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Russian River "Consecration"
Russian River Brewing Company - Santa Rosa, California USA
Wild Ale (ABV 10%)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Aroma: 9/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 5/5
Overall: 19/20

The pour was a clear deep dark mahogany brown with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated in 1-2 seconds and basically had no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was very complex and enticing with a dark grain malt and funky Brett yeast and possessed notes of dark fruit (red grape and black currant), a bit of oak cask and a boldly tart red wine presence.

The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic and had strong currant and grape notes throughout, with the finish having a bold and somewhat dry sour wine alcohol taste. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for a bit more than an average duration following the swallow, with a really wonderful sour fruity taste lasting quite a bit longer.

Mouthfeel was right below medium in body with a really smooth dry texture and an almost champagne like carbonation.

Overall I can not express how much I enjoyed this particular brew, it was sweet and fruity yet bold and sour with a fantastic lingering lip smackin’ taste. By far the best Russian River brew I have had to date. I highly recommend if given the chance, that you most definitely give this one a try...

Sampled: 9/8/2012
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2 comments
  • Mark
    Mark One of my favorites from Russian River.
    September 16, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII Mine also, I want more right now...
    September 16, 2012 - 1 likes this