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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,064
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,075
Gots: 630 | FT: 39
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Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-27-2004)
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Photo of PhatAtUT
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the corked and caged bottle into a duvel tulip.

A: solid light orange/golden. not the least bit translucent. about an inch of thick white foam that holds together for several minutes before beginning to slowly dissipate.

S: musty. not an overpowering scent. kind of bready and yeasty with a faint sweetness. not getting a ton here, but my sense of smell isnt the sharpest.

T: sharp tartness at the start. mellows quickly to a slightly sour orange and grapefruit taste and then kind of a zesty orange-ish finish. i can taste a little hop bitterness, but every converges and the overall impression is well balanced.

M: well carbonated but incredibly smooth. its got the mouthfeel of a creamy champagne. perfect.

overall this is a very well crafted, impressive beer. it didnt blow me away and i wouldnt regularly seek it out (if it was available where i live), but im glad i got to try it, enjoyed drinking it, and hope to enjoy it again in the future.

PhatAtUT, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of busterthecat
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle batch 005, poured into wine glass

A- Pours a light hay blond. Some soft foamy head develops. Very light lacing from the thin rim of foam.

S- A clean sour followed by musk and some barnyard funk. Medium robustness. Fresh and inviting.

T- A mild tart & sour, like a lemon skittle. The body is round and has as light earthiness to it. The sour lingers well. The barnyard is gentle but last well in finish.

M- A light refreshing body. Medium in size. Tingles the palate. Not over powering at all. A mild sour.

O/D- A really great beer. This is perfect for a light meal or relaxing on a nice warm day. Well done again RR.

busterthecat, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of BillHilly
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Solid 1 finger pour, nice lacing, excellent retention, beautiful blonde appearance.

S: Big sour, almost like a fermented apple or pear.

T: Yeasty, sourdough

M: Excellent carbonation, bubbly on the swallow, feel it all the way down!

D: Nice brew if you like the huge blonde sours...excellent as always from RR.

BillHilly, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of kbuzz
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we go...another RR beer to review...very excited about this one. Poured from the bottle - Batch 006 - into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color. To call this a super bubbly beer would be an understatement...looks straight up like champagne in the glass. Fluffy bright white head that sticks around a bit which I would expect with the amount of bubbles streaming through it.

S: Brett. I get Brett funk up and down the nose on this. Mixes with some citrusy notes - lemon, orange juice...a bit of grassiness.

T/M: Tart, not sour...but wonderfully flavored. I hate to use this description, but it tastes like a sweettart candy to me. Hits you tart up front, then ends with a pleasant candy sweetness. Not as much Brett funk in the taste. Fizzy on the tongue and finishes dry.

O: Really pleasant beer. Not necessarily puckering sour, but a good amount of tartness. I prefer the Supplication for sure, but this is a nice light warm weather beer.

kbuzz, May 13, 2012
Photo of lou91
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic beer from the pop of the cork, the beautiful golden hazy pour and the pure white rich head to the wonderful smells of that funky lambic smells. The taste was so good with a long lasting aftertaste of limes honey and kiwi. This would be great with some spicy curry or pad thai.

This is a review of batch 2:
Very excited to try this after hearing about the recipe change. Poured an opaque orange yellow with an unmistakable funk. The taste is oh so good- the funk grabs you initially then allows the pleasant and subtle honey, green apples and dry crackers. This is a good intro to the wild ales or iambics since you get a good sense of the flavor but nothing overpowering.

The abv is now 6.25.

lou91, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of weeare138
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to phnphilly for opening this at Phatz's sour beer tasting...
Batch # 3.
Appears a cloudy pale gold with a white head that fades into a thick cap with tons of lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of pils malt, brett abound, lemony zest, and oaky vanilla.
Taste is of the same but slightly weaker with soapy lemon and mild hints of coriander pulling through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet-tart, soapy, oaky, and fizzy.

weeare138, Nov 23, 2007
Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged, 375ml bottle into a Struise snifter. Extra special thanks to nataku00 for this from our trade!

Batch 005

A: Pours a bright blonde color with a lovely haze. Sitting on top is 1/2 a finger of bright white foam that receeded, lazily, to a thick collar and healthy skim. Lacey webbing was delicate, yet plentiful.

