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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (539) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle - batch 4 (I think) bottled 1/12 - Pours opaque light amber. Nose is tart, acidic, lemon zest. Taste is lemony, tart, sweet, acidic backend, little herbal.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Fairly hazy bright yellow, no head. Boost of bretty grapefruitty good times on the nose here, soft fruity funk - a nice soft mix. Initial taste is a swoop of tartness, clean and gummy grapefruit with a dry sweetness backing things up. Carbonation is sleek but the mouthfeel is peppery and swift. Finishes vastly jammy, bretty and stewed tang. Linger is rich, tangy and lasting grapefruit funk. Deeeeeeelicious.

Bottle, Cheers Mike via BennnnHHH, Beers I Hadn’t Known Were Gushers Daisy Tasting

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Pours a clear light yellow. Aroma is sour apples, slight vinegar. Highly sour initially, grapefruit, lemon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (417) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Aroma of lemony yoghurt, green apples, barnyard, hay with nice big lemon zest tartness. Taste is light vinegar, very sour, clear oak, a big vinous, ever so slight funk. Very straight forward and very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pale golden with white head. Sharp funky aroma, lambic, lemon. Taste is funky, lemon, apple, earth. As sour as they come. Delish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6508) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6342) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17310) - 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cargo150 (1022) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (216) - 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.


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