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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,880 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 2,679
Gots: 435 | FT: 35
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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gpawned

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.3%

11-23-2012 05:35:15 | More by gpawned
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LockeSD

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

11-20-2012 20:48:20 | More by LockeSD
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

11-16-2012 08:21:52 | More by Anonymous1
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

11-13-2012 18:18:16 | More by surlytheduff
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

11-12-2012 03:35:35 | More by funkyaudio
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EricCioe

Montana

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

11-11-2012 16:04:43 | More by EricCioe
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stealth

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 5 from a tulip. Holy amazeballs this is an awesome beer.

Beautiful gold brew. Tart, funky, earthy aroma. Sour, sour, sour. Citrus, funk. Dry finish that leaves me salivating for more.

I wish this was easier to acquire, but well worth trading for. Certainly at the top of my list of favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 08:49:51 | More by stealth
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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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dave122382

Michigan

1/5  rDev -78.1%

11-07-2012 02:21:29 | More by dave122382
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Auztan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.3%

11-06-2012 17:49:06 | More by Auztan
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

11-06-2012 03:39:39 | More by sjstraub
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birchstick

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

11-06-2012 02:22:15 | More by birchstick
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

11-03-2012 02:42:38 | More by tbone1384
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks beerzebub, Jonathan, for bringing this beer that I should have tasted long ago. Batch 5.

The beer pours a nice straw yellow colored body with not much head other than a bone white ring.

The smell and taste have a beautiful elegant sourness that has a really nice roundness to it somehow as well. A mix of lighter fruits like white grape, apricot, pear. Really beautiful taste, almost like a fine chapagne with a big wild yeast note, really nice.

Effervescent and bubbly feel, very elegant once again. This is so balanced and great.

Awesome stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 02:25:41 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Mister_Joshy

California

5/5  rDev +9.6%

11-02-2012 05:25:12 | More by Mister_Joshy
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

11-02-2012 00:28:35 | More by chippo33
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

10-28-2012 19:59:57 | More by Swonkie
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle, batch 5, generously shared by theredflame. Thanks Jason!

A: Pours a light gold with a decent white head.

S: Fresh lemons, slight apricot, wheat, plenty of acidity.

T: Light honey, puckering lemon, a mild herbal quality (pine?), a bit of vanilla.

M: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation.

O: This is a very bright, lemony blend. I would have liked more funk but this is still good. I like Consecration better, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 06:15:11 | More by Etan
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averagejake872

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

10-26-2012 03:55:20 | More by averagejake872
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Blixa

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

10-25-2012 00:41:50 | More by Blixa
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

10-24-2012 20:59:31 | More by SchuStar
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice yellow color, not to much haze and a thin white head that dissipates quicly.

the smell is funky, with some good barnyard notes, and hints of hay. there is also a lot of sourness that comes through in the smell.

the taste is punch you in the face sour. way more so than i was expecting. you also get a bit of sour apple and cheese hints but the main thing here is super sour.

the mouthfeel is thin dry and fleeting. the mouth waters not only because i want more, but because it is trying to protect my teeth with a bit of saliva to keep them from melting.

overall this is an excellent beer, I love the sour, but wish i could taste past it. i would definitely trade for it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 20:37:46 | More by rowingbrewer
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

10-22-2012 13:53:50 | More by kspongeworthy
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.6%

10-22-2012 04:20:07 | More by dtx00
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jegross2

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing Beatification from the Russian River Brewing Company. A big thanks to Matt for hooking me up with this one!

Score: 98

Batch 5. Bottled on 01/10/12, served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter and enjoyed on 010/19/12.

Appearance: Pours a nice mimosa-orange color that is on the opaque side of transparent with a half finger of fizzy white head that settles to a pencil thin ring around the glass that ultimately settles completely. Okay lacing, but not a whole lot of retention. 4/5

Smell: Very tart lemon juice hits upfront. Then there is a nice medley of sweet cole slaw vinegar, white grapes, oranges, granny-smith apples, sour peaches, "lacto-ey yogurt and brett" and a hint of oak. There is a very faint band-aid funkiness, but it's quite subtle. 4.75/5

Taste: Whoa! Tons of pucker-inducing tart lemon juice upfront, with more funkiness on the back half than the nose nose led on -- but it's really well incorporated into a sweet citrusy mix of flavors so it never overwhelms and merely complements the flavors of the beer. Tart white grapes, tangerines and sweet vinegar on the midpalate, with granny-smith apples towards the finish. "Lacto-ey yogurt," lemon and a hint of banana round off the finish and linger well past the swallow. Very gueuze-esque in flavor. Different than, but just as good as, Consecration in my opinion. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation that really accents the zesty tartness of the beer on the center of the tongue. Dry finish, but juicy on the palate. Has a decent amount of pucker. 5/5

Overall: Another outstanding, world class sour from Russian River. This one lives up to its hype, but for its difficulty to acquire, I probably prefer an in-season Consecration.

Recommendation: Seek this one out -- it is truly world class.

Pairings: Monterrey jack cheese wedges and sociables.

Cost: $15 for a 375ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 03:08:27 | More by jegross2
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.