Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Rifugium:
3.9/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I've had this before, but this review is for a recent tasting. I drank this alongside a Temptation and Supplication, as well as various ratio'd blends of the three with a pluot muddle to christen my vintage Temptation/Supplication/Beatification/Compunction glass.
Slightly hazy golden-yellow pour, with a finger or so of white head that retained nicely and streaked the glass with thin lacing. Aroma was pretty intense: lactic, acetic, sour, green apple, citrus. More intense sourness/tartness in the taste...I was told this batch gets "sour in a bad way" with age. I didn't really think it was "in a bad way," but it wasn't exactly smooth. Flavors of green apple, crabapple, lemon, oak, brett, hay, vinegar, white grapes; lactic and tannic notes came out more as it warmed. Medium body, moderate carbonation, heartburn-inducing. Overall good, but probably one of the lower beers on the "-ation" totem poll for me.
Cutting this with Temptation and Supplication really took the edge off. And that's kind of scary.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2013 01:19:59 | More by Rifugium
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District of Columbia
4.71/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is one of the loveliest beers I have seen in the glass. It looks like champagne. The nose is subtle and slightly funky -- not the strongest part of the beer. Beatification has a deep lemon juiciness that is incredible. It is followed by a well-balanced pucker that doesn't have you reaching for the Tums. The finish is nice and astringent, which is the perfect lead in to the the next sip. Up there with Supplication as the best from Russian River.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 02:54:52 | More by jjdc
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
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