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RATINGS: 677   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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4.4
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Funk, fruit, tart and floral aroma. Funk, tart, lemon, peach, pineapple, floral, honey and light hop flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Tart, funk, lemon and pineapple finish.

4.3
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Zakoon @ CBC Volunteers Party. Been looking forward to this one! Pours a hazy yellow with a tiny, white head. Aroma has apricot, green grapes, hops, citrus, oak and a big vinegary tartness. Taste is very sour, white vinous, oak, vanilla, dry barrel. Still pretty juicy though. Acidic body and an average carbonation.

4.4
Klimaet (2594) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle thanks to Zakoon @ CBC Volunteers Party. Big want of mine, finally having this! Pours hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Aromas of citrus, gooseberry, white wine, tart green grapes, vanilla, oak. Taste is citrussy, green apples, green grapes, damn tart vinous notes, gooseberries, lemon zest, oak, vinegar. Holy shit this is good!

3.7
haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2015
vinegar and lactic aroma, hazy yellow. Palate is all lacto and super sour. A bit one dimensional. Nice but a bit of a letdown

5
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Light hazy orange minimal head and slight carbonation. Nose is of lemon and grapefruit with a balanced hay and wood character. Taste is tart lemons and apples. Some white cranberries as well. Finishes with dry oak wine favors. Such a great complex beer.

4.3
VsXsV (4439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Thanks hackobock! Light hazy golden liquid with fast dissipating small head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, wood, funk (almost like 3F funk!), very light grain and mineral. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of apple skin, light wood, lemon, light grain and mineral. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Super good. Very close to Belgian Gueuze. Very well brewed. Thumbs up!

4.2
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange yellow with no head. Nose is packed with sweet fruits and tart funky notes. Almost Cantillon funkiness. Grassy and earthy notes along some grapefruit. Taste is really sour and acidic. Lime juice, lemon, orange, really tart. Slight spicy oak. Really sour and refreshing.

4.1
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Aquired this in a trade in San Francisco, thanks ineedbeer. Bottle enjoyed @ CBC Frivillig fest. Pours unclear pale yellow with no head. Aroma is citrus, gooseberries, sour/unripe green grapes and lemon zest. Flavour is medium to heavy sour. Medium bodied and lively carbonation. Finish is dry and quite tart. Still very fresh and drinkable.

4.1
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle @ CBC Frivillig fest. Hazy yellow, no head or lacing. The aroma remind of cantillon gueze, with some grass, earthy notes, flowers, funky. Really sour. Lemon juice, fruity, lemon, grass. Great beer.

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biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle - batch 4 (I think) bottled 1/12 - Pours opaque light amber. Nose is tart, acidic, lemon zest. Taste is lemony, tart, sweet, acidic backend, little herbal.


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