Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,584 | Reviews: 1,025 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Phelps:
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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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
99 out of 100 based on 3,584 ratings.