Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -4.7%
Reviewed from notes. 375 ml bottle marked Batch 004X4 poured into a Vistory tulip...
A - Pours a dark brown color with no real light shining through. A very small cream colored head forms and recedes to a small, bubbly collar.
S - Acidic notes of vinegar and tart cherry. Oak, vanilla, some cabernet infuences as well. The sweetness from the fruits and the barrels mix well with the sourness.
T - Sweetness and sourness mix quite well here. Flavors of grape, cherry, oak tannins, and Brett funk. There's a tartness from the fruits that adds nicely to the lactic acidity going on. Really nice flavors.
M - Medium bodied beer with ample carbonation. Smooth and crisp with a slight dryness on the finish.
O - I enjoyed this one, although it was not as good to me as Supplication and Temptation. Really great American Wild from Vinnie.
12-06-2011 04:34:15 | More by KAP1356
4/5 rDev -10.9%
A big thanks to rmaste6282 for this bottle.
A 375ml bottle caged and corked, poured into a tulip glass. A good frothy head attempted to form but quickly dissipated to a ring of bubbles.
The nose on this one is very interesting, sweet like bubble gum, phenolic, sour and tart cherry.
Taste is great, a nice balance of tart dark fruit with a dry finish. Not much sweetness in the taste as the nose would leave one to believe.
Pretty good overall. The bottle lacks carbonation but I am not complianing, that's a reality with bottle conditioned beers. The alcohol is very well hidden in this one.
12-05-2011 03:20:32 | More by alpineclimber
4.08/5 rDev -9.1%
i was pretty hyped up to try this. poured into a tulip, great color. not much head but that was expected.
nose is very earthy, dirt, leaves, touch of dark cherry/fruit.
very dry, dark fruit, bright acidity, touch of chocolate. mild oak, slight vinous character, earthy, vinous, touch of alcohol.
lower carbonation, fairly drinkable. might age my other bottle for a few years.
12-05-2011 00:53:57 | More by wyattshotmaker
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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