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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - APR 6, 2015
on tap at the brewery; cloudy gold color; mild, sour apple aroma; sour apple flavor; light and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (750) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Draft Capone’s. I can’t believe I never rated this beer. Pour crystal clear pale yellow with some head that fades. Aroma is earthy and mild funk, lemon rind and pale malt. First sip is similar with nice turned that fades in the finish which is very cleN for a sour. Very great stuff from Vinnie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1556) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
I remember a few years ago, a beer like this would be a total turnoff. Now, love it. Sour funkiness baby! Not puckering though, just sour and yummy. Some wheat, yeast, funky orange flavor. Dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle 0.375l at APEX, Portland. Batch #006. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness, some sourness and malts. Not so sour as expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours golden yellow with thin white head. Smell is sour, tart, farmhouse, cherries. Taste starts of sweet then sours. Light body, light carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (868) - - FEB 21, 2015
375ml corked bottle. Bright, fruity aroma with notes of apricot and lemony citrus and Brett sourness. Pours hazy golden colored with one finger of soapy white head with good retention and not much lacing. Starts with bright fruit flavor of peach and apricot as well as lemon citrus with lively carbonation. Finishes smooth with tart vinous notes along with the Brett sourness. Another nice beer from Russian River.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (570) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
First let me start off by saying I don’t really like sours. On tap at the brewery. Pours pale golden light color, small white head. Aroma is sour, funk, lemon, citrus. Flavor is lots of sour and funk. Sours are not my thing, but as far as sours go, this is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
giancarloh (75) - - FEB 19, 2015
Bit sour all around, don't know how these guys do it but they hit everything on the spot, incredible how they take something unusual a make it a great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle shared by Eric Teusink. Lots of fruit. Orange and tangerine. Tart and nose tickling aroma. Flavor is decently tart. Medium on that spectrum. Prize for running 12 miles. Really nice. Well balanced and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1070) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2015
On tap @ Monk’s Kettle, San Francisco - Color: hazy blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sour notes with fruity presence as apricot and peach. Really fresh notes as grassy and hay. Taste: very well balanced sensation on mouth with fruity notes and good sour equilibrium. Really amazing taste. Aftertaste: sour and apricot finish.

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