Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,587 | Reviews: 1,025 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
4.1/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 07 18 13
Drank 01 24 14
Down the middle pour brings forth a thick off-white foam that quickly fizzles down to nothing. Deep burnt orange body when held to the light that is filled with carbonation zinging all around.
The aroma is full of the souring bacteria, gets a little funky, currant, and cherry. Comes off like an Oud Bruin.
Plenty of fruitiness comes off with currant, red grape, and tart apple. The oak from the Cabernet barrels comes out slightly. Nice little musty funk hangs out at the end. No hint of the 10%.
Fairly smooth medium body. Medium tartness on the palate. Finishes dry.
Nicely balanced for such a big sour beer. Really well done beer that has great Cab qualities imparted into it.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 20:01:00 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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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