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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Cloudy creamsicle color with a few mm of frothy ocean-foam head. Aroma of berries, very sour dough bread, hay. Body is light but with fine carbonation and a burn that goes well with everything. Flavor is biscuit, light peach, bit of earthy bitterness. Considerable sourness for a Brett beer balanced heavily towards lactic for a smooth, round sourness. Melon (honeydew).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle share. Thanks, Mike! Aroma is sour. Appearance is a murky blonde with a load of white head. Taste is sour with a different taste. Palate is sour. Overall, a decent sour. There are better out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Tap at brew pub..Pour is a yellowish orange with a white head..Nose is crisp, wine, brett, spice..Taste is a nice dryness, spice, tart, white grape, palate is nice a crisp

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (899) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at brewpub on 062013. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is tart, grapes, hay, citrus. Taste has sour notes with some sweet malt and hay notes. Smooth malty/tart ending.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Urge. Pours a yellow-orange with a one finger white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of wet hay, sour fruits, vinegar, and earthy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma expect that is has some fruit jam and lemony notes. Has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a dry, sour, medium finish. Overall, a excellent sour ale that is great on a warm summer day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2004) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle - Lemon barnyard and some mango. Cloudy yellow with a thin head. Bret, sour and little else but so nicely balanced a must for anyone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Danielcrozier (22) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
I guess I don't get it. I thought I love all craft brews... Until today. I always heard the hype of this beer style people called sours. And living by Russian River brewery, figured the first one I would have should be the best. The initial aroma was that of rotten moldy vegetables in the bottom produce drawer in my fridge. Then the taste hit me, Athletes foot mixed with fungus. Before you ask, yes it was fresh from the brewery. No aging was done. Never again will I go out of my way to try a sour. It was the first beer I didn't want to drink. ---Crozier

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at brew pub..Pour is a yellowish orange with a white head..Nose is crisp, wine, brett, spice..Taste is a nice dryness, spice, tart, white grape, palate is nice a crisp

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1103) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a low white head Aromas of apples, ornage, lemons and of course,... BRETTA!!! Taste has load of bretta, oranges and lemons. It is a very nice sour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1466) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with low white head. Aroma of bretta, grapes, green apples, grass, barnyard. Taste is big apple and grape sour with a mellow balancing finish. Lingering apple sourness. Body is light and fresh with average carbonation.


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