Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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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
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