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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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1,981 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,981
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 619 | FT: 39
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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Ratings: 1,981 | Reviews: 571 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-02-2013 07:20:45 | More by Kelp
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-02-2013 04:57:40 | More by tsauce2
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%

Batch #005.

Pours a beautiful golden yellow color with unreal clarity from the first-half pour. Fluffy head owes the lacing that it produces. Looks marvelous.

Lemon peel, old lemon peel, white wine, oak, tart peach, maybe apricot, and bright tartness. Balanced and fruity, all the while, a tart Russian River sour.

White wine, tart peach, sour orange, flooded basement, lemon pulp, oaky woodiness, tropical fruit, Brett mushroom funk, and parmesan. The mushroom and cheese really answers in the finish. Bottom of the bottle is offering up some serious funk and cheese. This is effing delicious.

Nicely effervescent with a peppery carbonation. Wet-bodied with some chewiness, whilst medium. Great feel.

Awesome wild ale from Russian River. Better than this is definitely hard to come by.

12-01-2013 23:23:38 | More by thecheapies
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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-01-2013 03:28:56 | More by gonzowestwood
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-30-2013 21:10:48 | More by maDUECEgunner
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

11-29-2013 19:01:22 | More by vinny21bal
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M1A2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2013 01:22:22 | More by M1A2
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-26-2013 21:14:35 | More by ncaudle
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mani

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 12:21:25 | More by mani
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fthegiants

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 02:49:49 | More by fthegiants
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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-25-2013 01:48:02 | More by Ross_Haddow
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impending

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-22-2013 05:19:17 | More by impending
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

11-18-2013 14:26:15 | More by beernads
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07Bigben01

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-18-2013 01:29:53 | More by 07Bigben01
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twloco

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

11-17-2013 22:27:21 | More by twloco
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primrose54

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 18:16:04 | More by primrose54
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thestupidpunk

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

11-17-2013 17:23:49 | More by thestupidpunk
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patpoels

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-16-2013 18:38:34 | More by patpoels
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DimensionX

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2013 21:28:08 | More by DimensionX
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boxcar01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -30.7%

11-15-2013 20:02:08 | More by boxcar01
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unclejazz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-13-2013 14:12:31 | More by unclejazz
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kylegillick

California

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%

Dated 11/28/12.

A: clouldy yellow orange with small fizzy head.

S: funk and fruit. a bit like chardonnay

T: Very light and crisp.beautifully balanced and fulfilling. fruits and citrus with a bit of a bite, but not overbearing.

M: Higher carbonation. Decent medium body. pretty dry

O: Great sour, i could drink it forever. Does not overpower you. just delightful.

11-13-2013 09:42:18 | More by kylegillick
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%

Dated 11/28/12.

A: A very, very cloudy pale orange. Lots of fine sediment. Tall frothy and fizzy white head. Head sticks around for quite a long time. Big fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Lightly tart and fruity aroma. Citrusy with some pear perhaps? Citrus rind and funk when swirled.

T: Tart citrus and lots of it. Not quite full-on sour but close. Very lemony but maybe some orange peel in there too. A bit funky in the middle. Very light and crisp bready/cracker malt in the finish. Mild, drying citrus peel aftertaste.

M: Higher carbonation. Decent medium body.

O: Ahh, one of the best sours I've had. Had temptation last night but this is way better. Not as sour, not as wine-y. Very crisp and refreshing. Not as complex but it works well. Nice refreshing tartness. Really ups the drinkability. Not overpowering either; well-balanced. Really well made.

11-13-2013 05:17:50 | More by Dope
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-12-2013 23:39:36 | More by dailyminefield
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-10-2013 17:21:56 | More by Dbrulet
Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,981 ratings.