Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by adam42381:
4.58/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 1/10/12 printed on label.
Appearance: Pours a light honey gold with a 1-2 finger sudsy snow white head. There is a fair amount of sludgy buildup inside the bottle where the cork came out, but it doesn't seem to pour into the beer. The head dissipates quickly leaving a small ring around the edges before finally disappearing altogether. Little to no lacing once the head dissipates.
Smell: Tart, but not overpoweringly. There is a hint of barnyard funk to go along with apple cider, sweet white wine, lemon, vinegar and a touch of oak. Extremely complex aroma which balances sweetness with tartness.
Taste: Wow, that's one intensely tart array of flavors! Vinegar and wine grape hulls up front followed by sweet cider and touch of funk in the middle before ending with lemon zest and just a faint hint of oak. Aftertaste is bitter, tart and very dry with notes of earthiness, oak tannins and a little funk.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with an very high amount of prickly carbonation. The mouth is coated by the puckering sourness.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. I could drink a lot of this beer if only I were lucky enough to have multiple bottles.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. Russian River really knocked it out of the park with this one. I can't imagine a sour beer getting much better than this. I can't recommend it enough.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 21:27:43 | More by adam42381
More User Reviews:
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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