Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.66/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 6 Bottled on 9/11/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass.
Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow with a mere wisp of a white head that immediately dissolves about as quickly as it formed. For a sour beer, this really has some nice clarity, it almost glows.
As soon as the beer is poured, a burst of clean, but very juicy citrus-y tartness makes it's presence known. The sourness is very lemon forward and doesn't come close to taking on an acetic, vinegar-y tone. Beneath this acidity are aromas of juicy, ripe apricots, peaches as well as some notes of white pepper. Being 100% spontaneously fermented, there is an earthiness, but it is very soft and supple, really just providing some nice balance to the bright nose. AS soon as the beer warms, some of the vinous barrel tones become apparent; predominately just a soft vanilla undertone.
As the beer lands on your palate, you're hit by a wave of juicy acidity; mostly lemon juice and pineapple juice. Layered underneath this sourness is a soft bedding of light stone fruits; apricot flesh, ripe peaches. These fruity components are supported by a light coating of barnyard funk; damp earth, wet hay. The beer finishes very dry and tart with long lingering notes of lemon juice and peel, pineapple, apricot, leather and a buttery, vanilla tone from the barrels.
Medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.
Beatification is Russian River's 100% spontaneously fermented sour that is made in homage to some of the great Lambic producer's of Belgium; Cantillion, Drie Fontenien, etc. The finished product is extremely complex and highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 02:38:15 | More by flayedandskinned
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