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RATINGS: 778   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fascinating (3) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012 does not count
Nose: Elderflower, sweaty (Brett), light rubber, wet wool, horse-blanket and a touch of sulfur. Look: Hazy yellow, light orange. Highly effervescent. Taste: Tart upfront with a bright refreshing pop. Clean yellow citrus, quince, fresh orange juice and orange pith. Notes: Batch #005

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 In short: A Bam Biere on steroids. Pure brett bomb. If you like bretty beer this is heaven.
How: A few times (BCTC, tasting session, CdC Release), various ages, the older the better it seems.
The look: rtly cloudy yellowish-blonde body topped by a long lasting small white head
In long: A funky Brett attack on the nose. Sour grapes, lemon, rather dry, some dried bananas, a little dry grass here and there. Full pillowy body with a lively carbonation. Actually the thought that kept coming back to me every time I have it is ďBam Biere on steroidsĒ, and I LOVE the Bam Biere, my favourite ďsmallĒ beer. UpdateRaising my score from a ďmereĒ 4.7 to a enthusiastic after having a splendid sample at CdC Release 2008 (thanks to spacecowboy). Still same opinion: Bam Biere on steroids. This Sanctification does what itís supposed to do, make you feel closer to god.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2012
This is great stuff and is a hair from perfection. Pours cloudy gold and looks like a Witbier. Brett dominates the nose. Precise and focused palate with Brett affected tree fruit and white grape. High carbonation adds some liveliness to an otherwise wild experience. Long, fresh finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (587) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Smells of pear, apple and bread. Tastes of apple and lemon. Nice tart flavor. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mustardtiger (4) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013 does not count
One of the all time favorites, every time i stop in Philly for work or get to shipment from the GFís family on the west coast i try imbibe as much as possible. Amazing drinker from start to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
75cL, no idea where I got it from. Pours a very sexy cloudy yellow with solid white foam, incredible lacing. Huge aroma, first time Iíve gotten the much talked about pineapple from Brett, Iíve seen the light now. Flavor borders on being bone dry, just enough sweetness left to just make you say wow. Iíve been saving this since September, hoping it would be good, it has met and exceeded my expectations, now Iím sad that itís gone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TomDecapolis (4570) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
wow. amazing 100% brett beer. just returned from the brewery and had 2 glasses. so amazingly refreshing, supr clean palatte while still having a very bold character. i could have easily dranken 5-6 glasses if i didnít have to drive. if this is on tap when you are there donít miss it, you will be sorry!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Batch 3Ours a cloudy golden yellowish orange color and cometely opaque with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of soapy lacing. Dry musty barnyard funky brett aroma with lots of earthy horseblanlet notes and crisp light fruit. Bready yeast along with citrus peel and crisp apple and pear notes. Slightly creamy lactic medium body with a lot of dry bretty funk. Tart and puckering without being acidic at all. Very dry with a champagne like efervescence in the finish. Very well balanced with a sweet crisp light fruit balancing out the dry tart funk. Lots of apple and pear. Slight vinous sweet aftertaste that lingers long into the finish, making me want to take another sip immediately. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (760) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Poured from the bottle, batch 006. The aroma is so sour my mouth waters! The flavor is also quite sour, but the blonde does come through on the finish. The sourness didnít linger to long. Its cloudy straw, with tiny Champaign like bubbles. There is a chalky texture on the tongue. Overall, I love it!

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