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RATINGS: 633   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (91) - Oirschot, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. White head, clear golden color. Geuze-like aroma (brett, horse-blanket, grain), but very fruity, flowers and some kind of candy (dutch: tumtum, marsepein). Sour in taste, green apples and a hint of lemon. A sharp sour lingers on for a while. I’m not a sour addict, but this one was pleasant. Not sure wether is batch 002 +, but is says 6 % alc.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Thanks hackobock! Light hazy golden liquid with fast dissipating small head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, wood, funk (almost like 3F funk!), very light grain and mineral. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of apple skin, light wood, lemon, light grain and mineral. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Super good. Very close to Belgian Gueuze. Very well brewed. Thumbs up!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (610) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange yellow with no head. Nose is packed with sweet fruits and tart funky notes. Almost Cantillon funkiness. Grassy and earthy notes along some grapefruit. Taste is really sour and acidic. Lime juice, lemon, orange, really tart. Slight spicy oak. Really sour and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Aquired this in a trade in San Francisco, thanks ineedbeer. Bottle enjoyed @ CBC Frivillig fest. Pours unclear pale yellow with no head. Aroma is citrus, gooseberries, sour/unripe green grapes and lemon zest. Flavour is medium to heavy sour. Medium bodied and lively carbonation. Finish is dry and quite tart. Still very fresh and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle @ CBC Frivillig fest. Hazy yellow, no head or lacing. The aroma remind of cantillon gueze, with some grass, earthy notes, flowers, funky. Really sour. Lemon juice, fruity, lemon, grass. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (545) - 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 (1778) - 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 (658) - 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 (440) - 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 (3083) - 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 (6779) - 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


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