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RATINGS: 815   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Hums of brett unsurprisingly, pineapple, lemon, dust, earth. Taste is sharp, lemon and pineapple, brett. Bone dry and quite refreshing. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
linusb (211) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
A: Light yellow, thin lacing. N: Peach, lemon, oak T: Wet wood O: Strange bitterness... This came in with a unfair competition...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3211) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with big fluffy white head that dissipates slowly to leave good lace. Aroma of funky gym socks, barnyard hay, and sweet citrus. Taste is more toward the citrus and funk. Just plain amazing, funking awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (326) - - NOV 24, 2015
Tap poured hazy lemon yellow with a fizzy head and sticky lacing. Aromas of sour balls, wheat, and lemon. Flavor is tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1304) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! Pours a straw yellow with some haziness and a one-finger white head. Brett forward barnyard nose with pears and light green grapes. Citrus and lemon zest notes along with some light green pineapple notes and bread. Short-lived finish but still solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle, thanks Jon. Bread, sourness, doughy, sharp, light citrus. Very easy drinking. Nice. Pineapple, maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Poured into a wine glass showing neon yellow with moderate filtration. The nose is bretty and tart. The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Light flavors of lemon and light citrus fruits. Lightly tart with a very light bitterness with citric zest on the finsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1530) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very tropical, bretty, pineapple, apples. Taste is tart, bitter throughout, dry, high carb. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Big Bretty nose with pears and barnyard and a bit too creaminess. Excellent low medium carbonation. Modestly sour with barnyard and funkiness which is fairly subtle. The finish is a bit short, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Batch 5 small bottle. Overall, really tasty and enjoyable without being over-the-top sour. Lots of peach and pineapple notes with a hint of bitterness to keep it balanced. Very tasty and easy drinking.

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