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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,109
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2,836
Gots: 458 | FT: 29
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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4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 5

A: Hazy yellow to golden in color, light white head dissipating pretty quick. Ok lacing.

S: WOW, the smell along on the beer blows me away, SO MUCH FUNK. Very complex, goes from smelling really good first sniff to smelling like something rotten next sniff back to really good next sniff. So weird, so good!

T: Almost no funk at all in the flavor, has a very clean crisp sour flavor. Fruity, spicy and complex. Flavor is very light but also rich at the same time. amazing!

M: Light, smooth, good carbonation

O: This beer is like nothing else, the difference between the smell and the taste is something else. Would be interesting to drink a sanctification right next to it. Awesome beer but for $15 bucks a pop I'll be trading it more than drinking it.

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4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 5, bottled 10JAN12

Upon popping the cork and sticking my nose at the bottle neck, my initial response was to say aloud, while alone, "Why the shit is this not a regular?! Get your shit together Vinnie."

This is a crispy golden beer with a solid, fluffy, white cap and a resilient central emission of carb rises from the bottom. Lemon zest, manure, hay, arugula, horse hair, soil, yogurt and hell yeah emit from the aqueous solution. One of the most tart beers I've tasted, lemon juice, hints of bitterness, mud, weed roots, dandelion - this beer is insane. Medium bodied with higher carb than I'd prefer (easily remedied with the amount of shaking and whiffing I'm doing) and a semi dry, yet mouth watering finish.

This is the best American Wild Ale I've had (sans fruit). Just. Fucking. Outstanding.

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4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 011012

Very light yellow body. Large fine white head. Bit of lace.

Smells almost like farts. This is some serious funk.

Incredibly sour. One of the sourest beers I've ever had. Like, Rodenbach levels of sour. Kinda sticks with you like Warheads.

Pretty fine feel, but it's a bit sticky.

Really sour and good, maybe worth the effort to get it though.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Either a Batch #5 bottle straight from RR or from Arbitrator, not sure. Poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Pours a yellow with a hint of orange, which can be seen right through. A thick head at first, a goes down a little. Looks really fantastic.

S - Crisp and slightly tart with a funk. Hint of lemon zest and a sliced green apple.

T - Tartness upfront lays way to more tartness. Much like the aroma, actually, with more of the sour coming through in the flavor. There is lemon zest, some other light notes of very light fruits (apples, peach), some funkiness evident in well-blended gueuzes. The oak can be noticed behind the sourness after a few sips.

M - Lighter and crisp, which is perfect for the style.

O - This is a remarkably good AWA. It makes me think of a young gueuze blend more than any non-fruited AWA I've had. For a style that strives to be as good as something out of Belgium, RR has done it here. I find it to be slightly less layered and complex than the best gueuze I've had, but not by much.

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4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to eyebereej for the trade. Poured from Batch 5 375 mL bottle into Peg's tulip glass.

A: Golden apricot color, fairly clear. No head to speak of, instead only a ring of bubbles. There is some visible carbonation.

S: Sour, vinegar, fruity (peach/apricot/lemon) with just a bit of barnyard. Really nice aroma here.

T: Fruity again (peach, apricot, lemon, pineapple, strawberry?). There isn't much wood character but it is there in the background. Sour but not overwhelmingly so.

M: Pleasantly light mouthfeel with dry finish and moderate carbonation.

O: Awesome. Given the PITA that this ended up being for me to acquire, my hopes had really been built up. But unlike so many previous experiences with a similar backstory, it lived up to my expectations easily. Bottles of Beat would absolutely be a permanent fixture in my fridge if that was possible!

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Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,109 ratings.