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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,348
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,105
Gots: 734 | 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,348 ratings.