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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,029
Gots: 595 | FT: 35
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: 1,868 | Reviews: 569 | Display Reviews Only:
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KevdoggNasty


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-28-2012 06:42:21 | More by KevdoggNasty
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theempire

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-25-2012 04:01:20 | More by theempire
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Giovacchini

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- straw tellow with a thin head.

S- olives, funky funk, brett, spicy floral aromas.

T- vinegary goodness, brett, pale malt, spice, bubblegum, and grapes.

M- Sour! Nice carbonation and a nice pucker.

O- so far I seem to really enjoy sours. I brewed my own kombucha for a while and I like a beverage that makes me pucker.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 02:27:07 | More by Giovacchini
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emilylee

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-23-2012 23:38:05 | More by emilylee
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-23-2012 10:27:19 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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stealth

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 006 in a tulip. Great looking golden pour with a thick foamy head. Great lacing and carbonation. Smell is pure brett funk. Love it. The aroma isn't super potent, but it leaves no doubt in your mind as to what it is going to taste like. Taste is pure brett barnyard funkiness. Dry, bitter, sour. Excellent. Puckering. Very refreshing.

This is a great, extremely drinkable/sessionable beer. If you want to try a no-frills brett beer, this is where to start.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 07:10:06 | More by stealth
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-23-2012 02:38:42 | More by seeswo
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mrbubbler

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2012 23:06:24 | More by mrbubbler
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-22-2012 20:02:15 | More by modernartblues
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-22-2012 17:27:26 | More by iL0VEbeer
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to Duvel tulip (batch 006... I think, the label is rather worn, though I am fairly certain). The beer pours a hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger white bubbly head with some retention and some lacing. The nose is that of a faint biscuit malt base with lemony citrus, apple and fig fruit tones together with a hint of funk in the yeast. The flavor begins with an immediate acidic assault on the palette. The fruit found in the nose then rushes in and mellows the acid a bit. As the beer warms the sour character becomes more prevalent as does a green apple flavor. Mildly bitter with a faint hint of a biscuit base. The beer finishes with a linger sour apple character on the tongue. Lighter bodied and dry in nature and very carbonated. Overall, this is a good beer, not my favorite wild from RR but not bad. A little too acidic for my preference but I wouldn't refuse another.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 13:00:06 | More by hopfacebrew
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JimmyTango

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2012 16:41:45 | More by JimmyTango
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2012 12:39:40 | More by AlexChillton
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Double06

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-18-2012 12:45:32 | More by Double06
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jpajpajeff

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-18-2012 00:30:59 | More by jpajpajeff
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Grinnerman

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-16-2012 23:13:34 | More by Grinnerman
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PerHops

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 006, bottle and draft about two hours apart (yes we are spoiled here in SF).

A- Glorious golden straw color. Unbelievable sexy beer. Very little head, but fantastic lacing. Sticks all over the glass for the entirety of your session.

S- Slightly funky, sour apple, lemongrass, some spices I can't put my finger on.

T- Starts a little tart, than funk rolls in, followed by more sour moves into a dry herbal finish. This isn't a super sour beer, but the balance and nuances are superb. I am still a huge fan of this beer.

M- Starts creamy and finishes dry and carbonated. My favorite feature of this beer is its drinkability. I can't think of many other beer I'd rather have on a hot summer day.

O- Russian river makes beers that are more sour. They make beers that are more interesting and/or inventive. This, however, is just a supremely drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:48:45 | More by PerHops
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hansgruber

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-15-2012 18:49:48 | More by hansgruber
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roblund

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2012 18:46:58 | More by roblund
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KajII

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Tuilp glass]

The pour was a murky golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that dissipated down to a thin film and had some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was a bit musty with a light grain malt, some citrus hops and a funky scented yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple and apricot.

The taste was a little sweet and acidic with notes of lemon and apricot in the beginning but became sour very quickly with a big note of green apple and being a bit acetic towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long time after the swallow with a strong sour fruity ending.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.

Overall a great sour Blonde Ale with a nice apple peel bite at the end...

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 18:48:41 | More by KajII
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Jakers90

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-11-2012 01:27:03 | More by Jakers90
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sukwonee

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-10-2012 03:22:49 | More by sukwonee
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bthomas

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-01-2012 10:14:16 | More by bthomas
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ajschutz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

02-21-2012 17:51:14 | More by ajschutz
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 005, 375

Appearance. Pours a nice yellow gold with a little haze and a finger+ of fluffy white head.

Smell. Light, funky-funk and a little sweet belgian yeast funk with a bit of sour green apple.

Taste. Nice dry sourness, some wood and pear. Clean finish.

Overall. Lovely, clean and sour.

Much too expensive at $12...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:46:49 | More by Rutager
Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
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