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Sanctification - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,050 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,050
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 1,067
Gots: 628 | FT: 38
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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Batch 006. 375 ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Body is a beautiful uniformly translucent, very hazy straw yellow hue. With a gentle pour- 2-3 finger head with a great retention at 1 finger. Plenty of lacing left down the glass.

S- Awesome. Brett all over the place. Granny Smith Apple and yeasty funk with a hint of spice added. Lemon and grassy. A great balance of sour and funk.

T- Upfront is a lot of yeast funk. A hint of apple and lemon come though as well as the slightest bit of vinegar. The finish is apple cidar vinegar with some breadiness in the background-some tart sourness lingers as well as a hint of vinegar and a lot of funk.

M- medium carbonation and a lightweight but full slightly dry and slightly bready mouthfeel. One of the more complex feels that I have had.

D- Oh yeah. This is a much more funky than sour wild ale. Think a brett saison or something along those lines. Its pretty much a brett bomb. The difference between this and, say a saison with brett is that there is more acidic tartness as well as a presence of vinegar that makes this like a gueze/saison brett hybrid. Anyway. This beer is really good. I wish we got RR where I live-but we don't.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 11, 2011
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taste- bittersweet fruit in the finish, minty notes mid palate, lemon zest, spice

color- lemon orange

clarity- pours cloudy

smell- sour/earthy aroma, candy sugar, bubble gum, synthetics, floral nose, flint, roasted meat

body- astringent, palate cleanser, mouth watering, slow rolling mouthfeel, sour flavors ending in a grapefruity finish, medium weight mouthfeel, effervescent

appearance- great carbonation thanks to the brett. thick white sugary ice cream head when first poured transitioning to a subdued spotty white foamy layer with considerable lacing on the glass

overall impression- great beer from rr and a must have on a warm spring day

notes and comments- batch 5 brewed 10/4/10 and bottled 12/1/10. "After this batch was bottled is was left to condition in the bottle for several months to allow not only the Brett to carbonate the beer, but, also the bacteria to do its work." - (comment from brewer)

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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,050 ratings.