Beatification | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is very unique and inspired by breweries in the Lambic region of Belgium and, especially, our friends at Cantillon. It is 100% spontaneously fermented, meaning yeast is not added. Once the beer is brewed, it is transferred to a cool-ship or “horny” tank located in our barrel room at the pub. There it sits overnight and collects whatever funky wild yeast and bacteria may be living in the room. The next day it is transferred to oak wine barrels where it ferments wildly and ages for a few months. The end result is a wild, spontaneously fermented, sour, and tasty hand-crafted beer!

Added by hopsaplenty on 01-25-2006

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Photo of urwithdave
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle caged and corked. Poured into a tasting glass a couple of times :)

A- Pours a hazy golden color. A thin white head. Some light subtle lacing left behind. It's kind of bubbly.

A- Big bretty funky goodness right up front and in charge. There is a oak presence and slight hint of lemon. Sour and funky. A sharp chardonnay scent creeps up on me.

T- Perfect, hands down! The funky brett and sourness is absolutely amazing. Again, as in the nose, I pick up on lemon, chardonnay, oak, some more funk, a little more sourness and a little more funk. There is also some sour apple taste that I'm really enjoying. Did I mention I LOVE this beer.

M- Medium in body. A crisp dry finish. Carbonation was spot on. Leaves a lingering tartness. Again, I can't think of anything to say bad about this beer.

D- PERFECT! My favorite out of all the sours we consumed. One of my favorite beers to date!

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Photo of mikeyv35
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Date: 07/31/2010
Vintage: Batch 3
Type: 750ml. Bottle
Glassware: Portsmouth Tulip (I really need to start using a different glass!)

Tasted at The Epic Sweet & Sour Tasting I w/ wunderbeer(Ron), ShadesofGray(Ryan), and big Dan. Sweet event!

Poured a golden straw in color w/ a 1/2 finger white head that left nice lacing on the glass. The nose was of tart acidicness, light earthy funk, orange peel, and lemon zest. The taste was the same as the nose. Mouthfeel was thin and clean. I could easily drink this all night long. Everytime I say that I feel like I should quote Lionel Ritchie.

Overall, nice brew that is a pleasure to drink anytime.

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Photo of egajdzis
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

[PH1] Poured a cloudy, yellow red color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, lemon peel, sour grape, white pepper, vanilla, tropical fruits, honey dew, cherry, and strawberry. Taste of lacto, brett, vanilla, citrus, and green apple. Phenomenal beer!

[Batch 2] Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, and that special Russian River funky blend, citrus fruits, wood, light vanilla, grapes, toffee, and lemongrass. Taste was sour, some citrus, green grapes, some apple, but damn that yeast Russian River uses really eats all the sugars, quite sour, like a fresh Cantillon or 3 Fonteinen.

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Photo of BillyB
4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I shared this brew with a couple of my non-BA friends at a party. They all said it tasted like champagne. It was a hit and a lot of them were amazed that it was actually a beer.

Poured a clear light amber color with a thick one inch white foamy head.

Aromas were out of this world. Incredible funky, earthy, horseblanket, wood aromas. Musty.

Tastes of lemon and other citrusy characteristics. Also moldy, musty, funky yeast and some light sweet maltiness.

Mouthfeel is incredibly light and has a nice tingly carbonation to it.

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Photo of Biggness
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very clear amber with tiny bubbles, a 1 fingered head and minimal lacing. The smell is of sour cherries. For being barrel aged so long you can barely taste that flavor because the sour flavor is so powerful, yet good, I really enjoy this bottle. A very slick mouthfeel and for a sour certainly one of the more drinkable beers I have had.

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Photo of lhaqq
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange-wheat colored body with a fluffy crisp yellow white head.
S: Sour grapes, champagne, green apples.
T: Sour grapes and green apples, some wheat and sparkling white wine.
M: High carbonation, a bit hard to drink quickly. Fairly light body.
D: Had a couple glasses, but not masking too high of an abv.

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Photo of Bobheed
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very clear, very bright golden color with about a one and a half finger soapy white head. Lots of carbonation visible

S: Lots of lemon, lots of vinegar kind of smells, a very good amount of an herbal funkiness.

T: Taste follows the nose fairly well, lots of tartness mostly, the funk was a little lost here. It was still there, but not as much as the nose led me to believe. I'll have to see if that changes through aging though, which may be the case. Very sour with lots of lemon and vinegar though.

