Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from tap at Belmont Station into snifter ~ comparison tasting with Consecration, Supplication, and Temptation.
This was my personal favorite of the trio. This is one strong mother! Absolutely amazing.
The appearance is lovely with a dark, deep hue and decent carbonation for a barrel aged sour/brett beer.
Nice aromas of currants, oak, spice, and red fruit delightfully frame the funky brettanomyces core.
The palate is lovely and takes the drinker through a magical land of red fruits, tart cherries, fig, and yeast. Lots of complexity and many layers of flavor evolve and change as the beer slightly warms towards room temperature.
The beer has a lovely medium body, with just a slight overbearing kick of alcohol (hence the 4.5 not 5.0 for mouthfeel). A little more body or slightly less alcohol perhaps? Nonetheless, near perfection here.
So delicious and packed with flavor that you can't put the glass down! And I recommend that you NOT put your glass down if you won't want to share! (as I found out)
Serving type: on-tap
12-02-2010 23:24:05 | More by cbarrett4
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