Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
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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4.39/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Batch #6
A- Pours a deep chardonnay golden yellow color. Has a very high wine like clarity. Small fizzy head that dissipated quickly.
S- Lots of sour apple, some vinegar, some light vanilla, good amount of oak. some white wine character in there.
T- Similar to aroma but amplified to an insane degree. Lots of tart lemon, sour apple, and vinegar. Finishes with a dry yeasty note. Has that old barn cellar thing that sours usually have.
M- Medium-light the flavor makes this a sipper.
O- This is one of the most sour beers I've had and if you're looking for something that delivers in the pucker department seek this one out. It is also somewhat too sour for me in my tastes. It's missing a bit of the subtlety that I got from Supplication. Still an amazing beer and if you want to test the limits of sour seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:24:33 | More by PaulyB83
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
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