Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,603 | Reviews: 1,026 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beagle75:
3.35/5 rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
On-tap at Tustin Brewing Company; a ten-ounce serving poured into a Chimay goblet.
A: Clear, reddish-amber color with a small amount of white head that quickly diminishes to a patchy residue and ring of foam.
S: Weak ascetic odor with slight urea. While it sounds repulsive, the overall mildness of the smell keeps it from being overpowering.
T: Taste begins very sour and also fruity. The taste of wine is diminished and blends well with the other flavors of currants and stone fruits. An aftertaste rapidly sets in consisting of strong, assertive oak and bready yeast. The flavor of the yeast is noticeable in every sip and I find myself looking forward to it--not what I expected to find in this beer. There is no flavor of alcohol detectable.
M: Viscosity is thin but not watery or distracting. Moderate carbonation could be less, as it seems to exhaust the palate by the end of the serving.
D: This beer is truly a challenge, both in terms of alcohol content as well as flavor. It is most similar to another Russian River sour, Supplication. Neither drinks as easily as some other American-brewed sour brown ales such as The Bruery's Oude Tart or Jolly Pumpkin's La Roja. Be warned before you open a large bottle of this beer for yourself--you would have to love sours unconditionally to enjoy all 750 ml.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2010 23:22:36 | More by beagle75
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.