Russian River Beatification

Russian River Beatification

Rated 3.671 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Russian River Brewing

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Beatification is a 100% spontaneously fermented beer using the oldest barrels that no longer have any wine flavor or oak flavor left in them. However, a cocktail of "bugs and critters"(Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus & other wild yeast & bacteria.) remains in the barrel. This isn't the only place where the beer picks up its ability to ferment, before the unfermented beer heads into the oak barrels, the beer has already sat "horny" and picked up many other wild yeasts to start its life towards a true, spontaneously fermented beer.

ID: 22973 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank1275
Overall Percentile97.6
Style Rank22 of 1263
Style Percentile98.3
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.175
Weighted Score3.671
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours with a clear, golden-orange body topped by a thin to medium thick, white head with little lacing. It’s tart and sour with notes of horseblanket and an underlying citrus note. Light to medium bodied, crisp and a touch dry.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 4.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    [PH1] Poured a cloudy, yellow red color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, lemon peel, sour grape, white pepper, vanilla, tropical fruits, honey dew, cherry, and strawberry. Taste of lacto, brett, vanilla, citrus, and green apple. Phenomenal beer!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Batch 001. This Flemish sour ale pours a hazy deep orange color from a 330ml cork finished bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is tart, must, barnyard, bretts, citrus, oak and leather. Medium bodied Flemish sour. Malts are tart, fruity and woody. This is a VERY tart and sour ale. The bretts and oak are very prominent in this beer. Crisp and dry. Lively carbonation, almost sharp, like a champagne. There is an interesting interplay of citrus, lemon, horse blanket, old books and wood. Sharply acidic, tart and dry throughout. The dryness and tartness reminds one of a Berliner Weiss almost. Awesome beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is tart.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle, batch 001. cloudy honey golden color with a white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is like cider vinegar. this is a sour puppy. It's nicely done, but you have to be in a 'sour' beer mood

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