Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Florida9:
4.4/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Clear pale yellow in color. Forms about a finger's worth of thick, creamy, white head that slowly reduces to a bubbly ring around the edges and a thin surface coating. Some light lacing.
S: Aroma is crisp and tart with notes of green apple, green grapes, grass and some very faint spice. Somewhat vinous.
T & M: First thing you notice is how crisp, tart, and stimulating to the tastebuds this beer is. Then lots of green flavors, mostly tart green apples, but green grapes and lemon as well. Finishes with a mild, yet tart, sweetness, much like a Granny Smith apple before fading away every so gently. Light bodied. Crisp. Virtually no bitterness and just a hint of yeasty funk in the background.
O: I'm admittedly not a huge fan of the sour beers and I was a bit intimidated before I opened this one. However, I ended up thoroughly enjoying it. The "sourness" is not at all aggressive and while it is present, it presents more like a "tart" than "sour," and even then it is balanced by a mild sweetness. A very nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2012 22:07:05 | More by Florida9
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4.65/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: served on tap into a goblet, hazy golden yellow with a short white head that lingers leaving some lacing, very cloudy
S: salty and sour, heavy on brett smells, funky
T: very sour up front, tart and tangy fruits, persimmon, nice hop bitterness on finish
M: light and fluffy, higher carbonation
O: fantastic sour wild ale, the yeast melds well with the flavors persent in this beer, reviewed from notes taken on 3/7/14
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 01:15:08 | More by M_C_Hampton
4.28/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured on draft at the brewery. chalk board noted this was the 2013 batch, poured March 4, 2014. pours hazy yellow with white head. Sour apple aroma, vinegar, lots of Brett. Nice Brett on the flavor with sweet citrus fruits and lemon peel, some pears and green apples. Tart and lactic but not mouth puckering sour to deal with here. Very light and goes down easy with near spritzy carbonation. Really nice Brett beer that I would definitely have again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 05:29:38 | More by BMMillsy
Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
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