Rondy Brew (2014) | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Rondy Brew (2014)Rondy Brew (2014)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.15.14
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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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

another great brett beer from anchorage, dont totally understand the christmas looking label, but maybe a brett saison with lemongrass in white wine barrels has something to do with the holidays? anyways, im glad its in the state now, because its darn tasty. very hazy and very pale blonde color under an inflated two inches of milky white head with great retention. i smell brett first, nice and funky, sure to be dry, with a citrus presence and the attendant acid, as well as a hop profile that is more grassy than lemongrassy. pretty simple beer really as the flavors go, nice and dry brett yeast complex up front that fades into what is supposed to be the lemongrass bit, but i dont really taste ti specifically. i get juicy citrus and bittering hops instead, which works just as well. love the funk to it, love the feel, which is effervescently carbonated and medium bodied, yet creamy and bone dry, a great palate. not as unique or as complex as some of their other beers, but the white wine barrel adds a layer to the finish, with woody roundness yet punchy acid cleanness. different and successful. at 13 bucks or so on shelves this is definitely beer worth buying, but id rather have a galaxy or a tide and its takers to make a night of.

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

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3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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

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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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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.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big pillowy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is stinky brett with some dank tropical fruit hops.

The flavor is sweet lemoney fruit, earthy brett and some dank fruity hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, another solid brett beer by Anchorage.

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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Rondy Brew (2014) from Anchorage Brewing Company
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