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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.

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2,204 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,204
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 2,946
Gots: 477 | FT: 32
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:
Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 01-25-2006

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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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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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@Beachwood's BBQ Long Beach- Ode to Lambic

App- A very cloudy light to medium yellow with a good density and particle behind it. Zero head on it. Flat pineapple juice that really looks like Campbells soup to me.

Smell- A fresh field of hay in a glass. A lot of backing lemon and a bit of wheat. Not overly sour smell, more tart.

Taste- A small sour note to say the least and at 5.5%, dangerously drinkable. A good balance is struck between the lemon, wheat, tart, funk wheel of flavors.

Mouth- Punchy lemon flavors abound in this one with a light to medium body and a fairly light crisp carbonation level. A bit damp on the finish.

Drink- It's good, but didnt blow me away. I can see what the fuss was about though and very glad I have another bottle at home.

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Bottled 01/10/12, consumed 5/5/12. Poured a hazy straw gold with a thin slick of head. Bright aroma of sour apple and lemon.

High-ish carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Dry up front with lemon, lime, hints of wheat and pepper, and a puckering sweet tart finish.

Really good -- reminded me a bit of Temptation but much more sour and intense. Had a hard time picking up on any barrel characteristics.

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Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
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