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RATINGS: 831   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1588) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 18, 2015
Birght yellow, white head. Grapefruit aroma, attic. Sour, dry but subtle. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Yes Brett. Horsey woody and wine like. No Thor beer really like it. Some tartness and sour white wine character. Nice mouthfeel finished pretty dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours unclear yellow with a white head. Aroma is funky, apples, a little barnyard, hay and citrus. Medium sour and a little salty. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finish is crispy, citric and funky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (835) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 27, 2015
Funky wild yeast specific aroma. Taste is very balanced, sour but not quite in the lambic territory. Although there are no fruits added, it makes you think of white grapes, white gooseberries, white mirabelle plums. Overall this is an excellent sour, very balanced and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (2075) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Hazy yellow color with all white head. White-winey, apples, good funk, even a bit barnyard. Light apples, funk, citric, spicy, a bit herbal. But it all stays smooth and light and easy to drink. Amazing how a beer can be this complex, light and easy-to-drink at the same time!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Nicely carbonated not too fizzy but just enough for small white head and the best part to bring out the horse barn and hay roll out. Some slight Belgian ripe tart Apple. Flavor of a super well balance of lemon tart and goat cheese and plain sour yogurt. Awesome brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at home, thanks Lenner! Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma very bretty, clear Orval notes, lemon, orange peel and dusty wheat notes. Taste is similar but more mellow and balanced Orval notes, brett, barn, farmyard, lemon peel, orange. Nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
Citrus and sour. Some wine, lots of Brett character of hay and funk. Finishes extremely dry which add the the experience. I could drink this on a hot day all day long due to the wonderful lemon zest and citrus sour notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Refreshing, lemony, citrus and earthy, nice tang to it. It’s a bit one sided, and not very complex but a very refreshing beer none-the-less.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ShelbyGrey (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Fantastic blonde sour ale,.very refreshing and tasty, citric and spices notes, great aroma

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