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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3786) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2009
I had I think Batch 2 back in 2006 and it was shared by Notalush. This rating is for the newest batch, which I have been told is a whole kind of a beer. Tulip fill at Tornado. The beer is a beautiful, thick, golden, radiating color. I cannot see through it at all. Has a large head at the pour, fades nicely. Aroma is strong with biscuit brett with lots of thick barnyard behind it. Overall, there is also a sweet cupcake-like maltiness below those wild characteristics. Flavor is thick and juicy brett (think wild leathery juice). This is mixed up with that light, breezy, yet character filled maltiness and a long thick tartneess at the end. It has a thicker velvety mouthfeel. Has a peachy finish to it as well. The beer is wild and delicate all at the same time, a hard line to walk yet Russian River does it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Tap at Russian River. Dark gold pour. Sour, tart citrus an sweet malt aroma. Smooth malt body with a sour citrus flavor. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Hazy pale. I wasnt warm to this initially but came to like it reasonably well. The fruit-floral combinations in the aroma were noteworthy. Somewhat lively carbonation with a hop floral finish that was not fully expected. Bitter. Only light farmhouse qualities. Complex. (on tap at Toronado)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Growler consumed on a fishing boat in the Atlantic courtesy of wavers1. Pours hazy orange with a white persistent head. Smells like a lacto bomb with some citrussy undertones and dry malt present. Tastes funky, perfumy, dry and lactic with some peppery splashes on the finish. An enjoyable beer to session while fishing on a perfect day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7478) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 2. Opaque yellow pour with no head. Tart lemon nose with funky yeast. Full-bodied lemon flavor with yeast, a bit of malt and amazingly a touch of alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sundevil27 (47) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bought this one back from SF in my suitcase, and finally got around to opening. Poured a nice golden color with a fairly large white head.. Sour and tart on the nose w/ a bit of fruit/citrus. Lemon/tart/and sour on the taste as well. This style is growing on me, and this one definitely didnt disappoint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at RR. Hazy/cloudy golden yellow color. Sour/funky aroma, but not overwhelmingly so. Flavor is sour, slight funkiness in there, and tart citrus, along with some tart darker fruit notes too. Really refreshing and easy to drink. Wanted it to be more sour, but its really nice as is too.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap @ RR. Poured a hazy gold. Nose is huge brett, barnyard, some lactic funk, caramel sweetness and some unrip fruit. Flavor is a funky mustyness, BRETT, sour apples and some wine. Amazing brett beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JAXSON (587) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Bottle thanks to Cliff! Clear straw pour yields a fizzy head. Brett, grain, and some sour fruits in the nose. A huge splash of really clean lime fizziness is the first impression. Not unlike a Polar Half and Half, which I freakin love. Brett is really well-integrated and wraps itself all amongst the spritzy sourness in a really elegant way. I love this. Really limey and so clean. ***************EDIT Any batch but the most recent batch (batch 3, 2007 I believe) is not near the 2007 in terms of balance and subtlety of flavor. Downgrading the overall rating a little bit.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
wow. amazing 100% brett beer. just returned from the brewery and had 2 glasses. so amazingly refreshing, supr clean palatte while still having a very bold character. i could have easily dranken 5-6 glasses if i didnt have to drive. if this is on tap when you are there dont miss it, you will be sorry!


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