Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by unclejimbay:
4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Consecration is a dark Belgian style ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Not only do we use Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, & Pediococcus, we also add currants to beer while it is aging in the barrels.
Thanks to troywhittaker for gifting this bottle during Rare Beer Night 9/2010.
Appearance is tawny amber in color with off white head that slowly fades to thin lace.
Smells of aging fruit, red wine, dash of vinegar.
Taste as it smells with solid caramel and dark fruit malt support. Less sour quality that expected, perhaps this is more vident with age. Alcohol is well hidden and light tart sourness works as a respectable distraction.
Medium body, medium+ lively carbonation.
Very drinkable as a mellow and malt balanced sour. This may chnage over time, but much more enjoyable and approachable than I expected.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2010 18:06:09 | More by unclejimbay
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