yeast and minerally aftertaste, creamy and a touch of golden fruit. Mild spice quality, very creamy and juicy.
M: Medium full body, very creamy and soft full carbonation, drying finish, tingly and clean. Drinks very well.
O: A delicious saison. Very flavorful, little to fault. Dry yet super juicy.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a batch #3 bottle into an HF wine glass.
A - Color of those first bright rays of morning, light honey gold. An active carbonation relentlessly chasing upward to feed the never ending 1/2" cloud white froth. Cirrus cloud style lacing clings to the glass through the entire experience. First pour is exceptionally clear, then of course the clouds set in as you get a little deeper in the bottle.
S - Warm summer hay, lemon and green grape peel, dance together with notes of white Burgundy, chalk and warm leather. Wonderful dance of delicate esters, herbal lemon, and funk provide hopeful insight to the flavors to be had. With time the funk begins to show who's the boss for sure.
T - Bright herbal, citrus and warm lite biscuit start the show. Pithy tartness is next, with dry grainy center, The green grape skin and barrel notes are welcome elements for sure. Spice notes and a bit of salinity add some edginess to the flavor mix.
M - Starts with a light palate coating, then tartness around the edges, and a rounded cap. The carbonation keeps the palate dancing, as the tart notes build with each sip. The funkiness is cumulative, and the lingering moves between honey drop candy,
lemon, and that Brett bite.
O - A beautiful offering from Anchorage. Delight the senses, challenging in its depth.
The flavors, aromatics and body all work so well.
To be enjoyed for sure.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

A- hazy bright gold with a thin later of white head.

S- fruity and funky Brett with melon and guava character hard to tell what's the hops and what's the yeast.

T- starts with a similar fruit and funk character as the nose but gives to a lemony tartness in the middle with a funky and citrusy finish. I don't get any wine or oak.

M- very dry with prickly carbonation. Right on point for a Brett saison.

O- enjoyable, but not anything ground breaking in terms of brettanomyces Saisons. The lemongrass is a nice twist that really plays up the lightly tart and citrusy characters of the hops and yeast.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Strong and highly complex aroma with some barnyard, flowery, citrus and herbal aspects.
As expected, the flavor is a bit more appealing than the aroma.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice pale straw golden color. Nice and hazy with and delicate dense white head that is about 1 inch tall.

Aroma is exquisite. Delicate yet earthy with great grassy hop notes. Delicious brett funk with some nice dry woody notes. The hops give the brew a nice American feel to it. Earthy, grassy and herbal mixed in well with the Bretty funk.

Flavor follows the great nose. Notes of earthy grain and grassy hops. Notes of dry oak with some nice barnyard notes as well. Nice slight tartness. Overall a delicious saison with nice funk and earthy notes. Body is nice, light and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KYGunner
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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4.15/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 104 ratings