Sanctification | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,721
Reviews:
624
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,186
Gots:
857
For Trade:
55
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Photo of matthewrdale
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warmbier804
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaulFox
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of locoformavs
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden with huge barrage of really tiny bubbles, a hint of haze and a finger of off white head.

Smells of Brett right off the bat. Apple cider, apple sauce, hints of pear and Belgian pale ale qualities, and even perhaps a hint of candy sugar.

Wow, I am loving this brew. It has this amazing balance of sweet and sour, Brett as the main star, then light, fruity pear and apples, and hints of orchard flowers all dancing the finale. Jam and jello in there too.

Light and and spritz like carbonation, light body, and a balance of buoyancy.

Got at Russian River in Santa Rosa a couple months ago, drinking in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Dec 3rd, 2016. Amazing brew. Really, really is, and must be tried if you ever have a chance.

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Photo of schimschim
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samdaddy
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: clear pale yellow. Thin white head

S: funk. Citrus pith. Wine Grapes.

T: citrus peel. Funk. Yeasty bread. Sourdough.

F: super dry and crisp bite

O: overall very solid. Good nuances and flavor.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 6/19/15
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The appearance is a clear, light golden color with a little bit of fine head.

The smell is about tops that a dominantly brett beer can be. There's candied corn and a soapy pineapple scent – trust me, it's nice. It's floral and candied at the same time. I haven't run across anything quite like this.

The thing is, what's awesome on the nose isn't necessarily awesome for the taste, although the taste is plenty good. It absolutely has the sweetness and floral character, along with some general herbs. And it has that mycocine heartiness that's great for those of us who love savoriness. I think I might have compared something else to cottage cheese with pineapple, and this is going down that path. I'm re-reading what I've typed, and... this is a beer? (Yes.)

The feel is about par for the quality that the brewery is known for. Good weight, but the carbonation has a bit of prickliness. The aftertaste is enjoyable, though.

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Photo of JoeyStats707
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 2,721 ratings.
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