Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,589 | Reviews: 1,025 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MCain04:
4.55/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Acquired in a trade with WestCoastBrew2 - thanks a ton. 375ml bottle, shared with a friend, 09/14/12 bottling date, poured into a 10 oz snifter glass.
Appearance: red-brown color, opaque. lackluster 1/2 finger light tan head dissipates quickly. No lacing.
Smell: Compared to supplication, a less fruit-forward smell. Still nice presence of sour grapes and apples, a hint of red wine.
Taste: Awesome tart taste, sour grapes, granny smith apples, dry cab sauv really comes through and adds to the dryness. 10% ABV very well-hidden.
Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth and drinkable. Smooth, very nice dry finish, not cloyingly sticky.
Overall: A very different beer than supplication, which speaks to the creativeness of Russian River, in my mind. This beer highlights the balance and smooth texture of the ideal AWA and is well-complemented by cab sauv barrel aging. Equally as good, in my opinion. World-class. Enjoy whenever available.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2013 21:06:25 | More by MCain04
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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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