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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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.

Danielcrozier's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Danielcrozier (23) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
I guess I don't get it. I thought I love all craft brews... Until today. I always heard the hype of this beer style people called sours. And living by Russian River brewery, figured the first one I would have should be the best. The initial aroma was that of rotten moldy vegetables in the bottom produce drawer in my fridge. Then the taste hit me, Athletes foot mixed with fungus. Before you ask, yes it was fresh from the brewery. No aging was done. Never again will I go out of my way to try a sour. It was the first beer I didn't want to drink. ---Crozier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (4720) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. All thanks to Alberto, who unfortunately couldn’t carry this one back to Europe either. Soft cloudy yellow, soft white foam. Great Russian River aroma, this is everything I missed since they pulled out of Washington. Sweet, brett and chardonnay. Soft tart brett, smooth, fairly sweet. Clean, mild. Very tasty, refined, but also a bit calm in the storm of today’s American brett beers and sours. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3523) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2016

Lukt: Sure frukter.
Utseende: Gul.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Sure frukter med en pćre avslutning.
Hvor: Tasting kveld hos Bryne med Untapd Josten.
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@6,75%, Nĺr@01.10.2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle as pictured. Was over 2 years old. Not much in the nose but a bit tart in the taste. Definitely more mellow than it would’ve been early on. The Brett has mellowed but leaves some funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2223) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3964) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1956) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (891) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
copestx (109) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1766) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (897) - 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!!!

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