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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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1,924 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,924
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,051
Gots: 601 | FT: 37
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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Ian_B

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 03:01:19 | More by Ian_B
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atpca

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-24-2014 05:02:29 | More by atpca
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SadMachine

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 04:13:03 | More by SadMachine
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-23-2014 17:19:50 | More by BillKuhnel
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-23-2014 00:40:34 | More by mltobin
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NeilFlaiz

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2014 19:47:03 | More by NeilFlaiz
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-22-2014 13:35:38 | More by sandlansd
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2014 04:33:44 | More by PatGreer
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Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-20-2014 23:49:13 | More by Artmcd88
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-20-2014 22:22:14 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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jasonowens


5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-20-2014 18:39:43 | More by jasonowens
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-20-2014 02:35:54 | More by jarrgal
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-19-2014 17:00:15 | More by HookemHoos
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jbbailey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-19-2014 04:08:36 | More by jbbailey
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2014 23:50:47 | More by tykechandler
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timjr2500

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2014 20:24:52 | More by timjr2500
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-18-2014 17:11:34 | More by drewone
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dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-18-2014 14:56:02 | More by dleiner
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efrank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-18-2014 02:36:36 | More by efrank
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-17-2014 16:11:40 | More by Yellolab2010
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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 19:51:21 | More by hillvt4me
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Beer_lover89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-14-2014 02:14:40 | More by Beer_lover89
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-14-2014 01:44:06 | More by MonkeyBread
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blackpoolmatt

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-13-2014 18:27:37 | More by blackpoolmatt
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atrocity

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-13-2014 13:25:35 | More by atrocity
Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
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