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RATINGS: 846   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Many thanks to Bruce for sharing this one. Pours lightly hazy, bright gold with a fine, white foam head. Ripe lemon nose with some sweaty socks as well. Light to medium sweet flavor with some pale malts, tangy citrus, more socks. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately dry and grassy to finish with still more socks and sweat. Good balance, nice nuance. Very solid beer overall.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewProfessor10 (4) - - DEC 7, 2016 does not count
2.5+ years old. Bottled 05/30/2014. F*ck this got better with age. NOSE = straight up oaked lambic. TASTE = same + big Brett & lemon funk. Another that Im VERY glad I aged.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (1051) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Niesamowite rzeczy zrobiły tu bretty. Mega owocowe. Ananas i brzoskwinia w smaku znakomite. Być może najciekawszy profil Brettw spośrd wszystkich RR.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1154) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared at Chmielarnia. Nice touch of tropical fruits, specially pineapple. Light funky notes. Taste is dry, fruity, nicely balanced and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2262) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Panel RR Rami Rami is drinking a Sanctification by Russian River Brewing Company at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Owococe jasne, brzoskwinie? Ziemiste te brety, dziwne posmaki dziegciowe, nie podchodzi mi specjalnie, mimo fajnych bretow

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (1153) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2016
On tap at City Beer. Pours a clear gold, vibrant white head. Aroma is basement, earth, grain, citrus, hay, apple. Flavor is dry oak, Chardonnay, bitter earth, basement must / Funk, grape. Well balanced heavy Brett / white grape sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (5055) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. All thanks to Alberto, who unfortunately couldnt carry this one back to Europe either. Soft cloudy yellow, soft white foam. Great Russian River aroma, this is everything I missed since they pulled out of Washington. Sweet, brett and chardonnay. Soft tart brett, smooth, fairly sweet. Clean, mild. Very tasty, refined, but also a bit calm in the storm of todays American brett beers and sours. I like it a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3652) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2016

Lukt: Sure frukter.
Utseende: Gul.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Sure frukter med en pre avslutning.
Hvor: Tasting kveld hos Bryne med Untapd Josten.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected],75%, N[email protected]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle as pictured. Was over 2 years old. Not much in the nose but a bit tart in the taste. Definitely more mellow than it wouldve been early on. The Brett has mellowed but leaves some funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2264) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2016
bottle to sampler this was batch 006. they poured a yellow color with smallish white head. total sour all the time from start to finish. tart and brett made perfectly. nice flavor. dont know how else to say this but its just a fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of lemon, grain, bread, mineral, red apple and funk. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of lemon, apple skin, mineral and light grain. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice.


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