Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +8%
A: Poured a dark amber color with a nice 3/4 inch light brown head.
S: RIght off the bat, I could smell a lot of funky Bretty smells. You can also smell a little but if the currant and fruityness that goes into the sour
T: Very effervescent, and extremely tangy and sour. You can definitely taste the sourness from the currents and the oaky flavor lingers as an aftertaste.
M: Medium body, yet very light, enjoyable, effervescent mouthfeel
D:10%??? Doesn't feel like 10% at all, extremely easy to drink!
01-26-2011 04:44:46 | More by trodersark
4.83/5 rDev +7.6%
Poured into Duvel Tulip glass. Batch 002x3
Pours a pleasing woody red/brown, 1 finger head quickly diminishes without lacing. Nothing out of the ordinary for a wild ale.
Smells amazing, black cherries and funky oak. It's highly reminiscent of a great Gueuze I sampled in Belgium - perfectly aged.
The taste is awesome. My girlfriend calls it a cross between sour gummy worms and red wine. I get what she means - there's a pleasant fruitiness, but it's not overly sour, more a tart sweetness, balanced with the minimal beer undertones. A wild that even the Belgians would drink proudly.
The slight bite on the mouthfeel is all that keeps this from a 5, there. It's well rounded with a puckering start that gives way to a mouthwateringly-sweet finish
I'd drink more if they weren't 20 each ;). This is a beer I cannot think of a food to pair with. It stands alone to be tasted, enjoyed on its own merits.
08-29-2009 23:15:44 | More by Tawnos
4.43/5 rDev -1.3%
Batch 2x1 - 750 ml bottle
A: Dark reddish brown in color and clear. Carbonated enough to create a small white head.
S: Very sour smell, typical for a Russian River sour. The currants and cabernet aromas come through loud and clear.
T: Excellent. Very tart and sour, but is palate pleasing. The fruit currants are definitely noticeable as is the flavor from the cabernet sauvignon oak barreling.
M: Feels bubbly feel and medium bodied.
O: Another great wild ale from Russian River. I have been lucky enough to have multiple vintages of Consecration. I am partial to the earlier batches of this beer, batches 1 and 2 being my favorites. Later batches are very similar, but don't seem to have the same levels of oak and fruit flavor.
09-04-2011 04:53:43 | More by beerfan99
4.58/5 rDev +2%
Won't add much that hasn't already been touched upon, but...
Bottled 2014-02-11. Poured on 2014-08-13. Delicious as could be. Not sure what this is like super fresh or with another 5-6 months to put it at a year old, but right now it's uber-tasty. Wish I could come across more in an easier fashion and I cannot wait to try again and try it's brother/sisters (Supp, temp, Beat, etc.).
08-14-2014 05:27:58 | More by B-Nut-GoBlue
4.58/5 rDev +2%
Have had this many times on tap. Lets talk about a Saraveza pour. Ruby hue with a beige head. Tart, funky tones, with oak and yeast on the nose. Well carbonated which balanced the alcohol and tart, sour characteristics. I could feel the alcohol going down my esophagus which was pretty warming. Some flavors of oak and wild yeast which was noticeable but not as smooth and tart/sour as I would hope. And the currants were very subtle and in the background mostly and a little in the finish.
10-27-2010 20:46:08 | More by boMD
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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