S: Definitely funky with bold tart green apple and citrus. As it warmed, I picked up some peach and apricot and tangerine.

T: Sour apple with a healthy dose of earthy Brett. A bit of bready yeast lurking in the background. Middle and finish is full of tart/tangy citrus as well as vinegar and a dash of white pepper.

M: A flash of sweetness in the very beginning that takes a ride past tart, tangy, sour, peppery, and finally ends up with a satisfying dryness.

O: This is a killer AWA. Dry and crisp and not too sour. Very refreshing. Excellent!

GbVDave, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of brystmar
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Batch 5. Kicking off our "week of the sours" the right way -- thanks Nate!

Pour is golden & cloudy with a finger of white head. Extremely active body, decent lace. Sharp aroma grabs me from across the room. Tons of citrus and yeast. Reminds me of an aggressive gueuze.

Sanctification is much more focused than its peers Consecration or Supplication. The base beer of each combined with its barrel-aged character really shines through, forming an extremely complex flavor profile. Sanctification is much more "simple" in comparison, focusing more on acidic, citrusy fruits. Nice tartness, not overpowering, though there's Bretty yeast at every turn.

My one gripe with this brew is its excessive carbonation. This is more of a personal preference, but it's hard for me to enjoy more than a few ounces of any highly carbonated beverage. And Sanctification is up there with the most active of champagnes. Would love a more mildly carbonated version.

All in all, another excellent sour from Vinnie & co. Remind me again why they don't distribute to NYC?

brystmar, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I'm not one to go for the tick, but this is Vinnie's recently reformulated recipe that I was lucky to get a growler of thanks to Chris. Split this with a few friends as a precursor to a gueuze tasting.

The pour is hazy yellow-orange with good retention and mild lacing. On the nose, this reminds me of my friend Mike's homebrews in a good way. Plenty of clean citrus aromas, with mild lactic character. When revisited after a real gueuze, it reminds me of a hoppy beer, that's how bright the citrus/pineapple character is. Pretty awesome, it's radically different from past incarnations, but still very,very good. On the palate, the gamut of citrus fruit flavors with orange and pineapple are replicated with a moderate, spicy funk with lemon pepper. The finish is dry with more citrus. The mouthfeel is rather surprising, with a definite "ropiness" leading to a slick palate that's out of touch with the bright citrus and light body. Carbonation is solid, but all told, the finish is a little disappointing. That said, I did not have a problem revisiting this beer 5 separate occasions tonight, each time being a different experience. Highly recommended


**Edit 16 Mar 2014**
Bottle, batch 003 that I received in separate trades from Faro and largadeer. Thanks, guys. This particular batch got a 4.95 from me back in 2008. Let's see how it's coming along.

A clear golden amber with a thin, wispy head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing, this looks solid. The nose has a beautiful melony funk, mildly earthy, a little dusty, nutty ( almonds) , honeydew melon, a tartness reminiscent of Meyer lemons. The palate is similarly delightful. A light yogurty lactic tartness, a clean citrus note, a brightness that has flavors of white peach, cantaloupe and honeydew melon. A mild Brett note- a touch of clove, a wisp of bandaid, are also present. Drying on the finish with a soft, buttermilk-like lactic tartness, along with a touch of honey, this is exquisite. Carbonation is moderate, lending a mild carbonic mineral bite, beautifully so. Still spectacular. 4.5/4.75/4.75

DefenCorps, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of KAP1356
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle marked Batch 005 into a Russian River stemmed glass...

A - Pours a very hazy golden straw color; quite champagne like. I did pour very softly so as to leave a good bit of sediment in the bottle, thus no real head formed to speak of. A nice eggshell white collar formed after the beer settled.

S - Grassy, earthy, hay like aroma right up front. The Brett didn't overpower the nose which was quite refreshing. I think refreshing is actually a great way to describe the nose. Light, lemons, citrus, some funk and just a slight bit of green apples mixes nicely together.

T - Light acidity and lemony notes up front. Some slight, not overpowering Brett funk follows with some green apple and grassy, earthy notes. Nice tart flavors linger for a bit. Oakiness at the backend along with some nice tartness. Nice melding of flavors and I am really loving how little the Brett takes over the other flavors that shine through.

