TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at RR. Pours a mostly translucent golden with a medium creamy white head that laced nicely. Aroma of tropical fruits, wonderful brett aroma, candy notes, pineapple, so hard to put into words but itís exactly what Brett does to a well craft ale that is treated properly and allowed to age and do itís magic. Flavor of the same bretty goodness, bready, citrus, light tartness, tropical fruits and citrus.
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewpub.
Hazy golden with a small white head that leaves some nice lacing.
Slightly cheesy, slight funk(cobweb horse blanket) but mostly lemon and earthiness with a slight tartness.
Tart but not sour. Lemon, slight funk, cobweb, dirt. Really similar to the aroma but very clean.
Extremely dry and tart. Effervescent, but very drying. No residual sweetness whatsoever.
Sort of similar to beatification to me but different haha.
alexanderj (3440) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Color was clear gold with a white head. Aroma of yeast, sour fruit, funk and must. Flavor had a nice balance to it. Not extremely sour as well. Yeast, sour fruit, must and wheat. Very nice.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden yellow, fruity, tart, citrus, funky, spicey, little hoppy, dryfinish.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was super excited to try this beer. I spotted this on the chalkboard at the brewpub, to my surprise as this was not listed on the website. Probably the beer Iíd wanted to try most of theirs. Anways, the beer pours a very cloudy, glowing light golden color with a soft, Belgiany white head. Aroma is pleasing funk. Lactic acid notes meld with substantial Brettanomyces influence. This smells an awful lot like Temptation, the two are very similar. Taste is tart, about as tart as you can get without crossing over to sourness, though it is borderline. Highly acidic and lactic, dry. Underneath the acid and funk there is a noticeable malt background and usual fruity esters. This is very thirst quenching and super easy to drink. I donít think itís quite as good as the other sours from this brewery but itís definitely up there.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bistro BA fest. Hazy yellow gold pour. Aroma is funky and leathery. Flavor is light citrus, light sweetness, good amount of sour funk.
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
<b>7/28/2007</b>: Russian River Sanctification pours a cloudy gold color with a white head. The aroma is musty and acidic. The flavor is bright and funky along with lots of Brett. It is also very sour and acidic. Very, very good.
<i>Sample from 750 mL bottle (6.25% Alc by Vol) shared at the "Columbus Tasting: Ate, now with gramatical errors" event. Thanks! Rating #218 for this beer...</i>
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 A 750mL Bottle (Batch 003) cracked in honor of the last true summer Friday of the year. A quick snap of the cork, a pop and a fair rise of carbonation. Not gushing. Pours a brilliant, shining clear gold, with an uneven merangue-like white head of fine bubbles. The nose comes as the pure, pure essence of Brett. Dry, tart coconut. Cobwebs, cotton and silk. A bit of tropical fruit. Lambic dryness. Mmm. The flavor is so rich and snappy. A bright and delicate dance of pine needles, holly boughs, and pineapple cores settles in with a bit of fermented bread dough, curt plum-like tartness, and the dryness of tart cherries. Soft. Palate is dry, puckery and tart. All the things I want from the backend of this kind of beer. Very little residual sweetness, but some faint yeasty bitterness. The flavor profile of this beer isnít overwhelming, but itís really nice to have amped up Brett character, to the point that it gets uniquely tart in the corners of the mouth and that the cotton dryness of brett becomes almost bitter. Great stuff. Thanks Andy!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle (batch 3) via trade - Well it’s homebrew day and I need a bottle of beer that will last an hour or so. Since this is a Sour, it will probably last me all day. Pours a clear light golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Light lacing. Lively carbonation. The aroma is yeast and big time esters. The flavor is TART esters. Palate is bitter and tart. Light body. I don’t know how people can drink this stuff. I’m sure it’s a good beer, just not in my book.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye. Hazy dark gold body with a bright white head. The aroma is rich with the brett. There is a grassy note with some peaches. The taste has some rich tartness and peaches. There is a decent note of cinnamon. Wow, this is an interesting beer and gets more sour as you drink.