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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
PH1 bottle thanks to drewbeerme! Sampled next to batch 2 and 3. Pours a very clear yellow golden a small fizzy white head. Aroma of light vanilla, delicate balanced acidity, touch nutty, a nice sour blonde. Flavor is at first very white winey, champagne, clean, medium strong clean sourness, very tolerable but still with a nice kick, light green grape, brett aftertaste, tart white wine. Spritzy clean fizzy carbonation, perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
A version that is a blend between a 8 month and a 15 months barrel aging. The pour is straw yellow with no transparency and with a fine white head that has an almost milky white edge. A classic sour nose with citric and young green grapes topped with lactic hints. The palate and mouthfeel seems to be a bit thin and turns in to a finish that most of all can be described as sour and lactic. Not that interesting actually with a sourness that are pretty unnuanced and streight forward....still good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Dry as a desert and as sour as my ex.. a fantastic example of the style. Brought back as a random pick. I was the only one who loves Sour ale’s... you have to love them.. but you will be richly rewarded. Hoppy love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Ph1 beatification   Thanks Andrew. Delicate Herbal earthiness citrus touch of hay   Fizzy carbonation. Lots of citrus grapes light sweetness vinegar balanced. Sugars acids and tartness balaced well. 8/4/9/5/16 4.1 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
375ml bottle from davecooks, barrel PH1, huge thanks Dave. Rating #203. Pours orangish/gold and a little hazy (drinking the bottom of the bottle).Sour aroma and a bit funky and fruity. Light tart flavor and a little more fruitiness, very tasty and surprisingly drinkable. (1137)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle at woodshop 5.0 Not sure who poured it. Aroma is fruity and tart. Woody and light oxidation...but not in a bad way. Flavor is sour, but not mouth puckering. Fruit is still there, oak is still showing. Awesome beer to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Pours a pale yellow and almost clear. The aroma consists of a huge brett smell, grass and funk. This beer is extremely dry and as sour as they come. Quite possibly the best beer I have tasted to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1173) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Shared by hophead22. Very tangy, tart, funky yet balanced. Super sour and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
PH-1 shared by hophead22...pours light gold with a thin white head...Very tart and funky aroma..Flavor is awesome.. extreamly sour and tart, lots of funk...Crazy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Hophead22s tasting. Pours a hazy orange with a white film. Aroma is tart fruits and a bit of funk. Flavor is a sharp bitterness with some funk and a fruity spiciness. Palate is light and carbonation is low.

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