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
Ratings:
2,650
Reviews:
561
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
3,183
Gots:
567
For Trade:
45
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Ratings: 2,650 |  Reviews: 561
Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donovansill
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bauers
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of StoutFox
3.39/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

I have to say i was a bit disappointed by this one. I have had a few other sours from RR but this is my least favorite to date. not as sour or as oaky as i expected. more malty with hints of apple and pears. very mild peppery on the back end and a not so sharp sour zing. would probably try again if from a different patch or aged much longer.

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Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raspy22
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Doajaq77
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Not great fresh, needs a few years to taste good. Funky goodness

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Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheAnk
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeantownBrews
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage poured into a snifter:

Cloudy pour, no head
Smells sour, some cherry
Tart but not overpowering, slight complexity with some of the wood and brett flavors poking through
A bit flat
Overall okay, but not my favorite RR wild

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

Photo of berben30
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nfedas
2.25/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bjlynch83
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wordemupg
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Notes from a ways back...
clear golden liquid, lemon, funk, hay, lots of wood, socks, sour but doesn't turn your mouth inside out, wish I had a bigger sample of the stuff...

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Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beatification from Russian River Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 2,650 ratings.
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