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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Although we enjoyed aging Batch #1 in used La Folie barrels from New Belgium Brewery, one of which was the renowned PH1 barrel, Batch #2 is something completely different. After a trip to Belgium in 2006, Vinnie successfully tried his hand at spontaneous fermentation using traditional, and not so traditional, Lambic methods. Out of respect for our Belgian brewing friends, we call this style “Sonambic”, a portmanteau between Sonoma and Lambic.

We stole this term from our friend Brian Hunt at Moonlight, our local farmhouse brewery. In 2007, we executed a second spontaneous fermentation, making yet another batch of Sonambic. This year, we blended those two batches to create our second bottling of Beatification which we are very excited about! Batch #2 has a big grapefruit aroma and grapefruit rind flavor with funky Brettanomyces and a tart finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (4184) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
375ml bottle, poured into a duvel tulip. Hazy orange pour, with a medium white head. The aroma is impressive. Grapefruit, lemon, grapefruit zest, apricot, orange, honey, wet hay. Swirling the beer brings up some yeast, and strong pungent citrus zest, and loads and loads of funk. The mouth feel is spot on, and the carb is perfect. The finish is quite sour, loads of apricot, and more zingy zest. Big lambic funk notes, horse blanket, and wet hay. This is by far the best sour ale outside of belgium ive ever had this was an absolute joy, and i have no choice, i have to give this a 5. A masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Refrigerated 12.7 brown bottle corked and capped, big thanks to misterburd, corked and capped poured into a tulip. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is aroma is tart, medium/light body, very little carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is tart, earthy, and some wood. Hoped for more, more carbonated probably would have helped, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow golden color with white head. Tartness, oak, brett, some citrus fruit, other light fruits, sour apple, and some pineapple too on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes tart and dry with some citrus fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
2013 batch bottle shared by a friend. poured a very clean golden colour pretty much as flat as could be. nose is very sour, with a lot of funky brett notes, ripe apples, wet oak, pineapple, and a very strong tannig note. sour lemons, and granny smith apples, just a ton of oak. taste is very sour, but clean, cherry pit, oak, and a little bit more tannis notes in the taste. lactic, mouthfeel is very enjoyable, light carbonation, with a near perfect balance. this is excellent! and the best american sour (non fruit) that i’ve had. way better as cable car

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2872) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Straw colored pour with just at tiny bit of head. Medium haze. Cool nose - citrus, grapefruit, a touch of funk. Medium sourness, mostly lactic with a touch of acetic adding some depth, a bit of wood, a bit of funk and just a hint of cheese. Really good / great, but certainly not amazing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
batneil (619) - - OCT 26, 2015
One of the better sours I’ve tried, it’s pretty drinkable without the commonly overpowering vinegary flavour. Pale yellow, fairly fizzy, no head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Small head dissapates quickly, yellow straw color. Sweet rose and fruity aroma. Lemon tart and tangy oranges. Along with the aforementioned there is funk oak and barnyard, great complexity and dimension. Finish is tart and dry. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Aroma of sour notes, grapefruit, citrus zest, funky yeast and light earth. Similar flavor with a tart finish. A little underwhelming but still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (1855) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
375ml bottle of 2015 release. Pours a golden color without much head. Good carbonation. Wonderful wild yeast aroma. Nice balance of sourness and wild yeast flavors, that linger a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1724) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Funk, fruit, tart and floral aroma. Funk, tart, lemon, peach, pineapple, floral, honey and light hop flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Tart, funk, lemon and pineapple finish.

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