Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Roguer:
4.16/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a half finger of quickly-fading beige head, leaving a nice thin rim. Brew is a lighter, nutty brown; almost clear brown on the pour, but a solid, strongly translucent reddish-brown in the glass. Lacing is basically nonexistent.
Sweet yeast, wild funkiness, and a tart sour are all present: very complex. Difficult to identify many individual aromas: grapes, dark fruit, and wild yeast are most prevalent, with a slightly sweet and cheesy funkiness at the end.
Immediately sour, with a tartness that maintains throughout the experience. The cheese funk comes into play on the back-end. Red grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon are very apparent. There's a very light sweetness present, but the sour flavor is by far the most powerful and overwhelming.
Medium to thin mouthfeel, but with a nice oily residue. The tartness makes it difficult to drink this particularly fast, despite the mouthfeel. Slight sting; the sourness doesn't quite make me pucker, but it does wake up the taste buds throughout my mouth. Noticeable foaming.
I don't have a ton of experience with sours, although I've had a few wild ales. This is exceptionally well crafted and smooth. It might not be the most accessible sour or wild ale, as it's definitely not an intro beer, but it's so well made, it should be enjoyable even to novices (like me).
Thanks to JayORear for this trade!
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 23:58:09 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Like Supplication on steroids, you get flavors of cherries, oak, chocolate, cognac and sour citrus with a deep, caramelly malt backdrop. Appearance is a deep, dark amber with almost no light penetration or head. Thick, chewy mouthfeel and a deep, vinous smell. Worth over penny. A perfect beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 06:59:29 | More by Antnego
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,603 ratings.