Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.48/5 rDev -0.2%
375 ml bottle, batch number 008, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a dark red mahogany color, produces a thin tan head that recedes to a thin collar, leaves no lacing.
S- Fruity and tart, currants and cherry, also woody with oak and some vinous aromas, the aroma is really nice.
T- Incredible flavors on this beer. Considerable tartness, which is lactic and minimally funky, very nice oak barrel and red wine flavors, fruitiness from currants, beneath all of this is a really nice caramel malt center. I'm not getting any booze at all on this, which is pretty awesome for 10% ABV.
M- Medium-bodied, well-carbonated, smooth and a bit sticky, dry finish, great job on this.
O- An incredible beer, hugely complex, blends tartness, barrel character and malt perfectly, this is really excellent stuff.
07-09-2012 05:28:49 | More by WillCarrera
2.55/5 rDev -43.2%
Brought this batch 005 bottle back from Colorado Summer of 2010. Allowed it to rest for a year. At last, poured into a New Belgium Globe.
Color is good - a garnet red hue that reminds me of a dark cola. Was denied any type of foam at all even though the cork popped off like a bottle of Dom. I'd prefer to see some bubbles here, but not even as much as a glass hugger. No lace of course. Really blows the appearance for me.
Some serious aromas here - it's best attribute. Red wine, dark fruits, sweet pipe tobacco, and woody. The sourness is evident, but not what I'd call inviting. The alcohol is not at all hidden. All this makes for an interesting aromatic ride.
Now for the deal breaker. RR's description of this beer does not deliver the message of "sour bomb", which it is. The sour takes over all the other components found in the aroma and shoves them out the door which is really too bad. Worst tasting brew I've had in ages.
The feel of this beer is pretty chewy, but also lacks the carbonation to balance it out.
This over-hyped concoction was a major let down for me. After wrestling this thing for several swallows of varied volume...it ended in drain pour. A good brew should not make me pucker and salivate profusely. Consecration lacks the all-important balance I search for in a good brew. Now I can say, "Been there. Done that."
07-04-2012 04:40:44 | More by DelMontiac
4.23/5 rDev -5.8%
2010 750 ml. Pours a transparent dark amber with a thin, light tan head. Complex aroma of sweet dark cherries and oak. Starts with nice biting carbonation and tart complex oak and cherries with some other dark fruit notes and good acidity toward a slightly warming finish. Shared with 3 other people, Damn I'm a nice guy.
07-03-2012 15:17:39 | More by beergod1
4.4/5 rDev -2%
On tap (had bottled as well) served in nonucal glass
A - clouldy Garnett brown with one finger rose head with poor rentention and minimal lacing
S - Cab Sav. Currants, funky fruity yeast, cherries.
T - Drink a currant cherry lambic, a cabernet Sav, and a tastes if tobacco and you have got this gem. Sour and warming
M - med body, mod-high carbonation, sticky
O - Yum. A gentlemans beer.
07-01-2012 21:15:43 | More by williamjbauer
4.35/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours dark ruby with ample bubbles into my Russian River glass. A little bit of light brown head at first, fading after a few seconds.
Tart smell with lots of sour cherry and a little bit of the red wine barrel present. A little musty brett blanket as well.
Taste follows although it's not quite as sour as I would expect from the nose. Lots of deep red wine characteristics. Heavy oak, dark fruits and a little leather along with a musty brett presence.
Medium mouthfeel and carb.
Great sour although I still prefer Supplication. If you are a red wine fan as well as a wild fan, this will up your alley.
06-25-2012 21:39:00 | More by jmarsh123
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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