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RATINGS: 770   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starcross (61) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cloudy yellow pour with a definite sour smell and a little Belgian note to it. A little pucker at first, but a very quenching finish. A nice sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (491) - - MAY 27, 2014
Sampled at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The sample glass was brought with several other pours, and appeared a hazy yellow with faded white head and light lacing. Aroma is brett and slight oak notes. Flavor is mild but sour, delicious and quenching. From notes 2/19/13.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
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. Can’t wait to try more of these down the road.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (788) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2013 vintage on tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy pineapple color with a bit of fine head. Easy going sourness that balances well against the rest of the beer. Citrusy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Quintessence . Blonde with a nice wheat and banana aroma. Funky yeast and banana taste with clove notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
@Quintessence - quite clear bond-orange beer with a persistent foam; aroma of quince and pears, light piney and with a fair wood presence; full-bodied, tasty and sourish, pretty highly carbonated, very dry, light salty and very sour; very fruity and long finish - huge stuff again from RR

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of wood, white wine, brett, lemon peel and malts. Light sour flavour, malts, citrus. Quite dry. Finish malts, citric acid.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (1017) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Light hazy amber body with low head. Aroma has honey notes, light sour character. Taste has high fresh sourness, plums, pears, light malty backbone. Body is full, high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (245) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
@ Quintessence - Straw-golden color, soft small head. Peach, lemon zest, dusty leather, clove, a bit funky, with musty yeast. Begins with unripe lemon and straw, along with chewy tart bretts lingering sour on the palate. This allows subtle notes of green apple, young pear and oak to become visible, before an even stronger, fizzy acidity hits the tastebuds. At the same time, buttery malts let honeyed bonbons become detectable for a glance, then uncomprimising dryness defines the aftertaste. Still, the mouthfeel remains smooth, due to yeast and malt, which help to remain softness and add a wonderful complexity to the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1077) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Hazy golden colour, white head. Fruity, citric and spiced tatse. Fruity, malt, sweet and sour, brett taste. Medium body.

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