Russian River Sanctification Sour Blonde Ale was a heavily carbonated Chardonnay color with a thin white head. There was visible sediment in the glass, and it had the sour aroma of apple, and a dry gewürztraminer.
Russian River Sanctification Sour Blonde Ale opened with funky sour lemon start, with hints of tart green apple and dry, spicy white wine. The ale thickened and sweetened just a touch on the fade, giving rise to a subtle grain and spent yeast background.
As far as brett (brettanomyces) beers go, Russian River Sanctification Sour Blonde Ale
is the one to beat. It’s less sour than it is dry and tart, but that doesn’t take away from the singularly unique experience.