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RATINGS: 804   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3003) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1292) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1177) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6710) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
On tap Chiara leggemente velata cantina buona aciduta secca bretta citrico rinfeescante

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3102) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Russian River. Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma of some peach, with hints of cherry and banana. Taste follows with a nice mellow sourness to it. This was my first crack at a RR sour and I was pleased. Lighter body and easy to sip on and enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1407) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Shared with Edgar at the house in small snifters. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a one finger fluffy head. Aroma is super fruity with apricots, citrus, peaches and a funky brett and barrel. The taste is so damn refined and smooth. Perfect sour brett funk and the fruits makes for a delicious sour. It is light and crisp. Finish is apricots and tartness. Very very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft 2010. Golden pour with white head. Nice light fruit, some funky Brett and other wild aromas. Sweet fruit, tons of Brett and light lacto tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
10/17/2014. On tap at Toronado. Golden yellow with a short white head. Grapes, white wine, light oak. Tart and crisp, apples, grapes and oak flavors. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (324) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of sour grapes and wheat. Tastes of sour patch kids and sour apples. Crisp aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
is this a Redemption with Brett? It was good, but i was super excited when it went on tap the day before my visit...and Consecration, which I had previously overlooked, blew it away. This was sour as expected, in the aroma and taste, but not as mouth puckering or as complex as I expected. a touch of barnyard funk, but less complex than i expected. very dry in the finish, which was it’s best quality." This has grown on me over the years.

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