Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -5.1%
8/8/2012 - 12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Batch 8.
A: Slow pour to keep yeast sediment (not much was evident) in the bottle. A fizzy head forms, but quickly disappears and leaves no lacing. Beer is a pleasant cordovan color.
S: Cabernet and sour Brett. Just a hint of the currants.
T: Strong sour ale, but the Cabernet and Brett work really well together. Not picking up currants as I expected. High carbonation leads to dry finish. Amazingly, no alcohol heat despite 10.0% ABV
M: A bit champagne-like, thin and dry.
O: Nobody does sour ales like Russian River. Expected more fruit a la their Supplication sour cherry ale, but this is very good.
Aging another bottle for a year; we'll see what it's like then.
1/10/14 - Well, that time flew by...
A: Slow pour again due to possible yeast accumulation (none in evidence). Smaller head than before, also quickly disappears. Still plenty of tiny carbonation bubbles. Either same color or a tiny bit darker
S: Cabernet and sour Brett. Strongly recommend serving at cellar temp as opposed to refrigerator to let the currant notes, such as they are, come through.
T: Very strong sour at refrigerator temp, out of balance at that point. Almost overwhelming. Warming helps a little.
M: Seems a bit more full-bodied, still no alcohol burn, but does induce quick drying.
O: Aging did not seem to improve this at all.
01-10-2014 22:01:41 | More by IvoryFoxhole
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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