Sanctification

375 mL bottle courtesy of Ross – many thanks. Batch 005.
Chilled this off perfectly and the medium pop on opening the corked & caged bottle produces some nice gun smoke.
The head ‘fizzes’ up initially but of course it does not last and there is not much lace or retention. A very thin film of bubbles sit atop the beer.
The color is REALLY memorable. A very, very distinct lemon colored, yellow body. Super bright in terms of the hue and a stand out feature of the brew.
The nose is fresh and bright if somewhat predictable. Some apple notes and a little tart alcohol.
Tastes strike all of the right notes. Light, tart cider, citrus brightness and Brett fusion. Sharp and tart without lingering, the beer is clean. I really light the carbonation that seems perfect. It dances on the tongue and titillates but never gets prickly like beers of this type, can. As the beer warms I get a little more sweet character with some fruit coming through. Citrus. Green apples and gooseberries.
Overall a lovely, tasty beer which simply summarizes what RR does magnificently well.

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04/02/2011
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bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.45
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