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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1376) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours light, clear orange with minimal white head. Aroma is strong of oak, wood, vanilla, sour, citrus, yeasty. Taste is very oak, sweet with lots of sour, light bodied, high carbonation. Overall, fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is oak, lactic, acetic, straw. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and slight peppercorn finish. Overall this brew is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7227) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
batch 3 - "This much anticipated brew was not a let down. The brewer claims this to be "less sour" than batch #2...i can imagine that, but barely. The aroma is compexity perfected...green apples, barnyard funk, sweet & sour, but not nearly as much sour as is in the taste...almost overpowers the other things going on, but not quite...and your palate adjusts as you go! the difference between this and flemish reds and browns is that this is a blonde, but you couldn’t tell by the body. Creamy lactose body, although fairly highly carbonated. Had to agitate quite a bit just to get some white-ish head atop the cloudy bright yellow body. Finish is lingering sour...still on the lips several minutes later. A very very good beer and a great way to break my buddy Ben into a new style. he didn’t know what to think at first, but really liked it by the end. My wife will probably always hate sours - but I make her try em anyway."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Sour smell. Nicely balanced sour. Tastes kind of like Cantillon Vigneronne without the grapes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Wonderful barrel aroma, great brett character. Not a huge complex brew, but so good and balanced, with pineapple sour and lemon grass notes. Everything aout this beer is perfect, could drink forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
’12 batch from cpetrone-thanks! Deep gold with persistent lacing. Nose is initially bretty pineapple, then interesting coconut, with some light cobweb funk Taste is some light tropical fruit, lots of bitter grapefruit pith, light dustiness. Quite sour, almost didn’t finish the bottle. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but the CS Batch 60 I had the night before crushed this for complexity and balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7466) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow colour with a small head, which collapses quickly. Aroma of pungent grapefruity notes, apricot and floral notes. Flavour is really strong and sour with grapefruit, tart wood, white grapes, floral notes, some vinegar and red berries. Full bodied. Extremely vinous, dry, elegant finish. Brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7928) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
375 ml bottle. Bottled 091113.
Pours slightly cloudy golden color with a minimal head. Sour fruits, rowan berries and nettle on the nose. Gooseberries, grapefruits, yeast, wooden notes, some herbs too. Very dry and tart. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (5087) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
375ml bottle from Summer Secret Santa 2014, huge thanks to ineedbeer!

Batch 006, bottled 091113 - Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head. Aroma of tart grapefruit, funky bretta yeastiness, sourness and hints of wood. Taste is sour, tartish and funky with some grapefruit, sweet citrus and bretta notes. Finish is very dry and complex with some sourness, tart grapefruit and citrus with some bretta notes. Quite complex and vinous sour ale. Extremely well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 09.11.2013. Thanks tiong!
Batch #006?
Aroma is somewhat tart with lactic acid, lambic-like earthy notes and . Flavour is really tart with grapefruit, some earthy notes and citron. Hardcore stuff, more dry, acidic and tart than most lambics. So tart that swallowing hurts every now and then.

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