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Beatification | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#63
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
2,683
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3,179
Gots:
572
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,683 |  Reviews: 564
Photo of skiking70
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimbigner
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElChapo13
4.97/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of anteatr23
3.74/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transluscent pale orange with champagne like carbonation. Smells of apple juicy, slightly reminiscent of vinegar. Taste is powerfully sour, fruity and mostly easy drinking. Mouthfeel is somewhat harsh despite this bottle being nearly 5 years old. Hasn't mellowed out too much. Still, enjoyed it.

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Photo of MatthewGrapeHead
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wlynch
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durlta
4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sordyl
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at the ol' source. Been waiting to try this for ages. Very hazy. No head. Very sour smelling and tasting. Noticeable dry wine character. Lingering yet punctual flavor. Not surprised this is a highly regarded brew. I learned about sours through the -ation series from Russian River. Maybe the sheen has worn off just a but but this was still a well prescribed notch in the belt.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSW
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spark3148857
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

A: Golden color, totally clear, with a thin uniform white head that has solid retention and light lacing in the glass.

A: Earthy funk, with complex wild barnyard aromas light oak and sourness.

T: Bright and crisp with earthy, wild, funky barnyard flavors, give way to a clean, well balanced sourness and dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Outstanding, the beer has an amazingly complex earthy, funky, barnyard aroma and flavor, making it delicious to drink and enjoy!

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Photo of heymikew
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dadthew
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnbuffalo
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Brilliant murky golden color.
Aroma: Sour Vinegar, earthy, lemony.
Taste: Pleasantly sour, not ripping the enamel off my teeth. Straw and fruity flavors.
Mouthfeel: Refreshingly lighter mouthfeel and carb. Tart flavors linger on the tongue.
Overall: A world class sour. It's subtleties make it a sour that you can savor.

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Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donovansill
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bauers
4.92/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle aged close to 4 years (2013 edition). One if the best wild ales I've ever had. Lots of fruity flavor and not too sour for my taste. Could drink all day!

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Photo of ConradKenney
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 2,683 ratings
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