Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Swimsum:
4.38/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Found some old reviews. This was sampled with ThreeWiseMen on 10/18/10. Batch 2 into Duvel tulip.
Pours out a nice dark red, almost mahogany like color. Ivory colored head emerges from this. Held to the light can see very active carbonation. Head settles to thin layer on top of beer. In light the body lights up to a brilliant ruby. Head stays around for whole session but no lacing is present.
Most sourness with red currants that are very prevalent. This is the first time having this and it honestly smells amazing. Really like the red currant smell.
Tart and sour just like the smell. Much more sour than I thought it was going to be (haven't had a lot of sours up to this point). However, as the session went on was able to get used to the sourness. The currants make themselves known as well. By the end of the glass, this became really balanced for me and I really wasn't even noticing the sourness, was more of a subtle sourness. Very nice.
This was pretty well carbonated. I have no idea if it is too high for the style or what but I felt a good amount of carbonation when the beer was on the tongue. Regardless, I really like how this feel goes down.
Amazingly drinkable. I wasn't sure what to expect in regards to sourness but this is very well done and taste great. I'll be buying this a lot many times over and over.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2011 20:56:27 | More by Swimsum
More User Reviews:
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
4.5/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a dark amber, purplish ruby red color; reminiscent of a wine. Nice one finger slightly off-white head, which retains for several seconds or so.
S: Aromas are revealing a vinous, cabernet, wine ratio which is nicely supplemented by funky notes of figs, oak, cherry, plums, brown sugar, lemon, dark fruits and of course accompanied by sourness. The notes/intricacies on this guy are fantastic
T: Sour, tart, and funk are quite prevailing and pleasing. In keeping with the smell, the taste is that of a vinous, wine feel. Notes are that of grapes, raisins, lemon, cherry, slight vinegar, and a woody oak earthiness feel; very similar to the smell
M: Medium to Full body, medium carbonation, lots of sour funk, the presence of wine, and just an overall complex beer
O: Complex and incredible; being extremely well balanced and very smooth make this out to be a superbly refreshing beverage
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 14:01:53 | More by M-Fox24
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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