M: A bit thicker than I expected, but not a "thick beer" by any means. Extremely dry and it feels like the acid just ripped all the enamel off my teeth.

Overall this was pure awesomeness. My favorite sour from RR and one of my favorite beers overall. I can't to see what some more age does to these beasts.

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Photo of RoninTK3
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a Krombacher glass.

A - Gold with a bit of head and bubbles rising to the top. Champagne like effect

S - Lemon, orange, sour candy

T - Very, very sour. Lots of grapefruit and orange. Incredible sour.

M - Light body with lots of carbonation. The sourness lingers.

O - Great beer. One of the best I've had and every bit as good as Supplication.

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Photo of mattsdenney
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unexpected gift from a friend in California. Bottle dated 9/11/13, a little over 10 months old.

Pours with very little head. Hazy, light yellow in color. Smells fresh and tart. Fruity, flowery, and hints of vanilla. Wow, this is sour. What I get after that initial pucker is fresh citrus, earthiness, and a smooth vanilla oak aftertaste. This is one of the most flavorful beers I've ever had. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly. The natural fermentation yields a perfect feel. Overall I'm really impressed with this beer and I'm not a huge fan of sours. This is one of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of MiguelMandingo
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 750ml Bottle into a Snifter.

Appearance - Pours a transparent honey gold into the glass. The head is minimal and leaves virtually no lacing behind as it dissipates. The head becomes a thin halo around the rim of the glass. The head retention is minimal - a swirl of the glass brings the head back for a moment, but then quickly dissipates once more.

Smell - The smell is pretty awesome. There is a large fruit component is this one. I detect green apple, green apple skins, sour grape, lemon and a small bit of cherry. The wild yeast makes a large appearance here, there is a lot of funk from the Brett and a large sour component as well. There is a slight oakiness as well.

Taste - The taste is very similar to the smell, but far more pronounced. Green apple, green apple skins, sour grapes, and lemon all make for the main fruit flavors. The sour comes through pretty strong. There is more sour in the flavor than in the scent, and vice versa for the funk. Light oakiness - not at all overpowering.

Mouthfeel - Man, this is really smooth for a sour. While the sour is powerful and you can feel it all over the inside of your mouth, it glides down the throat. Light/medium bodied.

Drinkability - Man this is a drinkable wild ale - the mark of a good one in my book. The flavors are melded perfectly. This beer is a work of art. Get some and horde it.

Thanks to midaszero for the bottle. Much appreciated sir.

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Photo of OldSock
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch PH1

Appearance - 375 ml bottle of the PH1 graciously traded to me by bennetj17. The bottle opens with the kind of energetic pop normally reserved for champagne. As I pour Beatification into a wine glass it only makes a small effort to inflate a choppy head, but quickly loses interest and lets it fall. The La Folie barrel has contributed some red/amber tones to the pale base beer. The first pour has just a hint of haze whereas the second pour in nearly opaque from the sediment.

Smell - At first there is a rush of lambic-like acidity, but it almost immediately dissipates into lavender and perfume. As the beer warms the vanilla laden oak appears and a hint of vinegar emerges. So good I kept smelling the empty glass even after the beer was gone.

Taste - The acidity is beautiful, soft like fresh squeezed lemons. There are a multitude of flavors ranging from dried flowers to toasted oak to the occasional sour cherry. The sourness strikes a perfect balance with the other components, it complements without being overbearing or lasting.

Alcohol? Hops? Malt? Who needs them! This is just acids, esters and funk.

Mouthfeel - Despite being such a small and dry beer the sharp carbonation and tartness cover up its slender body.

Drinkability & Notes - Its amazing what 2 years in a La Folie barrel have done to Redemption. A beer unlike any other, closest to a gueuze that isn't completely obscured by sourness. Another masterpiece from one of the great brewing artists; God how I wish I had a case of these to nurse for the next 10 years...

Batch 002 (Spontaneous)

Appearance - Perfectly clear golden-yellow. Thin white head with decent retention for a sour beer. The second pour brings some haze from the yeast sediment.

Smell - An amazingly distinct grapefruit aroma, there is some apricot, and pineapple as well. Some acidity, but it is not sharp or acetic.

Taste - Very citrusy (citric acid?), different than any sourness I have tasted in a beer. Vinnie has said that his large Kloeckera apiculata flora is responsible for this character. There is some rougher Brett/Gueuze like funk, but it is mostly hidden behind the fruitiness. Very little oak character due to the used barrels, just a pure expression of the RR house funk.

