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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Who’s afraid of the "big bad BRETT?" We’ll 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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3.8
hallinghansen (3126) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
Tap at RR. Hazy dark yellow body, with a medium white head. Aroma is sour, fruit and yeast. Flavor is sour, tart fruit, basement and malt.

3.6
sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap at Russian River. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a foamy white head and lacings. Sweet, somewhat sour and bitter. Quite bretty. Sweet aromas of peaches. Creamy mouthfeel wit a low carbonation. Some citric aromas towards the end, followed by a dry finish with lingering brett-notes and tiny hint of residual sugars.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Finally get to try this at the Stone Sour Fest (draught). Pours with a hazy murky yellow body and a small white head. Aroma of brett, sweat, and pineapple. Taste is horse, leather, spices, lemon and brett. Light bubbles with a bone dry mouthfeel. I want to revisit this one if at all possible in the future.

3.6
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Pours a cloudy straw yellow. Tart, lemon, Brett funk. Not too bad. Very similar to Temptation.

4.2
beastiefan2k (3903) - 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
dchmela (3062) - 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
Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Hazy pale. I wasn’t 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
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
JaBier (7871) - 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
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 didn’t disappoint.


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