Sanctification | Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle into tulip.

A: slight haze on a bright blonde body. carb is ripping to the surface. head is bright white. made up of big bubbles. great retention, spotted lacing.

S: gentle. a little bit of chamomile. toasted, vanilla oak notes. smells dry.

T: starts a bit tart. lemon drops. a barny flavor is in there, but not that strong. finish is actually a bit grainy and then dries out almost completely except for a lemon rind flavor. mostly dry.

M: almost effervescent. light/medium body.

D: not overly complex, but still highly drinkable. the tartness is pretty mellow and this is definitely more on the barnyard side of Brett. a good beginner brew for people looking to get into sours.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle. Batch 11/28/2012

Appearance: Pours a dark yellow, almost golden color. Slightly hazy in the glass. A moderate pour yielded almost 4 fingers of an off white soapy head that dissipated reasonably quickly.

Smell: Lemon zest, citrus, apricot, white grape, bretty funk.

Taste: Sour grape, vinegar, tart green apples, some breadiness, Belgian yeast spiciness. Sourness is medium.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation. The carbonation gives it a bit of a rough mouthfeel

Overall: Probably my least favorite of the RR sours I've tried, but still an excellent beer. Refreshing and pretty easy to drink. It tastes kind of like a sour saison. Definitely worth picking up a bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle poured into RR Steamed Glass

A; Dark yellow, golden with a white head composted of large, high carbonation bubbles that dissipated within a few seconds of pouring. Beer continues to create a lot of bubbles from that rise from the bottom of the glass in a very straight column starting from the bottom of the glass.

S: A dry smell, yet fruity and quite aromatic even from a distance. Almost slightly wine like but just very characteristic of the Brett used in fermentation (fermented with 100% Brettanomyces).

T: Very light and refreshing. A slight fruitiness comes through but is very subtle. Hints of white wine, although not a wine drinker so this could be inaccurate, but light bodied with a very crisp finish.

M: Feel is gentle for a 100% Brett beer. Dry through-out but finishes with a slight bitterness and slight fruity character.

O: Very refreshing beer to have during a hot summer day or late at night when your craving something out of the ordinary or even when treating yourself to something special for no real occasion like my self at the moment. But regardless, really enjoying this RR brew. Very unique brew with a light and subtle character yet complex and unique. I guess that's what you get when you have a brewery in the heart of California Wine country, a brewery and beer that speaks for itself and stands out naturally.

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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
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