Mouthfeel - The lingering coating acidity dominates the mouthfeel. The body is not as thin or highly carbonated as a Gueuze, but it is still thin and spritzy.

Drinkability & Notes - It's been awhile since I wrote a review, but figured this one was worth it. It isn't as good as the first batch, it lacks the same drinkability and complexity, but it is still one of the most distinct and interesting American sour ales out there. Thanks to Dyan for the bottle.

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Photo of MrFootstones
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch pH1

Pours a bright, peachy, warm goldenrod. A nice head forms and immediately dies, leaving absolutely no foam. 4

Reminds me of Lost Abbey sours in the nose. Lots of tropical and stone fruits are apparent, possibly derived from the touch of acetobacter present in the ph1 barrel. Sweet, ripe, sun warmed fresh off the tree peaches, minimal phenolic funk. Beautiful. 5

Fresh ripe peaches, must cellar funk, citrus pith bitterness, tangy acetobacter. Age is detectable but this beer is amazing. Holding up well and just fantastic. 4.5

Nice full carbonation, does just fine here. 4

So lucky to be trying this. Really spectacular and worlds better than batch 001. A different beer than future batches, really something special. 5

Batch 002

Pours clear and bright golden, no head. 4

Smells dank and stanky. Marijuana, enteric funk, dirt, tangy nectarines. Incredibly tart, lactic sourness is ridiculous. Damp, musty wood and cellar-ness. 5

Earth, damp oak, lemons (juice and pith), so funky and so sour. This stuff is ridiculous. 4.5

Nice carbonation, leaves your mouth puckered, bone dry, and tannin'd. 4

Fantastic stuff. Really cool try it next to pH1. Way more sour and funky. One of the best American wilds out there. 5

Batch 003, reviewed 12/15/2008, 3 years before the rest of this vertical.

Appearance: It was simply beautiful. I poured it into an almost completely spherical goblet and it looked like a beautiful glowing orb reminiscent of the sun. The head quickly receded, but lasted long enough for me to get some great aroma. 4.5

Smell: Magnificent! Pure cheesy, barnyard, horse blanket funk. I was hoping the flavor would deliver like the scent did... 5

Taste: This was damn good. Super sour lemons initially, then that barnyard funk hits. It finishes with the flavor of a well aged ripe cheese. 5

Mouthfeel: My saliva glands exploded as it hit my mouth. You know when you drink a really gnarly lambic? Yeah, like that. It was crispy yet smooth. It burnt my chapped lips something fierce. Oh yeah. 4.5

Drinkability: I thought I wouldn't want a whole bottle, so I split it with my friend, but I could have sipped on this all night. It was great how the flavor developed as it warmed, and every sip was an explosion of flavor. It probably takes someone who has really acquired the taste of really wild sours to love this, but if you like this style and you get one of the 750ml bottles, keep it to yourself!

Overall, this was a real treat. I wish it was not so expensive, but I will have to get one or two more bottles. This jumped into my top 5 beers. Easily. 4.5

Batch 004. Thanks, Craig.

Pours clear and bright straw with a nice head which recedes into a thin film. 4.5

Smells lemony, funky, powdery, and citric. Smarties also make a guest appearance. 4.5

Lemony and sour at first sip. Musty, damp oak is prominent and lasts long into the finish. This is beatification alright. 4

Mouthfeel is great. Very full from dense carbonation. Light on the palate but not at all too effervescent. 4.5

Good stuff. Less complex and funky than it's predecessors, but I look forward to seeing what it does with age. 4.5

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Photo of NoLiberty
3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours into a glass that sits next to a glass of Boon Geuze. Color is a golden straw and slightly cloudy. Initial head that settles into almost nothing. No lacing and very calm all around.

The aroma is very funky, lots of sweaty horse blanket quality with subtle tartness. Light sweet fruitiness. It's truly a farmhouse smelling beer with some light citrus spike and floral orange. Very nice.

Taste is pretty tart overall, with seemingly strong acetobacter characteristics and possibly vinegary notes way down. The beer has a very tart bite. Alcohol finishes out and gives a soft flavor to the end.

Mouthfeel is quite flat, not too carbonated. Pretty dry without much sweetness. Light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good but a little over the top with tartness so not something you could sip on for too long. Nice flavors and interesting qualities.

