Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Russian River - Consecration (2010)

Dark Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from local wineries. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with black currants, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet. Very full-bodied, sip slowly!

The ABV is 10.0 and the IBU rating is ??
Style - Sour Dark Ale
Glass to use - Flute, Tulip, Oversized Wine Glass
Delivery - 375ml Bottle

Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions.

The Pour - Pours a dark ruby color with a tan head that vanishes quickly. No lacing.
Aroma - Sweet, fruity, spices, cherries and vanilla.
Taste - Tart, funky after taste from the brett, hints of tobacco and oak.
Mouth Feel - No carbonation and full body.
Drinkable - Pucker tart. Well balanced and it aged very well. 

This beer pairs well with cheese. I had a sharp cheddar during this session.

This beer gets a Duper rating of A
BeerAdvocate Rating = 99
Ratebeer Rating = 100