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Russian River Beatification (Batch 001)

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (875) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
001-PH1. I finally had the opportunity to try this beer, despite trying for a very long time. Amber orange body with a tall and quickly disappearing fizzy white head. This is pretty clear for the most part but got murkier at the end of the bottle despite my efforts to decant. Lots of citrus tartness in the aroma with a bit of mustyness. There is a ton going on in the flavour, fruits, cherries, bretty sourness, citrus, and green apples. Huge carbonation but itís not harsh, instead it bubbles smoothly over the tongue. Nice mouthfeel and flavour, really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiiruBierBeer (386) - 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 (2749) - 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 (1558) - 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 (7103) - 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 (9982) - , 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 (653) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (14364) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty and funky attic, peppery cotrus. Taste is softly sour citrus, grapefruit. Nice complexity and character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kcillini77 (3) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
Incredible beer. Sour, funky. Not too boozy. Great way to end the evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2781) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Served side by side with PH1 and batches 002-004. We forgot to bring batch 005. Oh well...Bottles shared by craytonic and ygtbsm94. Thanks Matt and Brad! The beer is straw yellow, fairly hazy, small white head. The aroma is barnyard funk, lemons, hay. Sour, funky, delightful. Beatification is one of my favorite wild ales from Russian River, so lining up this vertical was a sublime experience for me. PH1 was slightly more acidic than batch 001. Both very tasty.

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