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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
This was a bit of a lighter sour than I’m used to from RR. Pours cloudy yellow, lots of head and lacing. Funky, earthy nose is slightly subdued (this is a little fresher, perhaps if more aged it would get stronger) comparatively. It’s light, yeasty. Palate is some light fruit, dry, and very late, funky and yeasty. Less so than most, though. Good, not amazing.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Shared with Edgar at the house in small snifters. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a one finger fluffy head. Aroma is super fruity with apricots, citrus, peaches and a funky brett and barrel. The taste is so damn refined and smooth. Perfect sour brett funk and the fruits makes for a delicious sour. It is light and crisp. Finish is apricots and tartness. Very very good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3561) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft 2010. Golden pour with white head. Nice light fruit, some funky Brett and other wild aromas. Sweet fruit, tons of Brett and light lacto tones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
10/17/2014. On tap at Toronado. Golden yellow with a short white head. Grapes, white wine, light oak. Tart and crisp, apples, grapes and oak flavors. Awesome brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (260) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of sour grapes and wheat. Tastes of sour patch kids and sour apples. Crisp aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
is this a Redemption with Brett? It was good, but i was super excited when it went on tap the day before my visit...and Consecration, which I had previously overlooked, blew it away. This was sour as expected, in the aroma and taste, but not as mouth puckering or as complex as I expected. a touch of barnyard funk, but less complex than i expected. very dry in the finish, which was it’s best quality." This has grown on me over the years.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2120) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Liquide blond opaque avec une mousse saine qui finit par s’estomper. Les zests d’agrumes percent l’atmosphère, c’est assez percutant. Très juteux et sauvage avec une bonne couche grasse bretté combiné aux tons vineux. Simple et hautement buvable, ça fait peur.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (334) - , California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2012 bottle. Aroma is a little funk, straw, sour, and a little plum sweetness in the finish. Very light body and a clean finish. Delicious beer. Brett did it’s job adding a little to the nose and flavor over time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5144) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Lightly hazed almost pale yellow/gold pour with white head. Aroma is bretty tartness. Flavor is brett but not so much tart. Medium bodied with light carbonation. yes I could drink an entire bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1289) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pale straw yellow with a slight haze, dense off-white head and modest lace. Aromas of lemon and ginger with a healthy dose of funky brett. Taste is tartness, featuring lemon, white wine, grape, ginger, and doughy bread. Full body, oily mouthfeel, generous carbonation and a dry, tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (875) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle of batch 5 via trade with nickd717 thanks again nick!

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a nice bubbly one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light webs of lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of lemon, tangerine, bretty earth, and some light funk. I really liked how much fruit came thru in this one. It still had plenty of funk to go around but it really played second fiddle to the fruit. Nice and subtle.

T - Starts off with a big dose of bretty funk giving way quickly to a nice mix of bright citrus fruit and strong puckering sourness. Finish is a mix of lingering sourness and light citric acidity. Nice light sour that was very easy to drink. It wore me down quick tho. Overall it was pretty good but it got to me over the course of the bottle. Much stronger than it feels.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The funky feel is quite soft with plenty of it lingering for some time. It was quite easy to drink.

O - Very nice. I think I still prefer temptation overall but I really liked this one. Just a bit too strong on the funk at the moment. I could see this developing beautifully over the next year or so.


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