M - Lighter bodied with a nice tart, crispness to it; which is what I was hoping for from this beer. Nice fizzy carbonation really tingles the palate and adds nicely to the overall experience.

D - Another great offering from Russian River. Was glad to see what they could do using only Brett in a beer. Would love to see how this tastes with a more intensely developed Brett flavor. Nicely done and I look forward to trying this again.

KAP1356, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of MordorMongo
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 006, served cellar temp in FFF Teku

My first official review, figured it was about time!

A : Hazy yellow, bright like soft sunshine, nice 1 1/2 finger fluffy powder white head with constant lacing throughout.

S : Definitely smells like Brett as it should, some soft light lemon in there as well.

T : Brett, brett & more brett, touched with a kiss of soft lemon & citrus. Some slight wet hay mid-palate with a crisp, dry brett-y finish.

M : Lightish for style, airy & crisp

O : Defines Brett nicely, refreshingly tart and not overly sour. I could session this forever on nice warm summer days. Well done American Wild Ale by Russian River who never lets me down. While there COULD be more to it I suppose, this is what it was designed to be I think - an homage to Brett.

MordorMongo, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of waltersrj
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours: Golden yellow with a frothy meringue like white head. The head dissipates to the edge of the glass and remains until the beer is gone.

Nose: Tart, sour green apple, lemon zest, funky barnyard, slight pepper, slight coriander and Chardonnay.

Taste: Crisp, sour green apple, lemon zest/oil, Chardonnay, Brett funk, coriander and slight pepper.

Mouthfeel: Drying like champagne, but easily drinkable. Slightly tart but easily quenching.

Overall: Great Wild Ale and definitely on the wild side of this category as opposed to the sour. This is wonderful for a wild and I'm really enjoying it. It's not as good as supplication or consecration but better than temptation IMO. It's the best pure Brett beer I've ever tried and I'm curious what age would do to this? Wonderful.

waltersrj, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the less mainstream of the Russian River sours, on-tap at Tustin Brewing Company. $8.50 for a tiny 8 ounce pour, on to the beer:

Dirty, cloudy wheat grain color with no head from the pour. A small trickle of lacing grasps onto the glass. The nose is little surprise to me, a big slap of sour lemon and lemonheads. Taste...no big surprise is the sour lemon aspect. In addition to that major flavor, there are subtle flavors of sourdough bread and vomit (in a good way). Moderately acidic for a sour; there's enough to make you sense that the enamel on your teeth is decaying. Good sour all around with an appetizing feel and approachable character.

I held the high expectation of being blown away, but I'll settle for a good sour anyday. Maybe this is a beer than loses some of its character in a keg or requires a larger sampling to better understand this beer.

DoubleJ, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of ithacabaron
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 001! How special do I feel?

Shimmers as it pours into my glass, a golden vision with carefully designed bubbles lacing the sides of the brew.

Aroma is pure Brett, brett, brett. Funk, sweet pure, clean malt washes and weaves through too. The beer is able to improvise and funkify out there, but such things are kept in respectable check. Think a jazz festival sponsored by your local savings bank. Will the musicians show off some chops? Sure. Will they blow your mind with "out-there" variations, recollections of past snippets of great works, and cliff-drop modulations? Probably not. This brew's aroma is the bank festival. Orval is that unmarked door downtown, where they keep the music cookin' till the sun comes up. Ya dig what I'm saying?

Taste evens up the same, lemony hops covered in powdered sugar and a little quinine. Noble hops all the way, this is a pure tribute brew. Laces out, through the uprights, this knows the path and follows it handsomely. Nice work.

Mouthfeel is bubbly, bright, and keeps things ever effervescent, without ever being sharp.

Drinkability is fantastic. I could easily see a summer night with a few bottles of this being passed around the table.

A nice brew -- classic, sparkling, summer in a bottle, with enough funk and farmhouse to let you know it's there...but not enough to scare away the casual belgie fan. Solid stuff. Thanks to the fellas who know who they are that treated me to this at UJs. Glad I had it.

ithacabaron, Sep 12, 2005
Photo of WesM63
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle (Batch 006) poured into RR ""TION" glass

A: Pours an amazing opaque blonde with a small 1finger near white head. Minor lacing and retention.

