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RATINGS: 845   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sour aroma with barnyard, brett, leather and woody notes. Flavour was sour with brett, lacto, wood and barnyard notes. Had a lot going on here, Finished dry and sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2009
750mL bottle, batch 003, courtesy of connecticutpoet poured into a tulip. The cork popped out with some force and it pours a bright, cloudy yellow orange with a one-inch creamy white head that recedes to a small cap and leaves good lacing. The aroma has lots of light tart fruits, with lemons, and a slight vinegar acidity. The brett funk is present but not predominant. The taste has the big lemony tartness up front but the sweetness of the fruits and yeast are more prevalent than in the aroma. The finish is dry and slightly funky. The mouthfeel is lively with plenty of carbonation and dry and vinous in the finish. This is one of the more drinkable sours Ive had as the tartness and funk is perfectly balanced with the underlying sweetness. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2009
gold pour with a nice sized white head. Good lacing on this one. Lightly sour citrus aroma. Flavored follow through with a nice bready yeast and more citrus, just a bit of funk. The finish was tart, but not intense. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4978) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
This was on draft at the brewpub. Poured gold with a white head and light lacing. Nose of sour fruit and all those wild odors that must come from the yeast. Good lively mouthfeel. Flavors are complex and the sourness is mixed in with citrus tangs. Finish is long and tart. Fantastic stuff. Good day to stop at the brewpub.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6488) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2009
Courtesy of BigDaddyWil @ northernbrews November "08 sour tasting

Bottle: The aroma consists of apples, floral notes, must, faint lemon, brett, and citrus notes. It pours a slightly pale gold with a small white head that leaves thin webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with sour apples and cider. The finish has a big lemon tartness with some light citrus notes. Light-medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. One of my first experiences with that crazy Brett, and I must say that its a crazy experience! Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma of lemons, yeast and that funky horseblanket smell. Taste is much the same, with a strange sort of leathery mouthfeel. Definitely want to get more experience with this yeast strain.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2009
Poured from a growler... Poured golden with a white head. Dry, sour and tart with citrus and yeast notes. A pleasure to drink. The yeast was a little funky but done excellent with the fermentation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Obriens. Bottom of the barrel. This blew in my glass. I cant believe I havent tried this yet. I could have sworn I had. Aromas of sur funky lemon zest. Tastes are bitter sour and tart lemon peel. Nice sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2365) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
On tap @ OBriens during another Russian River night. Poured a glowing vibrant yellow with immature size of white colored head. Aroma is hard for me to detect because of the smoky surroundings of being outside at OBriens, but a sour and sweet unknown fruit is semi obvious. The flavor is well balanced and holds a mixture of Belgian ale styles with notes of sourness, zest, lemon peel, and blonde Belgian strains of yeast. There is an undeniable sticky and sour residue left behind on the rim of my lips and leaves a metallic aftertaste but none the less part of the experience with this particular sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draught at the brewpub, 5.67%abv. Light straw with a white head. The aroma is floral, and quite lemony-tart, with maybe a light acetic touch. The flavor is sour, and a little funky, with some lemon, leather, and light fruitiness. Light-to-medium bodied with crisp carbonation. After the last two all-brett beers Ive had (proef and avery) I wasnt expecting that much acidity in this, but this guy is pretty damn sour, with great leathery, funky tastes going on.


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