Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,016 | Reviews: 996 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by gcamparone:
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Acquired in a trade from chalupa_batman, thanks!
A- Pours a clear amber body with a fizzy white 2" head that rises and reduces quickly to leave zero lacing or head.
S- Smells similar to the other RR wilds, but it's a little more wine-forward. I get an acidic berry/cherry/fermented fruit aroma with leather, wood, must, and dry red wine. Some spices and vinegar are in the background. Smells awesome.
T- Quite tart with sour cherry, green apple, and woody oak notes upfront that develop into red wine (cabernet is definitely present). Red wine vinegar and musty notes are in the background. Leaves a sour taste on the palette. No booze detected.
M- Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Another world class impression of the American Wild by RR. The cabernet barrel aging really adds a whole new dimension of complexity to this beer. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 22:27:09 | More by gcamparone
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
American wild ale
APPEARANCE: Gorgeous colors in this beer. Deep ruby mahogany, with a burnt orange rim variation. Little to no head with very light lacing.
AROMA: Nice and sour fruit right away. The Cabernet barrel explodes with notes of oak, currants, black cherry jam some barnyard funk rounds it out.
TASTE: Very tart lots of green apples which I didn't get on the nose. Fades rather quickly into the currant and cherries. Definitely getting that Cabernet flavors and nice oakiness.
MOUTHFEEL: Oddly enough without having a head on the beer there is a lot of prickly carbonation. Medium bodied slight oily feel maybe due to the Cabernet barrels.
OVERALL: Great, easily approachable sour. Wine drinkers will really appreciate the complex flavor profiles. Thoroughly enjoyed this, I think sharing the bottle was the way to go. The high ABV is hidden well and makes it almost to easy to drink.
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 10:07:05 | More by BeerZombies1
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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