Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by riored4v:
4.35/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a SN Tulip Glass.
Appearance had a thin head that faded real quick down to nothing. No lacing either. Clear, ruby colored body.
Smell was of cherries, currants, slight oakiness and a nice Brett/Wild yeast funkiness.
Taste was amazing. Tart cherries and currant and a nice hint, but smoothing effect of barrel aging. A nice mellow funk/sourness from the Brett/Wild Yeasts. Smooth oakiness from the Cab barrels, alos lend a nice hint of tannins. Lots of tart, dark fruit flavors. Great sourness without being overpowering. More flavorful and complex as it warms up. A very slight sweetness shows in the middle of the drink.
Mouthfeel was of a medium body, well carbonated and crisp finish. Slight dryness.
Drinkability was good even though it is a sour. Very easy to drink and the flavors blend nicely, more-so as it warms up. Doesn't even hint at 10%.
This is by far one of my favorite sours as for as drinkability and flavor goes.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2009 04:09:07 | More by riored4v
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
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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