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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very tropical, bretty, pineapple, apples. Taste is tart, bitter throughout, dry, high carb. Overall, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4950) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Big Bretty nose with pears and barnyard and a bit too creaminess. Excellent low medium carbonation. Modestly sour with barnyard and funkiness which is fairly subtle. The finish is a bit short, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Batch 5 small bottle. Overall, really tasty and enjoyable without being over-the-top sour. Lots of peach and pineapple notes with a hint of bitterness to keep it balanced. Very tasty and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Yellow small white head, grain and wet grain aroma with goat cheese and lemon tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 5/30/14 printed on label. Appearance: Pours a clear medium gold with a 1 1/2 finger snow white head of fine bubbles. Small sediment particles floating around. Solid head retention with minimal lacing. Smell: Tons of barnyard funk from the Brett. Mild fruit notes in the background. Taste: Typical brett funkiness along with a bit of pear up front followed by a nice amount of tart apple cider in the middle before ending with bitter citrus and a little bit of grassy hops. Aftertaste is funky with a touch of bitterness. After pouring in the sediment (review completed before drinking sediment), this thing is off the charts funky - in a good way. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could put back a couple of these without any issue. Overall: Very good beer overall. As with most Russian River offerings, this is definitely worth trying. Highly recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Great Brett beer and wine like too. Barnyard and wet floor. Some light blue cheese molds as well. Flavor tart and finishes like dry white wine. Great balance of different bacterium.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft to taster at RR brewpub Lemon, yeast, candy, very light yeast. Light yellow with a thin white head. Taste starts off sweet, like candy, but that is cut with a sour kick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1700) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 18, 2015
Birght yellow, white head. Grapefruit aroma, attic. Sour, dry but subtle. Very nice.

4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (483) - 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.


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