Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.72/5 rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
"Sanctification is one of the most unique beers you will ever taste! It was fermented with 100% Brettanomyces, rather than the traditional Saccharomyces."
All Brett and no regular Ale yeast, makes Phatz a happy lush. mmm. This was very graciously shared by phnphilly. You are a saint, sir! A true gem. I am not sure that is has quite as much going on as Supplication but the Brettanomyces is right there in you face and coating your palate and I love every second of it.
Appearance: Pours a yellow gold that is translucent and extremely active. The carbonation is really putting on a show in my snifter glass and fueling a solid white head that fades very slowly.
Smell: Sharp acidity, grapefruit lemons balsamic vinegar and plenty of sour apples. Wood and must and earthy funky yeast. Spectacular!
Taste: Nicely sour but not without depth and character. It has a funky leather wood cinnamon lemon grassy sour apple Brett taste with a bready malt element underneath that is washed over with citric acidic and sour fruits. The flavors play paddle ball with the palate and leave you kissy faced.
Mouthfeel: It is a medium body beer with a malt backbone and a fluffy feel with the big carbonation. Sour and refreshing.
Drinkability: This is the type of beer I love. I could drink this sour stuff day and night and Russian River really has this figured out.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2007 01:27:49 | More by Phatz
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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
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