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Beatification - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,830 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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KimenTshom

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2014 22:42:26 | More by KimenTshom
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +9.6%

01-13-2014 06:24:51 | More by Unchi
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 9-11-13

Poured a bright golden yellow, nice two finger head with a somewhat aggressive pour. Smell is very sour, citrusy, lemon, oak. The taste is very sour, with a lot of lemon. Perhaps some oak, grass and pepper? on the backend, very dry, as well. Creamy mouthfeel with bubbles that coat the tongue and keep the tartness around for a while. If you like really sour beers, this is a great one.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 04:29:02 | More by Mikeypnh
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-12-2014 23:52:06 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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smitty5245

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2014 16:07:11 | More by smitty5245
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daveydapoolman

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-11-2014 08:01:28 | More by daveydapoolman
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Altenor

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-11-2014 07:36:59 | More by Altenor
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cornejo

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-11-2014 07:07:26 | More by cornejo
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Dicers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2014 17:00:14 | More by Dicers
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2014 06:25:07 | More by mmulebarn
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flayedandskinned

California

4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 6 Bottled on 9/11/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass.

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow with a mere wisp of a white head that immediately dissolves about as quickly as it formed. For a sour beer, this really has some nice clarity, it almost glows.

Aroma: (4.75)
As soon as the beer is poured, a burst of clean, but very juicy citrus-y tartness makes it's presence known. The sourness is very lemon forward and doesn't come close to taking on an acetic, vinegar-y tone. Beneath this acidity are aromas of juicy, ripe apricots, peaches as well as some notes of white pepper. Being 100% spontaneously fermented, there is an earthiness, but it is very soft and supple, really just providing some nice balance to the bright nose. AS soon as the beer warms, some of the vinous barrel tones become apparent; predominately just a soft vanilla undertone.

Taste: (4.75)
As the beer lands on your palate, you're hit by a wave of juicy acidity; mostly lemon juice and pineapple juice. Layered underneath this sourness is a soft bedding of light stone fruits; apricot flesh, ripe peaches. These fruity components are supported by a light coating of barnyard funk; damp earth, wet hay. The beer finishes very dry and tart with long lingering notes of lemon juice and peel, pineapple, apricot, leather and a buttery, vanilla tone from the barrels.

Mouthfeel:(4.5)
Medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (4.5)
Beatification is Russian River's 100% spontaneously fermented sour that is made in homage to some of the great Lambic producer's of Belgium; Cantillion, Drie Fontenien, etc. The finished product is extremely complex and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 02:38:15 | More by flayedandskinned
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Wantbeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-07-2014 19:46:17 | More by Wantbeer
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.6%

01-07-2014 18:14:53 | More by taylor714914
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rflips86

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

01-07-2014 05:38:32 | More by rflips86
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

01-07-2014 03:45:54 | More by zekeman17
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-06-2014 22:08:29 | More by Jas45678
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bccocx

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-06-2014 20:26:56 | More by bccocx
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +9.6%

01-06-2014 18:34:38 | More by sclitch
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2014 17:27:07 | More by ThatsThatDude
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elNopalero

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Batch 003

Tried at a bottle share. Thank you to the anonymous beer advocate who brought this!

This pours a champagne orange-golden, with an incredibly bright white cap of foam.

The aroma is unmistakably tart, with a lemony-orange hop character. Dry and peppery, with a tart sourness that pops on the palate. Incredible.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 02:40:18 | More by elNopalero
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mc4z

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2014 21:54:16 | More by mc4z
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ThaddeusGhostal

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

01-05-2014 20:24:37 | More by ThaddeusGhostal
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BierJager89

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden, a bit hazy with a white foamy head that quickly fades to a ring.

S: Earthy, fruity nose, a touch of lemon and grass.

T: Tart lemon, orange, oak and white wine flavors, the overused barrels that they use really help to mellow out the tartness.

M: Medium bodied.

O: The mellowness of this beer makes it the most drinkable sour I've ever had. Is it the best? It's hard to say. They all taste somewhat similar within their respective styles to me. 95

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 20:09:29 | More by BierJager89
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kdown

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

01-05-2014 18:39:52 | More by kdown
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-05-2014 17:56:57 | More by nesarebad
Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.