Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev -2.2%
A 375 bottle courtesy of my buddy Steve on the West Coast (who is drinking Younger as this is being typed). Poured gently in to a Duvel glass, there isn't much heading here, though the color is nice. It is almost Dubbel-ish, coming out a murky rose color. Nose is full of tart fruit, strawberry, raspberry, sour funk, and a hint of dark chocolate. Mild sourness hits the palate at first, with an aftertaste of juicy stone fruit to round things out. Alcohol is nowhere ti be found on this one. Mouthfeel is medium, with the sourness always present, but never overbearing. The balance here is incredible, as is the case with pretty much all RR beers I have tasted. RR makes the wine of the beer world IMO, except more textured and delicious than most wines I have encountered. Russian River, please come to Massachusetts soon. Cheers
02-05-2011 02:33:50 | More by jamie2dope
3.9/5 rDev -12.9%
375ml, batch 004x2. Poured into an over sized wine goblet. Received as a super generous extra from Plenum, thanks a ton man!
A - Pours a dark brown with red tint. Very clear and bubbly. No real head to speak of, but there's some nice action going on around the edges of the glass.
S - Tons of currants, cherries, and oak. The finish is very musky and funky.
T - Extremely sour. This is probably the most sour beer I've ever had, even more so than the Belgian lambics and guezes I've tried. Cherries and oak. The sourness masks a lot of the fruit flavors, but the brett funk is on full display. Delicious.
O - This was a very good beer and I'm glad I got to try this. Its not on par with the belgian sours, but this is a very impressive american wild. It was my first RR'ion beer and from what I read this is the bottom of the tier. Can't wait to try some of the other ones.
06-30-2011 01:30:45 | More by davey101
4.38/5 rDev -2.2%
375ml bottle poured into a oversized sniffter
Appearance : medium dark brown in color. Effervescent carbonation produces a fizzy champagne like head that dissipates quite quickly
Smell : this aroma is hard to describe other than funky goodness.
Taste : great flavor lots of tart fruit and grapes. Sour cherries also provide a nice pucker.The alcohol is not assertive which is surprising given its 10% abv
Mouthfeel : full bodied sour this beer really packs a punch. Champagne like bubbles dance on the tongue.
Overall : overwhelming well done brew. Strangely addictive the more RR sours I have the more I want. The best way to describe this beer is that it is somehow a hybrid of beer/wine/ champagne
01-01-2012 04:39:56 | More by BUNZILLA
3.98/5 rDev -11.2%
Pours a clear, tawny-amber color with a bubbly eggshell colored head. Average retention and spotty lace.
Smells of lemonheads and cherry clan like most of RR sours but this is heavier on the cherry side. A touch or tart Chardonnay as well.
Taste is much different than the other RR sours and opposes the nose. Quite the variation of flavor ranging from Chardonnay and wet horse blanket to mildly tart cherries and finishing with a dry wheat like character.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Pretty dry yet fairly tacky.
Overall this is far better than I thought it'd be. Not bad.
12-06-2012 10:53:29 | More by MrVonzipper
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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