RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
Whos afraid of the "big bad BRETT?" Well 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (2300) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by ippopotamo36 @King Arthur (Rome), thanks Alberto! Pours golden with a medium to little white head. Aroma of yellow fruits, apple, apricot, lots of esters, vinous. Flavour is light acidic, delicate fruity sourness, easy to drink but quite complex. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1228) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle, about a year old, originally from Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, buddy! This is a total showpiece of Brettanomyces. Its so funky that Russian River should have called it "Mothership Connection" or "Bootsie Collins Funkadelic Family Stone Groove" or something like that. There are a ton of earthy, leathery, horse blanket flavors and aromas. And its fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (206) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2017 Draft at RR and a bottle later on. Funky tart Brett goodness, lots of grapefruit and lemon. Very gueze in character but more fruity and also a mild sweetness. A Brett showcase. Supremely well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2293) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Cloudy yellow color, white foamy head. Nose: brett, lemon, lime cake. Fantastic complexity. Mouth: zest, watery soul, citric finish with a mild Brett redundancy. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (1177) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)

100% Brett Fermented, 6,75 % alk. 13 BLG

Kolor złoty, mętny. W aromacie ogromna wanilia, mokre drewno, bretty, stajnia, końskie siodło. Lekko-kwaśne, lekko-owocowe. Połączenie Brettw, cytrusw i zbż. Wchodzi gładko. Finisz delikatny, krtki. Kwaśność umiarkowana, bardzo orzeźwiające, lekkie piwo. Dzikie, stajenne, świetne!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2406) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Bottle shared by Kai. Thanks buddy! Pours light hazy yellow with a small white head. Aromas of brett, oaky, floral, sweet grapey notes, citrussy. Taste is bretty as, grapey, oaky, subtle banana-like sweetness, floral, mellow citrussy notes. Clean and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: pale, cloudy, hazy, minimal head, white foam, lacing A: Fruity T: heavily sour, MF: fizzy OA: Excellent beer for the style, not to repeat, look for- not my preferred style Drank: April 14, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle from De Laurenti, Seattle, 12.99$
Blond-golden color, clean, with small head. Very nice aroma, very close to a Lambic, less strong; funky yeast, moldy cellar walls. Dry and smooth mouthfeel; again a lot of yeast character, bitter grapefruit, and some astringency in the final; more fruity than most Gueuze, a bit like a young unblended Lambic.
Excellent beer. Still, in Belgium they can brew beer with more depth at a fraction of the price, hence I give one point less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (429) - - APR 1, 2016
375ml bottle. 6/19/15 bottle date. Appearance: Hazy light golden, with a thick white frothy head and nice lacing. Aroma: A strong, distinct funky brett aroma, with a noticeable citrus lemon and grapefruit component. Taste: Light, bready malt sweetness, a sharp acidic lemony citrus, and an earthy, funky brett component that is much stronger than whats picked up on the aroma. Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with a high carbonation. Finish: Lingering citrus tartness, but heavier on earthy funkiness Overall: Great beer and a showcase of a 100% brett beer. Not only does the brett provide the typical funkiness, but it also has a pleasant citrus peel flavor and acidity to add complexity. The fermentation of this beer produces an amazing amount of varying flavors. World class

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (3286) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
375 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a golden orange color with a thicker white head that falls down to a thick collar and a light film leaving some good lacing behind. The aroma is pretty good. There is a big sour right up front that is nice. It's got a juiciness to it, and a strong funkiness. It's pretty basic. I'm not complaining, but it's just a touch disappointing. The flavor is also a bit disappointing. There is a little bretty funk and a light sour to it. It's got none of the fruitiness in the flavor. The mouth feel is a little heavier. It's got a good crispness and a weird carbonation. The aftertaste is lingeringly funky with a hint of sour. I'm not sure how I feel about this...

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