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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle, thanks to matsciguy. Thanks a TON Levi! What a treat this beer was. Pour is a slightly hazy golden straw with a diminishing white head that fades quickly to little/no lacing. Aroma is nice light acid, floral brett funk, lemon, citrus rind. Some wet wheat malt lingering in there as well. Taste is more lemon rind, lots of lactic acid, some subdued acetic (only when warmed up), and again, lots of floral brett funk. Light oaky tannins throughout. Mouthfeel is prickly carbonation, light, refreshing. Quite geuze-ish in quality. Far and away the best american made sour I have had, only lacking some in of the complex brett funk found in some of the sought after imports. What an absolute treat. Thanks again Levi!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1154) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6208) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6144) - 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.
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (3733) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5636) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popway (43) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Finally! Been treasruing this for a while. Last year’s batch (No. 6?) Light yellow piss color. Temporary whispy clouds, circles of foam. Aroma is concentrated grapefruit, fresh, grassy, and sweet. Palate is a pucker upper, with a tartness

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (291) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
daafisch (32) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (101) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (705) - - 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.


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