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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours hazy orange with a fizzy off-white head. Solid citric to acidic aroma. Barnyard and horseblanket too. Citric, orange fruity, apple and solid fruity flavoured. Lingering and smooth and fruity flavoured, citric and orange fruity with a nice wooden note following. Dry and wooden dryness into a lasting fruity and dry fruity finish. Lasting fruity impression, quite fresh. Biting acidic finish, quite tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (32193) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet yet at the same time acidic with primary notes of wood. The flavor is acidic with notes of wood and grapefruit. Leading to a dry acidic end, where the notes of wood still lingers around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of Sliffy. Very unclear amber golden with a small, off-white head. Distincly sour and somewhat rotten (in a positive sense!) aroma. Medium body with a distinct Brett-like sourness with noble rot. Not really any bitterness but acidic all the way through. Much closer to a Gueuze than to a Flemish Sour. Interesting indeed. 191206

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Cloudy deep golden, brief head. Citric nose. Very dry with lively spritzy mouthfeel. Citric acidity mixes with wood and strawberry. Fairly light bodied with near Cantillon-like acidity. Fresh and flavourful. Really good, but yet not my favourite from this excellent brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
11th June 2009
Hazy gold beer. Dry crisp palate. Very sour beer, just the right side of total lemon juice. - ie just about drinkable. A small amount of woodiness provides some relief. Not for me thanks.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (18666) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (16053) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
LCRBM2. Thanks to Phil_l for bringing this back from the States. Gorgeous sourness on the aroma. Very sour, but rounded in mouth, some toffee, then great balanced lemon sourness on finish. Good beer. Would like a whole bottle to myself for a better deScription.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
Batch PH1. The pour is much like any other batch of Beatification: pale golden with a large white head. Smell is intensely acidic and lactic. Lots of lemon and lemon juice type aromas. A musty funk of oak and grass, sort of similar to actual gueuze. The flavor is amazingly sour, one of the sourest American sours out there. Great lemon/lactic acidity, which is very bright and clean. Grass, straw, and oak along with a touch of earthy funk round out the flavor. Medium in body with a very lively carbonation and dry, puckering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (14076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2006
Cloudy dull amber. Big oaky, leather aroma with hints of grape, peach candy, old cheese. Really tart. Very leathery, oaky, a bit grapey flavour. Lively body. So dry and flavourful, very gueuze-like, but the carbo is a shade too high to bring out the best in this beer. PH1.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2007
(375ml bottle, Batch 001, thanks kmweaver) Minimal off-white head with cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, Bret/funk, chalky, light creamy. Taste is mild sweet, lemon, some funk, light orange. Acidic light-medium body.

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