1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SanctificationSanctification

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,349 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,349
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,104
Gots: 735 | FT: 56
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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-27-2004

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,349 | Reviews: 583 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ChicagoNick
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Ian_B
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale wheat / yellow-gold and hazy in colour with a billowy head that doesn't hold long.

Smells slightly sour, and this is the first beer I've really got a sense of bubblegum from, although the yeasty scents are more mild than expected. There are some notes of white grapes and green apple. Pretty tart smelling.

Tastes pretty similar to the scent, although much more forward with the sourness. Again white grapes and green apple with some musty and wheaty undertones.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on. Slightly spritzy but smooth with a very pleasantly dry finish.

Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of SadMachine
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 4/14

A- Pours a slightly less than clear pale hay color. It is capped with a finger of white bubbles that dissipates quickly to a collar that maintains well thanks to lots of lively carbonation. A little lacing is left on the glass.

S- The Primary Aroma is bubble gum and Belgian candi-sugar. Mild tartness, grapes, some dry white wine, and some tannins.

T- The flavor is bright and much more tart than expected from the nose. This actually reminds me a lot of an oak aged saison like Surette. White wine grapes, Belgian yeast, and a good bit of oakiness.

M- The mouth feel is a bit thin, but has great carbonation. It finishes extremely dry.

O- Overall this is a very good sour blonde, but nothing incredible. This would be a good intro to sour beers, especially for converting wine drinkers.

Photo of BillKuhnel
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NeilFlaiz
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sandlansd
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Artmcd88
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jasonowens
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jarrgal
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jbbailey
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of timjr2500
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dleiner
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of efrank
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of hillvt4me
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy golden-yellow hue with minimal white head. Moderate bubbles of carbonation.

S: Aromas of white wine, oak, green apple, lemon and some funk on the tail.

T: Tart oak, pear, lemon and white wine notes; perhaps Sauvignon Blanc. The sour Brett taste comes at the beginning, is muted in the middle and reemerges in the aftertaste.

M: Thin bodied with a vinous feel which finishes dry respectively.

O: Refreshingly drinkable, with a profile that has some nice tart and wine properties. Not as complex as some other wild and sour ales likely in part to bring a 100% Brett beer.

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,349 ratings.