Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a bright, peachy, warm goldenrod. A nice head forms and immediately dies, leaving absolutely no foam. 4
Reminds me of Lost Abbey sours in the nose. Lots of tropical and stone fruits are apparent, possibly derived from the touch of acetobacter present in the ph1 barrel. Sweet, ripe, sun warmed fresh off the tree peaches, minimal phenolic funk. Beautiful. 5
Fresh ripe peaches, must cellar funk, citrus pith bitterness, tangy acetobacter. Age is detectable but this beer is amazing. Holding up well and just fantastic. 4.5
Nice full carbonation, does just fine here. 4
So lucky to be trying this. Really spectacular and worlds better than batch 001. A different beer than future batches, really something special. 5
Pours clear and bright golden, no head. 4
Smells dank and stanky. Marijuana, enteric funk, dirt, tangy nectarines. Incredibly tart, lactic sourness is ridiculous. Damp, musty wood and cellar-ness. 5
Earth, damp oak, lemons (juice and pith), so funky and so sour. This stuff is ridiculous. 4.5
Nice carbonation, leaves your mouth puckered, bone dry, and tannin'd. 4
Fantastic stuff. Really cool try it next to pH1. Way more sour and funky. One of the best American wilds out there. 5
Batch 003, reviewed 12/15/2008, 3 years before the rest of this vertical.
Appearance: It was simply beautiful. I poured it into an almost completely spherical goblet and it looked like a beautiful glowing orb reminiscent of the sun. The head quickly receded, but lasted long enough for me to get some great aroma. 4.5
Smell: Magnificent! Pure cheesy, barnyard, horse blanket funk. I was hoping the flavor would deliver like the scent did... 5
Taste: This was damn good. Super sour lemons initially, then that barnyard funk hits. It finishes with the flavor of a well aged ripe cheese. 5
Mouthfeel: My saliva glands exploded as it hit my mouth. You know when you drink a really gnarly lambic? Yeah, like that. It was crispy yet smooth. It burnt my chapped lips something fierce. Oh yeah. 4.5
Drinkability: I thought I wouldn't want a whole bottle, so I split it with my friend, but I could have sipped on this all night. It was great how the flavor developed as it warmed, and every sip was an explosion of flavor. It probably takes someone who has really acquired the taste of really wild sours to love this, but if you like this style and you get one of the 750ml bottles, keep it to yourself!
Overall, this was a real treat. I wish it was not so expensive, but I will have to get one or two more bottles. This jumped into my top 5 beers. Easily. 4.5
Batch 004. Thanks, Craig.
Pours clear and bright straw with a nice head which recedes into a thin film. 4.5
Smells lemony, funky, powdery, and citric. Smarties also make a guest appearance. 4.5
Lemony and sour at first sip. Musty, damp oak is prominent and lasts long into the finish. This is beatification alright. 4
Mouthfeel is great. Very full from dense carbonation. Light on the palate but not at all too effervescent. 4.5
Good stuff. Less complex and funky than it's predecessors, but I look forward to seeing what it does with age. 4.5
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 03:28:19 | More by MrFootstones
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