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Russian River Brewing Company Sanctification

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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Russian River Sanctification

Valentine’s Day means I have to find a beer that the wife will like as well as myself. This makes choosing a beer a bit more difficult. Luckily I have some Russian River Brewing Company beers in the cellar. My eyes quickly settled on a bottle of Sanctification. We have shared several bottles in the past, so I know this would be a great post-dinner beer: slightly tart, a touch of barnyard, and light. Perfect.

I had Sanctification back in May of last year as part of 365 American craft beers in 365 days. It never lets me down and aging only creates more complexity.

The last two bottles will continue to age. The only problem I will have is allowing the beer to do so, there are many times that I see the corked bottles, having to pull my attention in another direction. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 10 (35%), Overall: 9.4

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Russian River Brewing Company Sanctification (365 Day 166)

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Russian River Sanctification

If you are anything like me than you look forward to just about any American craft beer that comes out of Russian River Brewing Company. Of course the Midwest doesn’t see these beers by way of normal distribution possibly altering our mindset into appreciating these beers much more than they should but I think it is general consensus among beer geeks that Russian River makes some quality brews.

This time around Sanctification was the flavor of the day. Sanctification is bottled aged with brett to give it a tart flavor and aroma. The tartness isn’t as over the top as expected based on what I read on the bottle. Instead it was a subtle complexity that added perfectly to the beer.

Cheers to one day having Russian River beers more easily accessible. Until then, my cousin Russ will continue to be on speed dial. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 10, Look: 9, Drinkability: 10, Overall: 9.4

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