Russian River Consecration

Russian River Consecration - bottle

20171124:
The beer had a definite sour smell. However, it didn't taste like a typical sour beer. The beer tasted sour but the sips ended with an unusual bitterness. This might have been because I just finished a bottle of Small Town Not Your Father's Cream Ale. 4:29PM PT

Russian River Consecration - taster

[20171205 Edit]

Russian River Consecration

Relevant Links:
Consecration (Russian River Website)
Russian River Consecration (RateBeer.com)
Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company (BeerAdvocate.com)

Russian River Consecration - back of the bottle


Website Information:
Consecration

SOUR DARK ALE AGED IN CABERNET BARRELS WITH CURRANTS

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!

AVAILABILITY
Pub draft and bottles, local distribution draft and bottles, limited draft and bottles to most distributors, seasonal

Original Gravity: 1.078
Alcohol by Volume: 10%
Color: Reddish Brown
Bitterness: High