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RATINGS: 632   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (318) - - JUL 28, 2014
One of the last bottles shared at Hunahpu’s Day 2014, poured into souvenir taster. Hazy yellow with a white head that quickly disappears. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is basement must, citrus, especially lemon, tart sour grapes, vinegar, wood, and leather. Taste is a puckering sourness with citrus and vinegar notes, followed by some mellowing wood bitterness and earthy elements. A touch of citrus sweetness. Light-plus body, surprisingly creamy/thick but not overly so, just enough to coat the tongue, lively carbonation, long sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
daafisch (43) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Very funky, barnyard aroma. Color is a hazy yellow, with minimal head. Taste is very acidic but slightly sweet, citrus flavor, mostly lemon. Very tasty beer. Thanks MuthaCack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Smells like sour fruit with a golden pour. Taste is similar and super dry. Excellent beer but dry and fruity ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (922) - - JUL 5, 2014
Batch 6. Golden pour, crystal clear. Nose is sour oak barrel, clean lemon. Taste is sour lemons, oak barrel, lactic but very clean, super sour. Light crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
This caged and corked batch 5 bottle from oRos pours with a clear gold body that supports a light thin tan head. The aroma offers up a bit of grainy malts that get quickly consumed by a firm mix of funky yeast, a slight soured lime note and then a smattering of spicy oak. The taste delivers soured citrus, spicy oak notes, a good level of yeasty funk and then it crashes into puckering tartness and acidity. Too much acidic stuff going on but still drank pretty gud.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (725) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow with white frothy head. Smells light vinegary. Thin tart acidic lemon grapefruit sours it is wet but has a a dry tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1432) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
ivorywhite head fades fast without lacing. yellow colour. aroma is sour. taste is lemonsour. medium body, rather carbonated. didn’t get much of the aroma or taste. bottle @ cantillon quintenssence ’14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle--latest batch, I believe--shared by jbeatty. Pours hazy glowing orange with slight film of white bubbles. Aroma is tremendous: orange juice, lemon juice, preserved lemon, sour cherry, nectarine, lambic-like funk, grain. Taste is bright sour apricot, acidic white wine, and lemon, fading into salty lemon zest. Very tasty but perhaps slightly too sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Very sour nose, taste, and across the palate. Citrus acid and white wine nose with a little barnyard that comes in well through the beer and when you’re past the sour taste. Very sour taste which is why i prefer this beer a year or more down in the cellar. Exceptional sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3815) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a pale yellow with a white head of foam. Dry, floral sourness. Light body and high carbonation. Peaches and apricots and pineapple sweetness in the taste with a more subtle sourness. Pretty good.

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