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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Although we enjoyed aging Batch #1 in used La Folie barrels from New Belgium Brewery, one of which was the renowned PH1 barrel, Batch #2 is something completely different. After a trip to Belgium in 2006, Vinnie successfully tried his hand at spontaneous fermentation using traditional, and not so traditional, Lambic methods. Out of respect for our Belgian brewing friends, we call this style “Sonambic”, a portmanteau between Sonoma and Lambic.

We stole this term from our friend Brian Hunt at Moonlight, our local farmhouse brewery. In 2007, we executed a second spontaneous fermentation, making yet another batch of Sonambic. This year, we blended those two batches to create our second bottling of Beatification which we are very excited about! Batch #2 has a big grapefruit aroma and grapefruit rind flavor with funky Brettanomyces and a tart finish.

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4.2
Hopmaestro (1910) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2018
Aroma is lemon and grapefruit with a distinct dry wood character. Taste is direct and solid tartness, lemons and light earthy undertones. Soothing sweetness beneath the tartness, with a hint of sweet orange. Clean brett aura and a dry finish. A very good "Sonambic".

4.3
beton (742) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAR 24, 2018
W aromacie mnóstwo świeżych brzoskwini, cytrusów w typie limonki oraz charakterystycznych dzikusów. Smak początkowo słodki, owocowy, ale szybko staje się cierpki i kwaśny z lekkimi nutami drewna. Średnie ale krągłe w ustach. Niskie wysycenie z przyjemną trawiastą goryczką. Z pewnością piwo spełnia oczekiwania i jest świetnym kolejnym przykładem że browar Vinniego tworzy klasowe, kwaśne piwa.

3.8
Tide (4873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2018 Draught at Toronado SF. Golden color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, wheat, brett, tart, sour apples, toast and white currant. Sour finish with citrus, wheat, tart, sour apple, toast and grass. Excellent sour ale.

4.3
sokuzs1 (1701) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2018
Vinegar, citrus, white grapes, oak, floral, some spicy notes. Medium to heavy sour, slightly sweet, lightly tannic.

4.6
Kevin (2218) - Montana, USA - DEC 25, 2017
old rating from a notebook. batch 3. smells like pleasure. so tart an acidic fruit and sweat and things that shouldnt make me smile. my jaw clenches just smelling this. tangy sour flavor that is so nicely soured and a pleasure to drink. only thing i'm missing is a good goat cheese. there is a light tannic grape note in the finish that works well. makes the cut on my lip and mouth burn so bad. love the burn. embrace it.

3.7
MrTipple (7854) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Oak, sweet, red berries, sweet citrus fruits. Slightly hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Medium sour. More sour, acidic lemon and lime, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very sour Sour. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

4.2
Ktwse (5917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of grass, green grapes, apples and mild hay. Taste is rich tart, mellow fruit funky finish. Light and crisp body with average carbonation.

4
jinroh (2723) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2017
Tasting at Tokyo Midtown. Batch 008. Light yellow pour, cloudy. Light acidic nose and some spicy oak in the nose. White currants. Taste has more barrel, woody and quite acidic. Feels fresh, bone dry, more white currants and spicy oak. Definitely a living classic.

4
kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Nice golden color with just the right amount of tartness. Light and refreshing without too much sweetness.

3.6
llkc (2971) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft funk abrikos citrus smag malt citrus frisk abrikos lime alt i alt en ok øl


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