Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Colored a deep crimson brown, with a little yellow at the edges.
S: Smell is of caramel malts and syrupy molasses. Carbonation is noticeable in the nose and almost burns the nostrils if you whiff too close.
T: Taste is two-sided: malt up front, tartness in the back. Barrel aging produced a very pronounced wood flavor, almost like chewing on a piece of oak. You get a blast of orangey lemon citrus just at the swallow. Tartness is most noticeable as you begin to drink, but the dark rich woody taste comes after the swallow and builds after each sip.
M: Medium body. Heavily carbonated almost to champagne levels, but it works.
D: A complex and delicious brew, with each flavor pairing beautifully and playing off the others. 750s empty themselves quickly in my presence.
The only Russian River brew I've tried so far, but I'll definitely be picking up more next time I'm in the Northwest.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2009 06:59:34 | More by Phelps
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