Beatification | Russian River Brewing Company

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,651
Reviews:
562
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
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3,183
Gots:
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For Trade:
45
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Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 5 poured into a Hill Farmstead Goblet

Pours an orange yellow with a big fluffy white head that dissipates leaving no lacing on the glass.
Smells of citrus, lemon, barnyard funk shoot out of the glass at me
Funky oaky lemony goodness all over my mouth with a nice dry finish
Nice prickly carb on this guy . Light dry and tart
Another wonderful wild ale put forth by Russian River Brewery...excellent beer.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mlaroche for trading this to me, been wanting to try this one for awhile.

Bottled 01/10/12
6% ABV

Pours a golden yellow color with a thin head that quickly disappears, no lacing on the glass.

Wow, I can tell this is going to be a sour kick to the private parts just based on aroma alone, huge lactic citrus notes with a slight touch of funk to change up the scent.

Taste is as anticipated and even strong, really sets my tongue off with a huge sour bite on the sides, instantly makes my mouth water afterward, a bit too strong though with the sour since it covers up most of the complexity, takes several sips before the mouth can adapt and make out the subtle woody character, carbonation is appropriately high and explosive even though it looks flat in the glass.

Definitely a sipper and not something I could enjoy on a daily basis but a treat nevertheless.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of jimmy82063
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting to try this and turning 50 seems to be a good enough reason. Bottled on 1/10/12.

A) Nice golden hue and the fizzy head quickly dissipates.

S) Mostly a nice tangy lemon.

T) I get lemon, grapes, orange peel which are all nicely tied together by the tartness. What a great taste. Can't get enough!

M) Again the tartness is outstanding, just bordering on being overly so but not crossing the line.

O) Outstanding!

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 2,651 ratings.
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