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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Whoís afraid of the "big bad BRETT?" Weíll tell you who: winemakers! Because of our close proximity to several hundred wineries, we often get winemakers visiting our brewery. (After all, it takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!) Because we use 100% Brettanomyces yeast to ferment Sanctification, most winemakers will only smell the glass, and only a very few will venture to taste the beer. They think the Brettanomyces will attach to their clothing and end up in their winery. A simple solution was offered: keep a smudge pot burning at the door of our brewery so they can burn their clothes when exiting, but even that was not enough. After giving it more thought, we concluded that winemakers think Brettanomyces might scar their taste buds and possible even permeate their skin? Either way, Sanctification is one of the most unique beers you will ever taste! It was fermented with 100% Brettanomyces, rather than the traditional Saccharomyces.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from tleaver33, split with my wife and a brother in law. Pours golden, small white head. Nose is funky, stone fruits. Taste is a sweet sad that turns puckering sour, peach fuzz, light acidic burn. Light body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (241) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours golden hazy straw with a nice white head. Aroma is citrus, horse blanket, grass, and tart. Taste is very tart, grass, funk, but without that strange bitterness on the back end that I donít enjoy from brett beers. In fact, this is my favorite brett beer that Iíve had I believe. Light to medium body, lots of flavor, not boozy or too funky, dry mouthfeel, itís very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dapierce17 (77) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a slight hazy beautiful golden color with very little head. Aroma of tart tropical fruits. Pineapple, lemon, belgian yeast, and slight bready notes. Very dry and sour taste. Flavors of sour lemon, bitter apple, mixed with the slight funk you'd expect from a saison. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft sampler pour at Face to Face Beerfest ( f2f.org ): lactic and sour cherries in the nose, sour cherry notes followed by brie; mouthfeel is prickly, then creamy (like 1 percent milk) then drying. Appears brassy & slightly cloudy. elegant and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle share. Batch 006. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Aroma of lemon, grass, cheese. Taste is sour. Dry finish from a crispy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2013 vintage on draft at the brewpub. Pours deep mango color with small white head, very pretty. Aroma is complex and soft pineapple, lemon, sweet tarts, bandaid. Taste is beautifully integrated orange, artificial orange Tang, lime, melon. Lightly effervescent palate. Tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (304) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Thanks T! This is a very special beer. Sour all around. Sour green apple aroma. Dark fruit flavor with a intense tart bite finish. This is just about everything I look for in a sour ale. Canít say enough about this one. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starcross (47) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cloudy yellow pour with a definite sour smell and a little Belgian note to it. A little pucker at first, but a very quenching finish. A nice sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (280) - - MAY 27, 2014
Sampled at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The sample glass was brought with several other pours, and appeared a hazy yellow with faded white head and light lacing. Aroma is brett and slight oak notes. Flavor is mild but sour, delicious and quenching. From notes 2/19/13.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (109) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma of some peach, with hints of cherry and banana. Taste follows with a nice mellow sourness to it. This was my first crack at a RR sour and I was pleased. Lighter body and easy to sip on and enjoy. Canít wait to try more of these down the road.


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