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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1674
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%


Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-27-2004)
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Florida9

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 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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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,674 ratings.