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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,856 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,856
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 2,657
Gots: 437 | 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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marksto

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4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Tasted towards the end of the Tampa BA gathering 5/3/08 - what a wonderful way to cleanse the palate from an afternoon of good beer...

Pours a cloudly yellow with a small head that drops quickly. Aroma is of sourness, sour fruit, dirty diaper, even light ammonia. Flavor offers a very sour but complex profile - hard to seperate it from mouthfeel. Elements of grapefuit and lemon show among the funk. Tart, acidic, cleansing, but flavorful.

Overall, an excellent sour ale, a must-try for those who really like this style. Not something I'd want to drink everyday but it offers a textbook example of the unique complexity to be had form these barrel-aged sour beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 17:58:21 | More by marksto
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Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,856 ratings.