Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by DonDirkA:
4.45/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 007 poured into Lost Abbey Tulip glass.
The color is a brownish-red color. Almost coppery.
It smells very strongly of the wine barrels (Cabernet in this case) with notes of grape and cherry. Maybe a hint of oak. Obviously it has a sour smell, but in an awesome way.
The taste is immediately sour cherries and wine grapes. Very tart and the Cabernet comes through a lot. Not being a wine drinker at all this seems like it would be a turn off but the tartness and sour cherry flavor really hits my tastebuds the right way.
The carbonation provides a bite that really compliments the tartness of the beer.
Overall I think this is a very good beer. Its not, in my opinion, on par with Supplication (which I had just a few days ago) but it is definitely a great example of sour ales and something I would pick up again given the opportunity despite the price tag of $13 for 375ml.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2011 06:20:41 | More by DonDirkA
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4.76/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
From tap to tulip glass
Poured at Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego
This was my conversion sour years ago and I've lost my review, so I figured I quickly reassess my opinion of one of the most coveted beers out there. After going through a couple sips, I think I may have actually underrated the beer. Thinking about all the other sour beers out there, this one is just different...slightly sweeter, oakier, more complex.
A: Cola-like in color with a red hue, the small head leaves sticky lacing all over the glass.
S: The huge bouquet yields notes of of grapes and cherries, oak and raspberries. White pepper and a touch of booze are also notes. Yeasty funk lingers around the edges of the bouquet.
T: The brew has a lot if vino descriptors, which I suspect was the intention. Berries and citrusy acid at the front of palate. Jammy, tart, a little boozy, with drying oak and vinous aspects. Plenty of malty sweetness in this one, carrying through a long and a long and balanced finish.
M: Light and refreshing on the palate, with a little more viscosity than your average wild ale.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 05:15:10 | More by rand
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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