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Russian River Beatification (Batch 001)

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Blonde Ale aged in New Belgium La Folie barrels for 23 months. Batch 001 is softer on the palate than Batch 001 - PH1. The PH1 batch was aged in one of New Belgium's favorite barrels. Refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 001. Review from July 6, 2014. Sampled next to Batch 6. Batch 001 is significantly darker. Amber with a small white head. Smell has a lot of red wine, oak, light acidity and oxidation. Tastes much less sour than Batch 6. Heavier malt and even some sweetness. Red wine flavors are strong. Oaky and slightly oxidized finish, but not bad. Almost flat. Glad I got to try this, but if it ever was as good as current batches of Beatification, it certainly isnít anymore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (9575) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle of PH1 and Batch 1 at Jamesí 10k tasting.
PH1 Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big cheesy funk on the nose, wood and brett. Big and tangy, acid is still bright, full of funk and barnyard. Long bright acid. Tons of depth and flavor going on here. Long tartness, lingering acid, super tangy. Amazing.
Batch 1 Pours a hazed amber with a hint of a white head. Less funk on the nose than the PH1, smoother. Medium bodied, a little tanginess, barnyard and funk. Long funk and wood. Good, but not the tangy wonder that was PH1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottles, batch 1 & ph1. Golden pour with white head. Tart fruit, Brett, oak and other funky aromas. Flavors are barrel oak, funk, fruit and sweet tones. Batch 1 a bit less sour in aroma and Flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiiruBierBeer (964) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Sour smell. Nicely balanced sour. Tastes kind of like Cantillon Vigneronne without the grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark yellow/brownish pour with a fleeting white head. Big malt and vinous bouquet. Really mellow with vinous notes dominating. Malt, oak, and vanilla undercurrents. Slight oxidation but not bad at all. Itís certainly not as tart as other batches. Side by side with batch 6 and there is a stark difference.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
Shared at Ehrenís backyard bottle share party, holy sh!t, thanks so much! Poured from corked bottle into tulip snifters: hazy golden colour with sudsy white foam and lace. Grainy, tart, sour, earthy, funky, hints of tart cherry, yogurt cultures, sparkling lemonade, kombucha, white wine vinegar. Profoundly earthy, fruity, woodsy, composty. One of the most phenomenol beers Iíve ever tasted. Quite possibly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by daknole as part of a full vertical of Beatification. Wow, thanks, Dak! On the pour, they all look the same - pale, somewhat cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma of acetic and lactic acid, grass, wood chips, lemon, dusty funk, cobwebs- beautiful. The flavor is the same, with tons of acidity and sourness. Bright, clean, and sharp. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Just incredible, and every batch is so closely matched.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
PH1 Bottle shared by Joel at Nook tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of horseblanket, funk, oak, lemon, white wine and sour funk. Medium body. Held up incredibly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Smell of wine barrel, lemon and fruit. Vineous flavor, wine, fruity and held uprridiculously well. Best beat ive ever had by a long shot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dodgrblu (732) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from Timfoolery, born in January 2012, sour in all phases. Great, have some. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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