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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,085 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,085
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2,801
Gots: 455 | FT: 30
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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Photo of FalconA
5/5  rDev +9.6%

FalconA, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of GeoffW
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

GeoffW, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of metalgdog
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 5:

Pours a light golden hue with a slight haze. An immediate effervescent fireworks starts occurring in the glass with the tiny bubbles radiating to the quarter inch frothy head.

Smell is a funkadelic sour and citrus mix. Just a beautiful aroma that reeks of complexity.

So after the first sip you realize the hype is legit. A wonderful marriage of a lemon and sour funk that is smooth but complex just like the aroma. An optimal amount of pucker that is balanced with an almost chardonnay quality that dances in your mouth.

Overall this a phenomenal wild. I would describe the experience as an erection for the taste buds.

metalgdog, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of PuFtonLyfe
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

PuFtonLyfe, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a RR -ion glass. Review #900, saved a big one!

A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a dense white head that settles to a slight pillowy haze.
S - Complex, gueuze-like aromas of cheesy funk, lemon zest, white wine, oak, and green apples. Becomes much more lactic as it warms up, almost like a creamy lemon yogurt. Beautiful, and so very Russian River in execution.
T - Nicely tart, puckering even, with lemon juice, green apple, and unripe pear leading to a astringent woodiness and more cheesy funk. Amazingly drinkable despite the apparently high levels of lactic and citric acid, this is a lovely balance of tart, musty, earthy, and funky. Certainly blended with a deft hand.
M - Crisp, with a medium body, effervescent carbonation, and a dry finish that leaves your teeth squeaking.
O - Another amazing Russian River Wild Ale, as if there was any doubt. While Supplication remains my favorite, this was the one I was most excited to try, and it certainly met my expectations!

jsanford, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of jsilva
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jsilva, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of sbricker
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

sbricker, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of b5 poured into -tion glass. The pour is hazy yellow with fizzy appearance. Minimal head present, no lacing. The aroma is heavenly. Notes of lactic acid pair with candied tangerine, tart cherries, waves of oak, and a touch of lemon zest. The taste is quite a journey starting with candied fruits, mainly citrus. A bit of oak and funk comes through next as things quickly head towards the intensely sour side of the spectrum. The finish leaves a lingering tartness on the tongue which leaves you hanging for the next sip. The mouthfeel is effevescent and the body is light. Overall, this is not only a very approachable sour with great balance, but it is damn tastey and well rounded. The hype train surrounds this one for a reason. This is a must try for anyone who enjoys sour beers.

homebrew311, Apr 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -34.2%

UptheKriek, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A chilled bottle poured at Russian River

A - Pours a golden blonde with a nice velvety white head that lasts forever.

S - I keep smelling and not sipping. Very funky and sour. Wheat, flowers, honey, magic?!

T - Tart and sourness flood the palate, but it is very welcoming and friendly. I can't imagine this style being any bett

D - Great fizzy carbonation and body.

O - What a true delight. This beer has made me so happy, I just can't explain it. I will savor it every chance I get.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of FunkyMacGroovin
5/5  rDev +9.6%

FunkyMacGroovin, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy yellow, well carbonated, one finger light head that doesn't last long.

S-Lemon, grass, acidic vinegar funk, oaky notes as well.

T-Lemon goodness, grassy notes, nice persistent sour. Great all around balance.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, very smooth

O-A wonderful beer, spot on with the sour and it meshes excellently with the lemon and grassy notes.

rlee1390, Apr 18, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/10/12

A: Half-finger white head, hazy light golden-blonde color, good carbonation

S: Earthy, citrusy lemon and grapefruit, funkiness, oak, bit of vanilla

T: Sour and tart, funky, lemon zest, straw, white wine, complex and assaulting on your taste-buds

M: Decent carbonation, creamy, dry

O: Very good, way different than the Wild Ales I've had before

derkfromwi, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Bobheed
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very clear, very bright golden color with about a one and a half finger soapy white head. Lots of carbonation visible

S: Lots of lemon, lots of vinegar kind of smells, a very good amount of an herbal funkiness.

T: Taste follows the nose fairly well, lots of tartness mostly, the funk was a little lost here. It was still there, but not as much as the nose led me to believe. I'll have to see if that changes through aging though, which may be the case. Very sour with lots of lemon and vinegar though.

M: A bit thicker than I expected, but not a "thick beer" by any means. Extremely dry and it feels like the acid just ripped all the enamel off my teeth.

Overall this was pure awesomeness. My favorite sour from RR and one of my favorite beers overall. I can't to see what some more age does to these beasts.

Bobheed, Apr 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -34.2%

OldPenguinHunter, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of pmlondrigan
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 5 - and might I add finally! A huge want for so long. I'm gonna enjoy this.
Opaque and golden, like a hefe, but without the billowing head. Light clings of lace. Nose is full of earthy funk, chedder cheese (yes cheese), damp wood, citrusy lemon.
This truly has sour power, perhaps one of the most sour beers I've had. But wait it has balance too! Right off the bat lactic sourness hits you, then a very grungy earthy quality to the taste, with grass and hay. Citrus and lemon lift, more sour. The finish is puckering. Lots of that russian river pedigree from there great oak barrels. I suppose we could call that terrior. Scrubbing bubbles sourness, DRY, lingering lactic finish, just amazing. One of the few beers I've had that is worth the hype, 'nough said.

pmlondrigan, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.3%

BradleySig, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.3%

Bulshrk, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

nanobrew, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

DP34, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Jakers90, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.3%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -56.1%

oaktree42, Apr 14, 2012
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,085 ratings.