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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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1,928 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,051
Gots: 603 | 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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours cloudy and is the color of hay. Head is tall and fluffy. Head pops away and leaves plenty of lacing. I see some light clouds of yeast-dust swirl around my glass.

S-The all-Brett yeast is surprisingly not as startling as I expected. There is plenty of tartness; but its clean. I really pick up some strong notes of wet hay. Tart pale-fleshed fruits. The Brett has been trained quite well; many a beer have I had where the Brett kinda gets a bit too zany.

T-Sour and tart and zesty. I find it to offer a bit less complexity than some of the other "-tion" brews by Russian River. There is the tart fruit, hay and even some lemon meringue, so there is clearly still a bunch going on it this one's defense.

M-Light and drinkable. The carbonation isn't too volatile. Tartness begins to permeate the skin on my lips and the enamel on my teeth.

O/D-Another well-trained stud from Russian River. Not my favorite "-tion" but its better than 80% of anything sour I have tried. Next time I have a chance I will gladly lay lip to this wacky, Bretty beast.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 04:12:16 | More by VelvetExtract
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-04-2013 16:46:10 | More by KiMiRaiK
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WifeofKegatron

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-03-2013 17:36:13 | More by WifeofKegatron
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-03-2013 02:42:40 | More by Dunkelhund
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-02-2013 21:34:36 | More by DmanGTR
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GregoryMo

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-02-2013 09:47:24 | More by GregoryMo
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Trio2shine

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-02-2013 03:39:45 | More by Trio2shine
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-01-2013 18:27:09 | More by chippo33
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-31-2013 20:07:31 | More by waddellc2
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-30-2013 19:48:19 | More by chetw
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a tulip.

The pour is a light hazy straw color with a tight, but small creamy head.

The aroma has a nice lemon tartness to it, but the focus is on the funky Brett and hay notes. There is a bit of apricot behind it.

The flavor starts with a light pale malt sweetness, with a tartness that builds over the course of the sip. Lemon zest, hay, a bit of apricot, and a little vinegar. As the sip winds down, the lemon zest really takes over and steps up the sour flavor.

The body starts a little bit fuller than medium for the style, with a medium and slightly creamy carbonation. Toward the end it dries out a little bit.

This is very nice. Russian River has a good portfolio of great sours.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 05:00:48 | More by KickInTheChalice
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle consumed 1-25-13. Batch 006

A: Pilsner type clear gold. Foam vanishes. Bubbles lift and push the liquid.

N: drying brettanomyces. Lemon and biscuit. Clementine orange. Some sourness is evident. Bleu cheese for sure.

T: Very dry and musty. Lemon juice, horse blanket, and tons of brett. Sour vinous chardonnay grapes. Very floral; hints of standing in a field. Oats and granola. This is extremely complex at this age - hits all parts of the tongue. Sulfuric acid/fatali peppers.

M: Crisp, dry and light, but it's not refreshing. No, no, definitely not the last part.

O: This is crazy infected and it adds brilliant character to the beer. Almost becomes too much, but I finished the entire bottle and wanted more. Get some.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 23:30:45 | More by writerLJBerg
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JRBecks

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-28-2013 19:17:53 | More by JRBecks
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BBrewington

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-27-2013 17:19:14 | More by BBrewington
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-27-2013 15:36:03 | More by Hopsiam14
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LaChupacabra

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-26-2013 21:23:21 | More by LaChupacabra
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olfolxholme

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2013 19:28:17 | More by olfolxholme
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 01:34:12 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2013 00:26:49 | More by kingmaker
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-25-2013 22:08:28 | More by trapper2408
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-25-2013 00:04:17 | More by mtrog313
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-24-2013 23:18:25 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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pokgye

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2013 19:31:15 | More by pokgye
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MrVonzipper

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2013 03:27:34 | More by MrVonzipper
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-22-2013 21:46:31 | More by jbuddle
Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
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