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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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - FEB 26, 2013
Brett. sour aroma with a bit of honey sweetness and malt. Get a faint hint of citrus as it warms. Light yellow, very hazy. First thing that hits you on tasting is the sourness, but this quickly changes to sweetness and a dry finish. Not overly complex but quite nice and refreshing. Medium/light body and intense carbonation. Quite good sour ale, pretty refined.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2016
bottle to sampler this was batch 006. they poured a yellow color with smallish white head. total sour all the time from start to finish. tart and brett made perfectly. nice flavor. don’t know how else to say this but its just a fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3906) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of lemon, grain, bread, mineral, red apple and funk. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of lemon, apple skin, mineral and light grain. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1890) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by ippopotamo36 @King Arthur (Rome), thanks Alberto! Pours golden with a medium to little white head. Aroma of yellow fruits, apple, apricot, lots of esters, vinous. Flavour is light acidic, delicate fruity sourness, easy to drink but quite complex. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Amazing beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle, about a year old, originally from Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, buddy! This is a total showpiece of Brettanomyces. It’s so funky that Russian River should have called it "Mothership Connection" or "Bootsie Collins’ Funkadelic Family Stone Groove" or something like that. There are a ton of earthy, leathery, horse blanket flavors and aromas. And it’s fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
copestx (79) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
Draft at RR and a bottle later on. Funky tart Brett goodness, lots of grapefruit and lemon. Very gueze in character but more fruity and also a mild sweetness. A Brett showcase. Supremely well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1610) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Cloudy yellow color, white foamy head. Nose: brett, lemon, lime cake. Fantastic complexity. Mouth: zest, watery soul, citric finish with a mild Brett redundancy. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (828) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)

100% Brett Fermented, 6,75 % alk. 13 BLG

Kolor złoty, mętny. W aromacie ogromna wanilia, mokre drewno, bretty, stajnia, końskie siodło. Lekko-kwaśne, lekko-owocowe. Połączenie Brettów, cytrusów i zbóż. Wchodzi gładko. Finisz delikatny, krótki. Kwaśność umiarkowana, bardzo orzeźwiające, lekkie piwo. Dzikie, stajenne, świetne!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1748) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Bottle shared by Kai. Thanks buddy! Pours light hazy yellow with a small white head. Aromas of brett, oaky, floral, sweet grapey notes, citrussy. Taste is bretty as, grapey, oaky, subtle banana-like sweetness, floral, mellow citrussy notes. Clean and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (325) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: pale, cloudy, hazy, minimal head, white foam, lacing A: Fruity T: heavily sour, MF: fizzy OA: Excellent beer for the style, not to repeat, look for- not my preferred style Drank: April 14, 2016

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle from De Laurenti, Seattle, 12.99$
Blond-golden color, clean, with small head. Very nice aroma, very close to a Lambic, less strong; funky yeast, moldy cellar walls. Dry and smooth mouthfeel; again a lot of yeast character, bitter grapefruit, and some astringency in the final; more fruity than most Gueuze, a bit like a young unblended Lambic.
Excellent beer. Still, in Belgium they can brew beer with more depth at a fraction of the price, hence I give one point less.


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