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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
Who’s afraid of the "big bad BRETT?" We’ll 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (982) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2016
12oz bottle with commonmac. Hazy yellow orange with medium white head. Tart and funky nose. Sour, yeast, very tart, spicy. Effervescent. Very aggressive, but you get used to it. Fresh feel. Fuzzy, winey. I liked it more as I continued to drink it, although not quite my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2016
perfectly clear.. straw gold.. big white head .... nice lace and fantastic carbonation. Nose is so much better than my last bottle a long while ago... very funky and plenty of lemon and horsey notes. Big and bretty.. of course.. funk with dry leather.. reminds me of a super funky saison.. sour remnants are more from the lemon elements.. no where nearly as sour as any other RR American Wild.. as it warms.. so does the funk.. some "cheese" develops.. sorta moldy.. vineous without any wood.. grape skins.. I needed to keep grounded on this one and remember that no wood touched this beer.. purely stainless. It is a science experiment that I am damn glad that I had numerous opportunities to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: En mycket torr öl med härliga syrliga toner och en massor brett. Underbar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Full pour at the brewpub. Cloudy gold pour with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is bretty, fruity, peachy, light white wine notes. Taste is tart, oaky, winey. Palate is light bodied with soft carbonation. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8056) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Pale yellow straw coloured pour with fine sticky white head. Aroma is nice sharp citrus lemon, pineapple Brett funk. Flavour is complex tangy citrus and lemon, bretty funk, hint of pineapple. Tangy citrus, hint of sharp lemon rind. Palate is light and frothy, moderate carbonation, spicy dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1034) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours light pale yellow, cloudy, thin film of foam. Aroma is yeasty, feels saisony but also soft and fruity-creamy. Taste is sour with barnyard and berries. Bit of bitterness and that is left also later and keeps lingering. Dry and tingling the roof of my mouth. Combined with fruitiness and subtle sour, this one is really multy-layered and actually keeps growing on me. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JAN 4, 2016
bottled on June 2015, surprisingly smooth even though it’s only been aged for 6 months. I am really loving this; pours pale yellow with white head, it has aroma of clove and dough. the flavor is a blend of citrus and cheese; it’s very delicious and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - DEC 29, 2015
Solid blonde and with brett which is a first for me. Nice yellowish colour and mild tart flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2315) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma has sweet malts, citrus, raisins, some yeast. Nice sour taste, lemons, wheaty notes, some berries also.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Hums of brett unsurprisingly, pineapple, lemon, dust, earth. Taste is sharp, lemon and pineapple, brett. Bone dry and quite refreshing. Decent.

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