Sanctification | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-27-2004

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

Pale wheat / yellow-gold and hazy in colour with a billowy head that doesn't hold long.

Smells slightly sour, and this is the first beer I've really got a sense of bubblegum from, although the yeasty scents are more mild than expected. There are some notes of white grapes and green apple. Pretty tart smelling.

Tastes pretty similar to the scent, although much more forward with the sourness. Again white grapes and green apple with some musty and wheaty undertones.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on. Slightly spritzy but smooth with a very pleasantly dry finish.

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

Reviewed from notes from 4/14

A- Pours a slightly less than clear pale hay color. It is capped with a finger of white bubbles that dissipates quickly to a collar that maintains well thanks to lots of lively carbonation. A little lacing is left on the glass.

S- The Primary Aroma is bubble gum and Belgian candi-sugar. Mild tartness, grapes, some dry white wine, and some tannins.

T- The flavor is bright and much more tart than expected from the nose. This actually reminds me a lot of an oak aged saison like Surette. White wine grapes, Belgian yeast, and a good bit of oakiness.

M- The mouth feel is a bit thin, but has great carbonation. It finishes extremely dry.

O- Overall this is a very good sour blonde, but nothing incredible. This would be a good intro to sour beers, especially for converting wine drinkers.

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Sanctification from Russian River Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 2,724 ratings.
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