Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Labeorphile:
4.49/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into Tulip glass with a really thin head that quickly disappears. The beer is a rich amber color.
Aroma is definitely unique. You can definitely smell the sour yeast and the wine aroma from the aging, an interesting yet beautiful combination.
The taste is a bit of a shock for those not familiar with sour ales. You instantly feel the pucker and the sides of your cheeks being sucked in. This quickly fades to the dry flavor of Cabernet while the sour lingers on the palate. I like the concept, but I'm not 100% sold on the flavor. I know it is a sour ale, but the sour is a little overpowering of the really good wine backing.
The mouth feel is a little bubbly. I think this would work better with a little less carbonation.
A good beer, but not one I am inclined to drink regularly.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 02:46:05 | More by Labeorphile
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