Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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2.88/5 rDev -35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
A- Consecration pours a gorgeous, deep, ruby red. The head is a slightly tan color but it goes away just as quickly as its poured.
S- Just like its counterpart, Supplication, the wine barrel aging plays a big roll in the smell. Dark, rich, wine notes come through first giving way to the currents added to the mix.
T- Wow. Incredibly sour yet a bit of sweet mellowing on the back end. What a dry taste as well. Cherries, currents, and event an interesting malty sweetness going on.
M- Absolutely no head yet an interesting, effervescent feel to it. Fuller bodied than Supplication yet just as easily drinkable. Still can't get over how dry it is as well. It's in perfect balance.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 23:41:35 | More by Ssippisam
3.08/5 rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a nice reddish brown that turns to a beautiful deep ruby when held in front of a light. Almost no head is present, but a bit of lacing is left behind. The carbonation is easily visible, and never dies down by the time the beer is finished.
Smells solid. Sour up front, with a hint of oak and some different fruits (can't pick out which fruits specifically from the nose.)
Taste just isn't up to par with the smell or the expectations. I will say that this is only my second sour, with the supplication I had two days earlier my first. The supplication was absolutely incredible, and is probably my favorite beer now. This one, though, just doesn't do it for me. The sourness doesn't take up enough of the fruity characteristics and instead reminds me almost of pure vinegar. There is a slight fruity sweetness to it which saves it from being really bad, but the vinegar flavor is too prominent to make it anything more than average. I really wanted to like this one as much as supplication, but it just wasn't even close. Real disappointment.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2010 04:46:20 | More by HURTemHIZZY
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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