Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,581 | Reviews: 1,025 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by vitALEity:
5/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Nice head that quickly disappears. Small bubbles line the rim of the glass. Dark mahogany color.
S: Incredible. Ive had this many times and I look forward to the aroma just as much as the flavor. Its sour, tart, tangy, winey, dark grapes, cherries and berries.
T: This is a full-on pucker face sour bomb. Its red wine, cherries, oak and vanilla deliciousness.
M: Full, carbonated, tingly, explosive. Like pop rocks candy.
O: My favorite sour as the interplay between the intense tang/funk/fruit/oak is just perfect.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 05:08:13 | More by vitALEity
More User Reviews:
4.76/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
From tap to tulip glass
Poured at Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego
This was my conversion sour years ago and I've lost my review, so I figured I quickly reassess my opinion of one of the most coveted beers out there. After going through a couple sips, I think I may have actually underrated the beer. Thinking about all the other sour beers out there, this one is just different...slightly sweeter, oakier, more complex.
A: Cola-like in color with a red hue, the small head leaves sticky lacing all over the glass.
S: The huge bouquet yields notes of of grapes and cherries, oak and raspberries. White pepper and a touch of booze are also notes. Yeasty funk lingers around the edges of the bouquet.
T: The brew has a lot if vino descriptors, which I suspect was the intention. Berries and citrusy acid at the front of palate. Jammy, tart, a little boozy, with drying oak and vinous aspects. Plenty of malty sweetness in this one, carrying through a long and a long and balanced finish.
M: Light and refreshing on the palate, with a little more viscosity than your average wild ale.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 05:15:10 | More by rand
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,581 ratings.