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RATINGS: 681   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madbeerbaron (87) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Orange in color not much carbonation. Smell is very funky sour. The taste is super sour, makes your mouth pucker after each drink. Another very nice sour beer from Russian River.


3.7
MrTipple (6457) - 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 (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (2277) - 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 (1940) - 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 (2734) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft funk abrikos citrus smag malt citrus frisk abrikos lime alt i alt en ok øl

3.9
PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Santa Rosa, Ca - on tap at Russian River,Hazy, light golden pour, fluffy white bubbly head, Solid sour aroma, some dried apricot accents, a hint of vinegar, in a good way, Bold, very puckering flavor, raspberries and apricots come to mind, Solid thick spritz to the mouthfeel. Rating #6 of of my 2017 Northern California vacation,

4.3
MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of tart, horseblanket, citrus, vanilla, oak and funk. Rich taste of horseblanket, funky barnyard, oak, vanilla, soft tart, green apples and a long tasty dry finish. A true californian lambic.

4.4
tricksta_p (5146) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
From tap at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is Bretty with lots of funk, citrus, oak, lemon, barnyard, touch of grapes, apple, and apricot. Flavour is puckering sour with a dry finish. Body is medium. Delicious, drinks very much like a Lambic, with a complex fruity funky aroma and a tasty sour flavour. Amazing.

4.2
ansalon (4121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, grass, farmhouse, earthy notes. Taste is fruity and sour with prominent oak and earthy notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.

4.3
kryon (3847) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Pours foggy yellow with minimal head Aromas tart of citrus, tangerine, lemons, Taste has tart notes of green grapes, citrusy fruits, slightly herbal, wine barrel, stable


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