Sunday, March 6, 2011

Russian River Sanctification

While at Monk’s cafe for the Pliny the Younger event, I ordered a glass of Russian River Sanctification. The beer pours a yellow-gold color with a thin filmy white head. The aroma consists of sour apple with orange and a faint hint of Belgian yeast. The taste is puckering but amazing, consisting of sour apple, grape, Belgian yeast, earthy hops, banana, and a biscuit-like mouth feel. On the finish, some brett kicks in and is funky, yet quite enjoyable. The alcohol content is 6.47% ABV. The Sanctification is a well-done sour that isn’t overly off-putting with sourness and comes complete with a good fruit and yeast balance.

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