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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,870 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 2,668
Gots: 436 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 01-25-2006)
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airohead2001

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Part III of epic RR tasting including Tempt, Sancti, Beati, Suppl, and Consec. Thanks to glazeman for contributing this one, as well as the other two rarities in the bunch. Since I first signed up for BeerAdvocate, Beatification has been on my radar. I've been waiting for this one for a long time.

The appearance is a thick, murky, orange with no head. It doesn't look pretty, but in all honesty it reminds me of Raspberry Eisbock - flat, thick, and old looking. The smell is about as interesting as it gets for any beer - the most complex and outright strange beer I've ever smelled - I get musty basement, barn, horse, smelly feet, aged white cheddar, energy drink (such as Monster or Red Bull), with a touch of lemon and white grapes in the finish. Wow. The taste is SOUR. The most sour beer I've ever had - the sourness hurts my epiglottis, puckers my posterior pharynx, makes my face warm, and causes me to tear up. The drinkability on this beer is almost zero, but the taste and smell of it is so unique that this beer truly does live up to the hype. This is the best beer I've had tonight thus far. As someone who loves midwestern stouts and IPAs, I've always been a big basher of west coat sours. However, Beatification is as good as it gets. Touche.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 01:44:01 | More by airohead2001
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Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.