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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Whoís afraid of the "big bad BRETT?" Weíll 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (2849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle shared with biegaman, blankboy, tupalev & HogTownHarry - courtesy of biegaman. Hazy light golden-orange with a decent white head. Aroma is citric and spicey with a nice dry funkiness. Body is on the thin side, but very crisp, working well with the flavour which is dry and tart, with notes of lemon, pepper and yeast. Very, very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle (750ml batch 002). Shared with biegaman, blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, biegamanís bottle. Murky orange, large white head. Dry sharp peppery spice aroma, sweet spicy malt, herbal hops, gets even more sour and funky on warming - yumm. Taste - sour lemon, spice, funky yeast, sweet juicy malt - goddamn thatís a fine beer. Decent body, complex mouthfeel - lovely. Right up there, I liked it better than the Fantomeís Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Apperance was a hazy dark yellow. Aromas of yeast and horseblanket. Taste was sour with some light fruit, and yeast as well. Very solid mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2048) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 15, 2006
bottle that TAR shared. thanks, jeff. clouded yellow bordering on orange. aroma-wow- funky, brett with an egg and lactose scent to it. sweaty non-fda approved greatness. like a mare having a foal with someone burning some sterno fuel. wow! band aid and grape kool aid at first taste. this sounds bad, & the band aid is, once i sink beyond that with each sip & it gets better until it is amazing. pear, sour apple sherbert, carpet fresh deodorizer, pommegranates. take all the shit that can be considered a flaw and make it good, in the middle of my notes is this "BRFHastiz" donít know what that means, but i figured iíd throw it in there in case itís important.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2006
This is an extremely sour beer, as I expected from this brewery, and it went great with a variety of mild and stinky cheeses alike! Cloudy, dark yellow body, with a big, foamy head. Very sour, yeasty aroma, with some floral notes. The flavor is ever-so-slightly fruity, but it doesnít stand out as a particularly complex beer. Pleasant, woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Lactic sour nose with that wonderful bret barnyard coming thru loud and clear. Beautiful color reminiscent of spun gold. White fruit notes are ever prominent and balanced by the mouth watering bret characters. I love the delicate lace like body of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
Good wild ale, itís in your face initially, then you get used to it, in a lemon yeasty haze. Good lacing and head. Satisfying aftertaste.Thanks Solomon420.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle thanks to ross! - very cloudy golden pour, and quite foamy at that - probably the most authentic, earthy, funky belgian aroma Iíve smelled from an american-made beer - sour? you bet, but still not as sour as I was expecting - the Cantillon comparisons are justified - this tastes very much like some of their geuezes - slight wheaty flavors and some white grapes - I didnít find this as complex as some others - there wasnít as much going on beneath the sourness as I had hoped there would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2006
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange. Citric, acid, woody aroma with some hints of pine and vinegar. Fruits and lemon. Sour, acid flavour with fresh broken wood. Unsweetend fruit. No ligering aftertaste. Dry. Ok body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Huge thanks to FlacoAlto for this one. Pours turbid deep golden with big, fluffy white head. Aroma of heavy Bretty funk, floral spice, citrus, and hops. Tastes very tart, with a big Bretty and lactic flavor, plus citrus, some apricotty fruit, peach, Bartlett pear, and spicy, peppery, and floral hints. Complex palate. Not as tart as a Cantillon, but close, although this one has more flavor depth that the Cantillons Iíve had.

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