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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2380) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Very tart. Dry. Very dark straw. Very puckering. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (799) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
Dry tart funky goodness. You would think this beer was a gueze from Belgium. One of the best American barrel aged sours I've had. Thanks Brian ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle from Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, Ive wanted to try it for a long time! Blind taste test at home with this and Allagashs Coolship Resurgam, and Beatification was the unanimous favorite of everyone who tried it. Its a beautiful clear yellow with a tiny bit of a head that fades away almost immediately and a great spritz carbonation. The taste is unbelievable -- bright sour apple notes with a clean, light body and just the right type and amount of funk. Really reminiscent of the best Belgian lambics. Mind bogglingly good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1140) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Yellow coloured with a white lacing. N: Orange, cardamom, white chalk T: orange, acetic acid O: This is so nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3955) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 25 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white, head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, green apple, light musk, fruity; mouth: acidity, sourness, green apple, light musk, fruity, astringency, refreshing, semi-dry finale in green apple with presence of acidity, full body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANAIS chantillon, 1 once, en ft, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savoure le 25 septembre 2015; il : dore, limpide, pas deffervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cass, pas de dentelle; nez : acidit, aigreur, pomme verte, lger musc, fruit; bouche : acidit, aigreur, pomme verte, lger musc, fruit, astringence, rafrachissante, finale semi-sche en pomme verte avec prsence dacidit, corse, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en rsum : bien

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Lots of grapefruit on the nose, and one of the best american wild ales. Not overly tart, but a little less going on than Supplication, IMO. A wonderful trat that I would love to drink again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (8575) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Lots of citrus and some grapefruit and passion fruit. Pours hazy blonde with ok initial head. Some earth in here, rotting leaves. Tangy finish. Nice stuff. Thanks to misterburd.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 15, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Great sour beer. Sour, citrus, barnyard, leaves, leather, lemon. Drinkable, no alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
375ml bottle pours a hazy straw yellow with a small white head. funky lemon and apple skin tatse with a nice dry finish

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (4425) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
375ml bottle, poured into a duvel tulip. Hazy orange pour, with a medium white head. The aroma is impressive. Grapefruit, lemon, grapefruit zest, apricot, orange, honey, wet hay. Swirling the beer brings up some yeast, and strong pungent citrus zest, and loads and loads of funk. The mouth feel is spot on, and the carb is perfect. The finish is quite sour, loads of apricot, and more zingy zest. Big lambic funk notes, horse blanket, and wet hay. This is by far the best sour ale outside of belgium ive ever had this was an absolute joy, and i have no choice, i have to give this a 5. A masterpiece.


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