Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Skidz:
4.55/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out pale yellow and sits bright gold in the glass with a waivering white head. Fades to a thin skimming over the surface with some decent lacings.
Smells sour and perky, very dominant Brett and Ped characteristics. Tart and shiny apples, light, puckering grapes. A very clean aroma, void of much mustiness, a delicate appearance.
Tastes powerfully sour at first contact. Under-ripened grapes and crab apples form the fruit body. Mild acidity and a pungent, near citric, soury sweetness pulled over any form of malt flavor, making this most akin to a sparkling sauvignon blanc. But to hell with wine, this blows it all away. A tight, crisp finish with mild bitterness caps it all off.
Crisp, with ever-so-tiny bits of carbonation, moderate overall, and a medium-light body.
This is fantastic. It's nice to find such a high quality sour beer being produced in the States. Too bad it doesn't find it's way out of CA, unless if I have agents working for me while on vacation. Just spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2006 03:42:54 | More by Skidz
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4.2/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Unexpected gift from a friend in California. Bottle dated 9/11/13, a little over 10 months old.
Pours with very little head. Hazy, light yellow in color. Smells fresh and tart. Fruity, flowery, and hints of vanilla. Wow, this is sour. What I get after that initial pucker is fresh citrus, earthiness, and a smooth vanilla oak aftertaste. This is one of the most flavorful beers I've ever had. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly. The natural fermentation yields a perfect feel. Overall I'm really impressed with this beer and I'm not a huge fan of sours. This is one of the best I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 02:19:17 | More by mattsdenney
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
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