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RATINGS: 861   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Hazy golden smaller white head... Funky Bretty lemony aroma mildest bready note.... Lively lemony bready dry finish... Medium to almost medium thin body... Nice beer fairly complex... Have a few more, hope they develop a few more flavors over time...


4.2
nealblind (1946) - 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 (1805) - 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 (5139) - 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 (1472) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2017
Backlog. Barnyard, pineapple, spicy, herbs. Light bitter, light sour, light sweet.

3.8
tricksta_p (4879) - 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 (8183) - 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 (121) - 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.

4
rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - MAR 20, 2017
From tap at the brewery. Unclear yellow golden color with of white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, funky, grassy, floral, citrusy fruity, wood, vinous. Sweet, acidic and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.4
darbeer75 (934) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Aroma: sour and funky, fruity; Appearance: light golden, clear pour with thin white head; Taste: follows nose with some cherry; not too tart/sour; Overall: smooth and easy drinking.


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