Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.39/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Had this once before, on tap, but having a bottle at home so I can review it. Batch 091412, which I'd guess is a bottle date. Tasted 27 June 2013.
Pours a pretty but unremarkable rusty clear medium brown. Just a half-finger of head, fizzling out as it tends to on sours. Just fine.
Smell is big, warm, and red. Potent cabernet aromas, some difficult-to-identify fruit, and the sweetness balanced by a lovely cherry-like tartness. Like a tart, fruity red-wine-beer. Excellent.
Taste is very good, but with a little too much pinch in the sour back-end. Starts out sweet and soda-like, thanks to the fizziness and a sugary amiguously-flavored sweetness. But it quickly slides into sour territory, coming up moderately sharp and fading into a sour-bitter meld that I find a tiny bit bothersome.
Feel is really good. Medium-bodied, with fizzy, prickly carbonation like a fruit soda. Lasting and delightful.
A very good beer, but not my favorite of RR's sours (that remains Supplication). Fruity and pleasant, with just a little too much sour and bitter poking out through the cracks.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2013 19:17:21 | More by zeledonia
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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