Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zaplt:
4.43/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Beer was shared three ways (hobojon and DaveJanssen) poured meticulously and artistically into a tulip La Chouffe glass. Batch - 002X1
Appearance - The color was a deep dark amber, surprisingly clear. Lighter head with a lack of lacing.
Smell - Complex with initial sweetness slowly enveloped by a fruity (raisin), and bready smell with a strong funk ensuing. The sour funk (which I described as barnyard) was not too overwhelming, but quite pleasant)
Taste - The first sip knocked me off my feet. Many layers of flavors - Amazing layers of sweetness/funkiness/mild malt. Tart/sour funk very apparent after first sip - wonderfully balanced - the sweetness was very strong, more so than expected but well balanced with the sour funk and malt and countless other tastes words cannot portray. Wine character and oak evident from aging.
Mouthfeel - Generally high carbonation but not unpleasant. Sweet and full considering.
Drinkability - Lovely beer - one of the most drinkable soured beers I have ever tried. Will gladly recommend to experienced beer lovers and inquiring minds concerning innovative soured beers. Go Russian River go!
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2009 05:46:44 | More by Zaplt
More User Reviews:
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
4.75/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from Bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark amber color, beautiful carbonation streams, and yeast floating around. A firm and smooth one finger head until the bottom of glass. Lovely foam streamers left around the glass.
Aroma: More malty than I expected. At first reminded me of a caramel heavy barley wine. Strong sour scent next with strong lemon tones. Dark fruit smell from raisins and prunes.
Taste: Lemon warhead candy, red wine, vanilla from oaky wood. Touch of caramel malt in the back ground. This is probably the best sour I have ever had.
Mouthfeel: Strong sour cringe, with smooth flow. Carbonation is mild and smooth, and a bit astringent in the back. 10% ABV is noticed in the swallow with minor burn
Overall: FANTASTIC! Highly recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 01:38:22 | More by BeerSnobsUnited
4.59/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
On tap at the source – 06/16/2014
Full Belgian Tulip
A: Deep Merlot color body with some dark brown and purplish tones throughout. Fairly opaque and hazed look to it with a thin layer of khaki cream that quickly settles out to a crown. Light swaths and dots of lace are left behind.
S: Grapey and vinous with a suggestion of red wine vinegar underneath. Slightly sweet with some earthy musk coming through. Something mineral there and iron like. Seriously smells like a grape sour candy though. It is quite the delight.
T: The flavors are boldly vinous with Bordeaux grape and some green oaky notes that meld into a refreshingly tart pucker. I get some toned down vinegar qualities and a bit of those earthy mineral deposits in the back. There is a moderate level of bitterness here that works well with the woodsy tannins to dry the beer out in the finish and at 10% ABV this is incredibly well balanced with the alcohol completely disguised. A feat in itself really. Overall just super delicious.
M: Moderately full in body with a nice tartness that puckers the palate. There is a touch of tannic astringency to help dry the finish. Slightly watery overall.
D: An Incredible American Wild. Very bold in flavors with a great red wine influence. Yet incredibly well balanced and easy to drink. Nice and tart without much funkiness to it. I actually prefer Consecration over the Supplication.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 21:08:51 | More by Nugganooch
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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