Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by beachbum1975:
4.63/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler from a recent trade with sholland119. Thanks VERY much, Scott!
I've had bottled & corked Consecration on multiple occasions, but this is my first RR sour in a growler format. Batch #4.
Poured a gorgeous, clear root beer brown with light tan edges. Despite sitting in a growler for 2 weeks, I got a 1/2 inch, white head with compact bubbles. The head fizzled out quickly leaving a fine ring of fizz around the edges of my Lost Abbey tulip.
I got sour cherries, apple cider and new oak on the nose. There was also hints of figs and strawberries. Rich and stong, very nice.
Wow, what a beer. Complex, full bodied and masterfully balanced. The flavor hits you big at first, then fades quickly leaving a faint and pleasing oak film in the aftertaste. There are so many flavors swirling around in the sourness that it's hard to identify them! Like the nose, the predominant flavors are sour cherries, apple cider and new oak.
The champagne yeasts in this beer work perfectly. Not too much, not too little.
I am officially ready to move to the San Diego area so I can have RR sours on a regular basis.
Serving type: growler
11-26-2010 00:47:36 | More by beachbum1975
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4.73/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottled on 7/18/13. Poured into Hill Farmstead tulip.
Appearance- is dark ruby to mahogany hue. Minimal head. Good lacing.
Smell- dark fruits, red wine, ripe berries and oak.
Taste- dark fruit, currants, red wine tannins, some tartness, some oak character.
Mouth feel is medium to light, dry finish like a wine. Moderate carbonation and excellent balance.
Overall spectacular wild ale; favorite to date. Russian River always has a flavor profile that is complex!
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 22:04:58 | More by hillvt4me
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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