Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep purple with little head. Light, fruity aromas fill the glass. I get grape, current (of course), cherry and some wine aromas. A bit of sour twinge in the nose as well. The alcohol is all but completely hidden. The taste is bold and fruity. Strawberry, plum, cherry flavors with a sour bite. It fades to currant and bitter black cherries, and the sour taste lingers for a bit. The carbonation in this beer is delicate and you wouldn't notice it if you didn't wonder how the beer is so smooth.
This is a wonderful sour. I tried it first at RR's brewery and it was too much for a first timer. After some Oude Bruins the sour flavor has grown on me and now I can fully appreciate the more potent sours. This is flavorful and complex. The sourness is in perfect equilibrium with the amount of flavor in this beer. All that in a 10% beer that doesn't taste alcoholic at all. A must try, but don't dive into this expensive treat until you've tried a couple other sours, because some context really makes you appreciate it better.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2011 05:49:26 | More by Philousa
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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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