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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,391
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,125
Gots: 752 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-27-2004

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to thunderroad12 for this necessary tick on my RR -tion Quest and also a big thanks to Huhzubendah for letting me try one of his bottles at Sexual Chocolate '11! Batch 004! Served from bottle into a Green Man snifter. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a two finger bone white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, sour apple, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour apple, tart, subtle fruit, and a dry funkiness on the followthrough. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this brew was nothing short of excellent. Everything in this one seemed to be spot-on for what they were aiming for here in all aspects. Had an awesomely balanced flavor and great aroma going on here. I have yet to try a bad Russian River brew as of now and this one is no exception... This is an absolute must try for any sour-head out there and is definitely worth the time/effort of tracking down!

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Batch 5; Feb. 2011 release;

Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head that fades a bit quickly.

Nose is light orange fruit with a pleasant brett character. Not your typical brett funkiness but a bright pleasant "citrus-funk" character.

Mouthfeel is bold and bright, rich and filling, tart with good carbonation.

Flavors are orange/tangerine citrus front to a nice citric herb mid palate with hints of bret that goes to a brett/wild ale funk herb/spice orange finish. Lightly sour all around with layers of orange/tangerine and herb flavors.

This could be a "go to" beer if available year round. Really nice effort.

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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,391 ratings.