Sanctification | Russian River Brewing Company

SanctificationSanctification
BA SCORE
96%
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4.33 w/ 2,742 ratings
SanctificationSanctification
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Who’s afraid of the "big bad BRETT?" We’ll tell you who: winemakers! Because of our close proximity to several hundred wineries, we often get winemakers visiting our brewery. (After all, it takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!) Because we use 100% Brettanomyces yeast to ferment Sanctification, most winemakers will only smell the glass, and only a very few will venture to taste the beer. They think the Brettanomyces will attach to their clothing and end up in their winery. A simple solution was offered: keep a smudge pot burning at the door of our brewery so they can burn their clothes when exiting, but even that was not enough. After giving it more thought, we concluded that winemakers think Brettanomyces might scar their taste buds and possible even permeate their skin? Either way, Sanctification is one of the most unique beers you will ever taste! It was fermented with 100% Brettanomyces, rather than the traditional Saccharomyces.

Added by Bierman9 on 10-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#417
Reviews:
626
Ratings:
2,742
Liked:
2,632
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,186
Gots:
855
Trade:
54
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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96% out of 100 with 2,742 ratings
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