overall
99
99
style
RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


TwinBeer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours hazy golden with thick white head. Nice funky yeasty fruit smell. Taste of sour cherries and funky but not to funky yeast shines through. Overall a very good sour that leaves your palate wanting more.


4.2
Bill Becker (1365) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006 Poured from 750ml( room temp-Batch 002) a cloudy lightish gold with a huge head of foam that shrank slowly leaving lots of lacing and a solid layer for the entire session. The smell is *all* spicy with notes of yeast, orange, corriander, and a whole lot of funk! The taste is *hugely* sour up front. Almost to the point of knocking my socks off but there's also the yeast, orange, and corriander I mentioned in the smell and there's some peppery notes, hoppy bitterness, and even some malt sweetness .. man.. this one sure is complex as all hell and a literal delight to sip on. I'm glad I have another bottle and plan on cellaring it for a spell. Bottom line: A superb American Wild Ale, in my book. My hat's off to Russian River for, once again, travelling down the off the beaten track!

4.1
AgentAle (1807) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
Aroma is citrus, wild berries and cloves. Taste is ight sweet grains with a subtle earthiness and medium soured grapes. Very very well balanced and sessionable

4.2
nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2017
yellow pour slight haze. aroma big brett cheese. tastes perfumey muscatel grape skins dry white wine. peppery palate fantastic.

3.6
beerplace (1954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2017
375ml bottle (thx, L.-P. B.!). Bottled on 2015-06-19. Pours a clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma is bretts, some wine barrel notes. Similar taste. Not very complex, but pleasant and refreshing.

4
MarcoDL (5312) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of horseblanket, funky brett, grapefruit, oak, vanilla and orange. Taste of orange zest, funky brett, oak, horseblanket, citrus, juice and grapefruit. Has a nice juicy mouthfeel. Great brett beer. Complex and tasty.

3.3
sokuzs1 (1519) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2017
Backlog. Barnyard, pineapple, spicy, herbs. Light bitter, light sour, light sweet.

3.8
tricksta_p (5013) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
From tap at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is Bretty barnyard funk with tart fruits, citrussy lemon, a touch of stone fruit including apricot. Flavour is a nice medium sour. Body is medium. It’s like a light Gueuze, could use some age.

4
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Brought back from the brewery in Santa Rosa by my son - thanks! Hazy, light golden pour, not much of a head to speak of. Pleasant sour aroma, some Parmesan cheese. some apricot sourness. . Flavor is tart with some wood accents, some sourness - cherries come to mind. Solid spritz to the mouthfeel. Excellent sour to savor!

3.8
JBell14 (128) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Hazy yellow light carbonation. Very light nice drinkable sour. Lemon flavor. John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Poured into a tulip from bottle, bottled 7/26/16. Cloudy golden yellow, with a medium white head that quickly dissipated. Nose is all funk, a bit on the bready side, over ripe citrus notes. Taste is mostly tart citrus, with that sharp sour finish. Very nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 87
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5