S: Funk! Tart and yeasty some lemons maybe a hint of clove.

T: Huge sour tart bite up front with more sourness and a slight lemon citrus dry finish.

M: Light body and carbonation.

O: My first sour. A interesting delicious brew!

WesM63, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 006. thanks WesM63!

Looks like a gueuze, plain and simple (except this thing has a massive sticky head). Normally a gueuze has a head that vanishes quickly, this thing has a massive head that lingers. Looks like meringue.

The air is filled with those smells I love. Tart lemon, loads and loads of Belgian funk, and a bit of lemongrass. slightly sweet.

Oh the Brett (Glad im not "scared of the Big Bad Brett" as the label says). Taste is very tart and lactic (trademark of the beloved Brett). Lemongrass and sweet lemons come to mind. The lemons are tart and sour (like biting into a damn lemon!). Dry gueuze like funk really pronounces itself. Light body where all of the joyous Gueuze flavors work their magic. All the funk, tart lemon, and lemongrass just explode straight away. Theres a slight underlying sweetness.

The light body is a bit light for the style. It makes all of the flavors pop, but I wish it was a bit heavier, making you sip it just a bit more. I will say that this is a testament to how to make a sour wild light and drinkable.

Very well done RR! Just have Beatification left!

VncentLIFE, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of younger35
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank on 1/26/08, taken from notes.

Was lucky enough to try this delicious brew on a recent visit to Russian River. This was my first taste of anything from them and I'm glad I started with Sanctification. Drank from Russian River snifter.

Appearance- Pours a pale yellow with excellent clarity and about a two finger white foamy head. Excellent cap and collar is left for the duration of the beer along with some decent sticky lacing.
Smell- Plenty of dirty funk in this one! Wet dog and musty basement ooze out of the pores of this brew. Banana, sour apple and lemon zest add a bit of citrus fruitiness that is more than pleasing. The yeast dirtiness dominates though leaving a spicy lingering white pepper in the nostrils.
Taste- Starts off fairly normal with a soft banana like quality that quickly gets drowned out by the sour apples, lemon and hay like yeast. Sour but not to the point of puckering. Dirty in a most excellent way that seems to coat the mouth in this raw citrus like funk. Finishes with a lingering woodiness that is very dry and acidic.
Mouthfeel- Fairly thin but crisp and refreshing with fairly aggressive carbonation and a very dry finish.
Drinkability- Not being the biggest fan of Brettanomyces I was really surprised how much I liked this. It's not over the top sour but just enough that it's the centerpiece of the beer, not the whole beer. There's enough going on around it to keep everything in check. Great beer that drinks way to easy.

younger35, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of Jimmys
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle into tulip.

A: slight haze on a bright blonde body. carb is ripping to the surface. head is bright white. made up of big bubbles. great retention, spotted lacing.

S: gentle. a little bit of chamomile. toasted, vanilla oak notes. smells dry.

T: starts a bit tart. lemon drops. a barny flavor is in there, but not that strong. finish is actually a bit grainy and then dries out almost completely except for a lemon rind flavor. mostly dry.

M: almost effervescent. light/medium body.

D: not overly complex, but still highly drinkable. the tartness is pretty mellow and this is definitely more on the barnyard side of Brett. a good beginner brew for people looking to get into sours.

Jimmys, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 001.
Cast in a hazed, ripe golden hue, topped with lush, white head, copious carbonation.
Deep, musty aroma, a touch sour, a little spice, hints of fruit below, overall appealing.
Bracingly sour attack at first sip, huge puckeration, a grip on the lips...oooo!
Light citric. lemon flavor lays a bit behind and can be appreciated after getting past the tartness. "A sour Belgian blonde ale"? Sounds about right.
Quite tasty, light bodied, with a lean, citric/sour finish. Tidy spice dances delicately on the palate.
More flavor would help push this one into higher hights, it's a bit tame in that regard.
Only my third beer from Russian River, can't wait to try more!

