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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,830 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,830
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 2,638
Gots: 431 | FT: 34
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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Madskill

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2014 21:39:51 | More by Madskill
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-08-2014 18:09:27 | More by SMITHAND
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

02-08-2014 16:58:39 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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SierraJosh

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2014 15:17:34 | More by SierraJosh
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

finally! this is one beer i have wanted to try more than any other, it was my number one whale, and now it has been enjoyed. at long last, and it did not disappoint. hazy blonde in color without a ton of head, but some clearish white fizz holds on for a few minutes and the beer is visibly bubbly, even though not much head ever accumulates. looks like a gueuze. the nose is awesome, just awesome, not overly sour as say consecration, but it definitely brings a pucker for me. lots of musty wood too, wine citrus overtones and a vinegar hit on the back end. i taste grain first, which really surprises me, and its more musty than sour. sanctification has a certain acidity not found here, but the sour element is very similar. the finish is long, even though its really dry, i taste it for miles. furthermore, i get this harvest time straw or hay element, grassy, but not from hops, its wheated all the way through, and while being sour, is also so much more in terms of yeast. its beautiful beer really. bright carbonation and a body short of medium, it drinks really easy because its not so acidic. not as interesting or layered as some of the other sours, but a great example of a wild ale, one of the best i can remember. comes up just short of the hype, but thats still a remarkable achievement with this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 01:05:33 | More by StonedTrippin
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mhksuccess

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 15:47:53 | More by mhksuccess
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-05-2014 12:35:59 | More by cnbrown313
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-04-2014 04:38:05 | More by jkball01
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-04-2014 03:46:18 | More by Nolen12
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-03-2014 22:14:07 | More by Phillyz
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-03-2014 20:17:52 | More by GraduatedCashew
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-03-2014 18:58:50 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

02-03-2014 17:40:08 | More by dannyfayy
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-03-2014 13:39:05 | More by mythaeus
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-03-2014 04:41:44 | More by DarrenStory
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

02-02-2014 15:24:49 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Dirty25

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

02-02-2014 07:37:47 | More by Dirty25
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dar482

New York

4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy bright golden yellow color.

The aroma is straight lemon juice. Extremely tart. A bit of funk as well.

The flavor follows of that tartness in the front. It's quite aggressive and then moves onto a light wheat and biscuity malt hits in the middle as there is a second wave of aggressive tartness of lemon and pineapple juice. There's hints of funk throughout.

A well made beer but the tartness for me was a bit too aggressive.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 05:04:09 | More by dar482
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Bwagner1122

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-01-2014 22:22:18 | More by Bwagner1122
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sfr26

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-01-2014 18:10:40 | More by sfr26
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colonel4bin

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-01-2014 04:52:24 | More by colonel4bin
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.6%

02-01-2014 01:09:06 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.05/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Split the bottle with my love. Pours a murky, hazy yellow. Minimal foam builds with pouring and tiny ring of bubbles. Minimal lacing.

S- sour lactic, salt, lemon and a bit of funk.

T- Sour, lemon citrus, white grapes and herbal notes. Some oak-funk.

M- Light bodied, dry with moderate carbonation and fizz; smooth and balanced.
Well done! Among my top three wilds to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 23:33:10 | More by hillvt4me
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Ak555667

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2014 21:16:38 | More by Ak555667
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Rion

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.6%

01-31-2014 12:32:58 | More by Rion
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.