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Photo of abfraser
3.8/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 002

A: Hazy golden yellow/orange. Pours with virtually no head. Fairly active carbonation bubbling up to the top that quickly mellows

S: Tart green apples. Funky, a little musty.

T/M: Vert tart; probably the tartest beer I've had. Tastes like sour green apples. Earthy. Dry. Not as light bodied, carbonated and crisp as a Belgium gueuze. Interesting stuff.

D: Drinkable in the sense that it's low in abv. But unless you enjoy Warheads regularly you probably aren't going to consume more than a glass of this.

Of the RRBC sours, I put this one last. It's a little too tart for my tastes. But that doesn't mean it's not an interesting one.

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

At the Russian River brewpub. Awesome timing, as I happend to be in NoCal on the weekend it was released. 375ml bottle poured into a goblet.
Poured with a finger of foamy white head. Cloudy straw-colored body, and the head dissipated quickly with no lacing on the glass. Smelled SOUR! Vinegery brett all throughout the intense aroma. Some citus as well. Tasted as I expected from the smell- citrusy sour and tangy. Excellent flavor that lingers for a while. Lots of zip in the mouthfeel, fairly lightweight, and very fitting for the taste. Overall, an excellent wild ale, but extremely sour, so definitely not for everyone. Gotta grab a few bottles to take home...

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

A: Hay, golden color. Almost completely clear. Oily looking head. Some champagne-like bubbles floating to the top. I like the color and clarity. Very warm color, like sun rays on a Sunday morning.

S: Citrus. Strong oak aroma. Barnyard funk. Sharp acidity, more on the lactic side. Yeast. Maybe some glue? Overall, it has a very Lambic-like profile. Superb.

T: Sourness in front of tongue. Even more midpalate. Same flavors as in aroma. Slightly bitter, dry aftertaste. Alcohol not found, thank god, because that is my main complaint about American sours (including most other RR's).

M: Carbonation is medium. Body is, of course, bone dry, but with plenty of acidity to balance.

O: Extremely drinkable. I compared this side-by-side with Sanctification and found it much more complex, sour, and balanced. Slightly disappointing, since I can find Sanctification much more easily. I guess you really need to let nature do its work without intervening to create a thing of beauty. Get it if and while you can.

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Photo of SethB2
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch 01. I have the PH too, to sample later.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Orangish, apricot color with a pilowy head that disipates fairly quickly. Well carbonated. Just a swirl of the glass with put more foam on top.

S - First, let me start by saying that I could smell this thing as soon as the cork popped from over two feet away. Smells of funky apples, almost ciderish, with subtle fruits in the background. The Bret is there too, bringing a vinegar quality to it as well. Great stuff.

T - Sour apples start, but very soon the earthy flavors push them out of the way. At the finish, this baby will make you pucker, while at the same time reminding you of a sweet Belgian. It is very difficult to describe and I'm not sure I've ever tasted anything like this. I like it a lot, however. Very unique.

M - Maybe a tad overcarbonated and a little thin, but I suppose that is OK for this wide-open style. As one would guess, this is a very dry beer, but in a good way.

D - Not a problem. I love it.

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Photo of bcm119
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 into a tulip glass. Hazy straw color with some mottled white lace. Dry citrus aroma with yeasty funk. Starts off with a punch of tart unripe raspberry and citrus. It shows a lot of complexity mid-palate, with orange rind and tropical fruit unfolding into some barnyardy funk, and finishing musty with a touch of aged cheese. Dry throughout with lingering tartness.

The closest thing to a Belgian Gueze I've had from an American brewer. One of those beers that keeps you guessing, and sipping. Impressive complexity for the ABV. Although this may be one of the most impressive beers I've had in terms of brewing perfection, the price is tough to overlook. I'd sooner spend $24 on a good pinot or zin.

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Photo of kmcnair
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 001 - PH1, 375ml bottle, caged & corked.

Pours a hazy copper color and makes a fizzy sizzling white head. Head is rather short and fades quickly into a thin ring of medium sized bubbles.

Aroma is tart with some big sour citrus, earthy barnyard funk and vinegar.

Flavor is moderately sour with a lemony citric bite, barnyard qualities carry well into the flavor, very earthy. All hop characteristics are hidden by sour/funk. Very nicely balanced, strong acidic intensity but not overbearing.