(much thanks to axisjones!)

feloniousmonk, May 01, 2005
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to ablackshear for this extra from a trade!

batch 6. nice loud pop when cork came out of the bottle.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: opaque and hazy straw yellow bodied beer with big fluffy white head. Drops down slowely to a ring with clumpy lacing.

Smell: green apples, oaky, lemons, earthy with mild funk.

Taste: mild tartness in the for of citrus, but primarily lemons. Oaky and a touch of vinous. Really earthy and funky mostly musty and barnyard. Nice oak barrel notes as well with just a hint of white grapes.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Soft and gentle carbonation. Really easy drinking beer.

Overall: I think this is more brett forward sour than a tart sour beer. I really liked it and its just another wonderful offering for the sours line up at russian river.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy blonde with a standard head that disappears and forms a ring. No lace. A few bubbles.

S - relatively mild aroma. Leather, white grape, pineapple, green apple and oak.

T - is similar to the aroma. White grape, green apple with a lemony and soft oaky finish.

M - light-medium body. Creamy. Nicely tart and somewhat astringent, but not quite sour.

O - despite being fermented with 100% Brett, I wouldn't call this a funky ale. It's more fruity and tart than funky. That's fine. It's a tasty beer, but it's my least favorite RR sour.

GuzzLah, May 19, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 112812. Poured from a 375 ml cork n cage bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy dark lemon with a 2" white head. Random trails and blotches of lacing.

Tart lemons, oranges, oak, some funk

Light sweet malts, lemon ans citrus, some tart and sourness with light spices.

Nices sour, tart citrus and some sweetness. 6/10 sourness, medium high carb with semi dry finish.

kawilliams81, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 ml C&C bottle served in a Lost Abbey Teku. Batch 006.

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a think ring. Minimal splotchy lace.

S: Nice funk with some light lemon peel and white grape. Very light malt body with some grassy undertones.

T: Outlying funk, some oaky tannins with a little puckering. Not sour, but slightly acidic with some green apple and lemon peel. A little hay and some barnyard on the finish.

M: Spritzy, medium high carbonation with a slightly drying finish. Light bodied.

O: Very light on the acidity and sourness, but still very tasty with the funk and base blonde.

Treebs, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Rastacouere
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful light golden appearance. The light white head fades a bit, letting the beer have your attention. Aromatic and fruity nose. Sawdust-like dry yeast helps to bring out the vinous character from the barrels, feels almost cidery with those apples undertones. Fruits are plentiful in there, grapey, pineapple.. Very classy nose. Pretty accessible palate as well. Sandy dryness all around is enhanced toward the finish. White wine flashes are a constant. Wildish, dusty and woody, tannins are held at a minimum, so is the tartness, mild and diplomatic. Medium-full bodied, very active carbonation, expansive and biting. It feels like scene master’s crowning achievement in having everything well displayed. As unique as it is, it makes for a nice play, but one that will never contend being the best of your life.

Rastacouere, Sep 13, 2005
Photo of zac16125
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375mL bottle poured into a tulip
Batch 006

A: A gentle pour yields a hazy dark straw body with 1.5 fingers width of snow white colored head, which hangs around for a while then dissipates down to a thick film.  A good amount of lacing clings to the glass throughout the drink.  

S: Very aromatic with a big tart character of sour white grapes, sour apple, and some funky Brett.  Belgium influences noted as well with banana and some clove.  A hint of citrus too. I could smell this all day.

T: The initial sip is loaded with a great sour tart kick. Like the nose there are significant sour grape and sour apples notes, with banana on the back end.  Not much funk is present just a hint, but the big sour presence makes up for that.   A bit of spice is noted at one point.  Not as complex as some of the other RR sours, but very good nonetheless.  

M/D: Crisp bubbly mouth feel, on the light side of medium bodied, pretty refreshing with a high drinkability.  

O: Overall a really good beer.  It seems that RR hits a home run with every wild ale they produce.  This is probably my least favorite of the 4 I have tried (Supplication, Consecration, and Temptation being the others), but being the least favorite RR sour is like being the ugliest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.  You just can't go wrong.  Another job well done RR.  

zac16125, Apr 28, 2012
Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,064 ratings.