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RATINGS: 664   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours pale golden, nose is funky, vanilla, oak, citrus, taste is similar, very sour and dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Cheers Ben! Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light sour, lemon, grapefruit. Taste is tart, sour, grapefruit. Very sour finish.
12th July, Daisy tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
bottle at home .. daisy tasting ... light golden yellow ... no head ... soft sharp funk ... soft blanket ... sharp xzezty lemon .. dry funk.. sharp fruits ... light long funk

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Belle couleur jaune doree avec un mince col qui resiste. En bouche beaucoup d’aciditer, fruits jaune, epices, bois, cuir, cereales. Une tres bonne biere sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (1333) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into an RR -tion glass. Batch 5, bottled 1/10/2012. Pours a hazy golden-orange body. No much of a head. Small bit of white foam that settles to a ring of bubbles. Not really lively looking. Nice tart fruit aromas. Citrus orange and lemon. Good dose of white peppery funk, but it’s not anywhere near as strong as the best Belgian lambics. First sip is tart, quite tart. Loads of lemon tang to it. Fades quickly, though. Wheat and hay permeate the flavor as it fades to a peppery funk in the end. Again, it’s not moldy cheese funky or nasty sweaty feet sock funky, but it’s a touch funky. Finishes crisply and without a puckering sour flavor. It actually retains a bit of a sweetness. Just a hint. Lingering flavors are excellent. This is a well crafted beer. Finishes with just a touch of bitterness. Really pleasant sour. Easily the best from RR and definitely one of the best American Wilds out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Straw colored, no head. Nice tart and slightly funky flavor. Nice but I don’t get the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle: Have had batch 004, 005, & 006. Review is based off of a fresh 005 bottle thanks to Tim. Dull, opaque & jaundice yellow pour with a small eggshell cap that wisps away quickly. Aroma gets the saliva glands sweating. Green apples, white grape, cherries, white wine vinegar, oak, sweat socks, dusty cotton; huge lactic acid & yogurt presence with a bracing lemon-like acidity. Flavor is sour as hell. Lemon flesh, sour apple, white grape, enormous drying acidity that nails the gum line back a few millimeters. Hay, sour lacto, yogurt, white wine, vinegar, muddled oak, a touch of sweaty funk. Dry finish. One of my favorite American attempts at a spontaneously fermented beer. So goddamn delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3485) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2015
Batch 5 bottle (3 yrs aged) and batch 6 (1.5 yrs aged) bottle side by side. Batch 6 from trade with dogday. Batch 5 from northernbrews. Thanks! Clear gold pour from both, big frothy head that fades normally to a messy film. Excellent appearance. Batch 5 is more funky for sure. Strong funky sourness that’s hard to describe. Definitely getting cheese and strong barnyard, wood, citrus, some light apple and pear too. Taste is very sour but remains drinkable somehow. Very intense. Apricot, lemon, vinegar, cheese, brett, and wood. Awesome stuff. Batch 6 is pretty much the same but just less intense which makes it a little less great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Corked bottle. Golden color. Citrus, oak and gummi bears in the aroma. Intense sour flavor with lemon and gooseberries. Oak. Top quality beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle share at Bruce’s birthday drinks craft beer co. Huge thanks to Bruce for that rare treat. Batch #6. Aroma is huge in your face funk, sharp citrus, baby puke, bile. Light hazed yellow straw coloured pour with a small white head. Flavour is crisp lemon, little wheat, funk, horsey, clean sharp lacto, many layers of complexity. Palate is medium full, spritzy carbonation and uber sharp, uber dry I’m the finish. Awesome.

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