Crisp, light bodied, very carbonated, some astringency and a very dry finish.

Quite good!

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Photo of ikats
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am tasting a bottle from batch 002, so it's about 2.5 years old (treated well all this time). Pours gold in color, fairly light, with white head that barely exists. It is clear at first, but as I poured the rest of the bottle it became hazy. Aroma is wonderful. First thing that comes to mind - funk. Tartness is clearly there. Maybe a bit of barnyard notes, and there is definitely some light, fruity sweetness. The beer is tart, but not in extreme way (at least not for me), which makes it quite pleasant. I'm guessing in the past couple of years it mellowed out a bit. Tasting beer first I am hit with tartness, but sweetness is left in the aftertaste. It's very drinkable for the style, and has medium body. Not a lot in terms of carbonation.

I'll be honest, I am a big fan of Russian River (kind of makes it hard living in New York), and this bottle does not disappoint. I am enjoying it very much. And my bottle was signed by Vinnie at a fest some time ago (irrelevant for the taste, but still fun to mention).

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Photo of PerzentRizen
3.87/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Batch 002
Bottle Serving: 375 mL
%ABV: 6.00%

Poured into a Duvel glass this wild has a cloudy golden color with a frothy and retreating head that quickly dissapates to a few bubbles around the edge of the glass.

The Aromas are very crisp, refined, and citrusy. There is a ton of white vinegar in the nose along with dry tannins and light oak. I can definately smell the chardonay in this beer.

First taste is like an intense puckering tart candy. It's like a flavor explosion in the mouth. There is a ton of lemon, vinegar, and lime. This would be the perfect beer with fajitas and handmade corn tortillas.

Mouthfeel is extremely light and airy. There's a little carbonation on the tongue; just enough to increase the tartness of the beer.

Drinkabilty is a tough one to nail on this beer. I could drink one of these every year and be good so I can't say it's really all that drinkable. I don't want to break out the 750 in the cellar by any means. I do think the tastes, smells, and other components are great just not something I'd go back to repeatedly. I will try this again.

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Photo of Verecund
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 3 opened on May 4, 2011, to celebrate the end of 1L.

Golden yellow with nice clarity. A one-finger head recedes and the beer is perfectly still, waiting.

Huge lemon-lime acidity. White vinegar. Some mushroom funkiness, hay, and light must.

Vaguely reminiscent of a gueuze, albeit with an extra dose of citric acidity. A hint of oak lasts unattended for the first second, then a nice blend of lemon-juice acidity, green apple tang, and just a tiny bit of citrus (orange?) sweetness near the finish. Very acidic, very tart, very vinegary – if B2 is every more acidic, I’ll pass. There’s a discernible though almost overwhelmed oak tannic and mushroom earthiness throughout, most noticeable as a contrast to the sweeter notes. Mostly acidic though.

Medium, medium light and surprisingly slick, if not oily, the finish lingers on and on. Lower carbonation. When life gives you lemons –

One of the best wild ales out there, at least in my experience. The gueuze comparisons are inevitable, though this is less balanced and more overtly tart and less funky than befits that style. So clean and sharp, though not without its rawness. A treat, and one of the bars for the style.

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Photo of camil1mj
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Romulux at our recent Holiday tasting.

A: Light yellow with off-white bubbly head. Some lacing present.

S: SOUR FUNKINESS TO THE MAX! Lots of nosehair curling acidity.

T: The most mouth puckering sour I have had. Loved it. Like shocktarts in a glass.

M: Light and bubbly. Very refreshing.

O: So glad to have checked this one off. I will be glad to try this again when the new batch comes out.

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Photo of bret27
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of photomike

S: Bretty, tart, crisp

A: cloudy yellow

T: Lemon juice, sour all the way from start to finish, very dry in the finish.

M: Thin and extremely dry

D: very good. Dryness keeps you wanting more.

Overall: Maybe the most sour beer I've ever had. Though not super complex, the sour dryness keeps you coming back for more over and over, despite the need for TUMS.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 002. Hazy, yellow gold pour with a small short lived, fizzy, white head. Oaky funk aroma with notes of butterscotch, grass, herbs, bread and yeast. Immensly sour flavor upfront with some white grape hints, butterscotch, slight oak on the finish, lemon, grass, sipcy hops, apple and yeast. Medium body. Very dry finish and livlely carbonation.

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Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 2,558 ratings.
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