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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,938 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,702
Gots: 439 | 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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clay23

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-23-2014 22:57:58 | More by clay23
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev -0.4%

A-slightly hazy deep golden color with a decent white head and minimal lacing

S-lemon, yeast funk, hay, oak, slight vinous

T-lemon, grains, funky, tart grapes, oak, grassy, little pineapple

F-medium body with lively, prickly carbonation, crisp, dry and very tart

O-great sour, another in the great line of RR sours

02-23-2014 18:58:20 | More by MDDMD
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7%

02-22-2014 23:02:26 | More by IrishColonial
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-22-2014 22:50:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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johnnye1981

California

3/5  rDev -34.4%

02-22-2014 21:29:22 | More by johnnye1981
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-21-2014 21:06:31 | More by HopsHopenstein
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-21-2014 03:26:29 | More by bradfordjohnson
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-20-2014 22:38:35 | More by bruindre
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-19-2014 19:57:02 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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Funkwich

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-19-2014 15:47:56 | More by Funkwich
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JulianC

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-19-2014 15:38:48 | More by JulianC
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Jdw60

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-19-2014 06:43:39 | More by Jdw60
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-19-2014 00:14:06 | More by AdamP
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904Will

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-18-2014 19:11:44 | More by 904Will
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2014 18:01:33 | More by EvoJoe
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jbeezification

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

02-18-2014 15:24:44 | More by jbeezification
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mikul93

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

02-18-2014 02:59:52 | More by mikul93
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jbird_1973

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-17-2014 19:53:21 | More by jbird_1973
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-17-2014 14:54:44 | More by mklisz
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EOTLBrewer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-17-2014 03:02:08 | More by EOTLBrewer
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-16-2014 22:36:09 | More by Arsenal0328
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-16-2014 06:18:23 | More by bccrosley
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-15-2014 20:24:54 | More by Boston_Steve
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +2.8%

375ml, batch 5 (bottled 1/10/2012), poured into a Russian River stemmed snifter today- proper glassware-, 9/2/2013. Thanks to Brian for throwing this in as an extra. Best extra I've ever gotten. Review #179.

This beer pours a beautiful clear golden straw body, same colour as the label, with a 1cm white frothy head that persists for a very long time. Its a very pretty looking beer, typical of Russian River. In fact, this reminds me of Sanctification.

The scent is basically straight up sourness. Lemon acidity. Smelling this beer- its so damn sour that my teeth starts getting eaten away, and I haven't even put this beer in my mouth yet. It is so acidic, vinegary sour that it burns the hell out of my Cranial Nerve 1 (the nerve responsible for our sense of smell). There is a nice woody, brett funky presence underlying this beer too. This is literally the sourest smelling beer I've ever had.. but deliciously so- there is nothing off-putting about this nose at all.

And man, this beer strips the enamel off my teeth. This is so damn sour. Even more sour than sucking on a ripe lemon. So mouthpuckeringly sour, it burns the hell out of my palate. We had Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder, etc. that same night, and you would think our palate is destroyed. But I can still taste the sourness on the back of my palate, like 5 beers later. So sour, its amazing. It's got a good bit of zesty citrus sweetness that somehow balances out the sour so that it's not unpleasant at all. I don't know how Russian River does it, but they somehow made a beer that is way more sour than even highly concentrated vinegar yet is so pleasurable to drink.

The mouthfeel on this is basically a medium bodied blonde with awesome carbonation and the most damn sour aftertaste. Its like my palate got stung the heck out of it, so now its expressing a permanent sour burn here. I get tons of heart burn from this beer... its so damn sour, its perfect. The only note here is that a mere 375ml bottle is going to be pretty tough to take down on your own.

This is the most sour beer I've ever had. I can't imagine it being any more sour. I thought Sanctification and Sour in the Rye were the sourest beers that I've had, but this one far outstrips them. Its such an amazing beer, perfect for sharing with 1 friend. And that friend had better be a good one! Highly recommend. Nice job Russian River, this beer is worth everything anyone would ever give up for it. Thanks again Brian, for extra'ing me an amazing beer.

Re-review: 375ml bottle of b6, bottled in 9/13/2013, opened today, 2/13/2014 at Voodoo Brewery. Poured into a Voodoo snifter. 5 months old. In contrast to the 19 month old Beat b5, this one is a lot more complex and slightly less sour. More lemon, citrus, oak, white pepper in the nose as well as on the palate. Acidity is still there, at 7/10 while b5 was more of a 9/10. Just enough to make this incredibly mouthpuckering but without overcoming all the different complexities in the flavour. Highly recommend drinking fresh within a year for the full bouquet of flavours to enjoy.

02-15-2014 20:03:14 | More by Stevedore
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2014 18:10:48 | More by DerekMorgan
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,938 ratings.