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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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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.


3.7
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2942) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1138) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Batch 3. Bretty with slightly fruity aroma. Medium tart, slightly tropical, very very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a murky lemon yellow with a foamy white head that lingers around. Aroma is brett funky and lemon zest. Taste is tart citrus, mild grapefruit, very mellow and not overpowering. Very lively.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (193) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Goblet on tap at Russian River. Golden with white head. Smells of sour grapes. Taste is slightly tart and white grape. Mellow and smooth

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
ours a murky light golden yellow with thick soapy white head that reduces down to a couple pods of head. Nose is horse blanket, lemon zest, strawberry, bitter grapefruit, peach, funky cheese. Very tart and funky with some bitterness as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Sour aroma with fruit, brett, and funk. Flavor was sour and dry with lemon, citrus, brett, fruit and had some acidic notes

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Murky light yellow color, medium white head. Smalls like a glove. Medium body with a nice sour sour flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Aroma of a sour with a pale straw colour no head. Sour taste with a light body and a sour finish.


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