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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,940 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,940
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,706
Gots: 440 | FT: 33
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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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-15-2014 07:32:17 | More by hopswap1
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-14-2014 23:46:49 | More by IPAIsaac
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-14-2014 02:06:55 | More by riemster
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2014 23:14:02 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2014 04:59:22 | More by jlee185
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-12-2014 01:03:02 | More by griffeyb
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2014 22:07:04 | More by CarolinaKevin
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2014 20:21:32 | More by dkw0063
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-11-2014 18:45:54 | More by OnryAndMean
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DrewGingras

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Hawkfish

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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fsck

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-10-2014 20:08:18 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%

375ml, 9/11/13
Russian River tulip

A: Pours out very pale yellow color. You can almost see right through it. Thin layer and collar of bright white head. Lots of carbonation streaming from the middle of the bell of the glass.

S: Funk. Brett. Oak. Lemon. Dry. Horse blanket.

T: Up front you get that burst of sour funk. It attacks the tip of the tongue. Middle of the mouth it's more creamy than I was expecting. Getting some of the oak tannic character. Really like a Chardonnay mixed with the carbonation like a champagne. Finish is very dry and leaves you wanting another sip much like other sours.

M: Light bodied. Not as prickly on the tongue as I was expecting.

03-10-2014 03:35:58 | More by inlimbo77
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2014 03:34:25 | More by dbrelsfo
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Hanserelli

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-09-2014 21:56:03 | More by Hanserelli
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.39/5  rDev -3.9%

Batch #6 (I think) bottle from trade, dated 9/11/13. Pours to my tulip a light yellow golden color with a small fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma is nice tart lemon, yeast funk, some pleasant citrus-like sweetness, light vinegar (very light on that note), apricots, lots of lacto acidity. Flavor is a nicely balanced sweet and sour lemon, lots of lactic tartness, dry oak, dry dusty Geuze-like qualities yet a nice sweet citrus character to balance. Some wine like qualities with Sauvignon blanc type of acidity. Light bodied with high carbonation and a crisp finish. This is really nice, but I can’t ever see paying $18 for a small bottle myself. Differentiating sour beers is tough I guess. With that said no doubt I would drink this again. Yum.

03-09-2014 21:38:06 | More by BMMillsy
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

03-09-2014 19:54:14 | More by kmanjohnson
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -12.5%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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JayCheG

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Rotero24

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2014 05:58:25 | More by WTKeene
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magictacosinus

California

4.64/5  rDev +1.5%

After finding no time to make it up to the brewery to buy some bottles of this last December, imagine my surprise when, during a family visit to the brewery, that they were still tapping this! Couldn't ask for a better turn of events - this has been one of my all-time wants since I ever started getting into sours and gueuze beers. Batch 6. Poured into a tulip tumbler glass at the brewery.

Pours a faded amber color with some straw hues, as well as a slight golden glimmer when held against the light. Cloudy, with some noticeable carbonation at first that dies down alongside its initially frothy white head. Not much lacing, and if it weren't for its cloudy appearance it would retain the same look of a low alcoholic white wine. Hmm, previous batch pours (mainly from bottles) definitely indicated that this was more vinous looking in the past, but I'm not too concerned. Sour beers are very different from the bottle than they are on tap, and hopefully I'll be able to try a bottle of this to compare notes to.

Yeah, the aroma nails it, however - this is as good of an interpretation on the style as any world class gueuze I have tried from Belgium, and if this isn't enough reassurance that perhaps knowing how to make wine (as Vinnie does) isn't perhaps the best path to take before committing to brewing wild ales, I don't know what is. Huge notes of musty peaches, apricots, white raisins, and, of course, yellow apples and pears. A big dank cellar aroma is predominant, with notes of old, cold stone (I'm thinking slate), damp hay, leather, and a damp cloth aroma. This is brief, however, and the finish is filled with nice notes of toasted tobacco, vanilla, toffee, and a little bit of something floral, maybe herbal, from the fresh hops. Crisp, warm, and inviting. An excellent effort.

Wow, one sip and I'm immediately assured that this is one of the most drinkable wild ales being made in this country. This is so fruity, funky, sour, and yet so refreshing and comfortable to drink! At first, there's the large apple and pear notes, followed by some white nectarines and a bit of orange melon (all soured or under-ripe, of course), with some brief peppery sensations, as well as nice white floral notes. Sour and acetic, but also a bit lactic from the barrel aging. The funk then takes over in the middle of the mouth, delivering grassy, wet hay flavors that are earthy and quite mineral, with a crisp and cooling sensation at the same time. The finish is more funky, but also melds with the toffee, vanilla, and leather profile quite gracefully and balanced. Extremely creamy and filling from the yeast, but also crisp, and palate-cleansing - the white vinegar finish definitely does its work well. In spite of its acidity, this is gentle on the senses, and makes a terrifically approachable. Delicious stuff!

I knew other sours made by RR were already world-class, but this really took it home for me. This is not an easy beer to make, and to produce something that is so complex and yet so brightly textured and balanced when working with wild bacterial strains is nothing short of magic. For those who have had any doubt on the direction that wild beers are taking in America, try this one and be astonished. This is by far the leader of many beautiful things to come. I hope to get a bottle soon and compare some notes, and see how this changes over time.

03-07-2014 19:24:07 | More by magictacosinus
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,940 ratings.