Bi-Weekly Beer Review Episode 7
Consecration – Russian River Brewing (Santa Rosa, CA) ABV 10% 4.5 out of 5
My family was camping in bodega bay which made it easy to drive to Santa Rosa and pick up a few bottles at Russian River Brewing Company including this amazing American Sour Ale. consecration is an Ale aged 4-8 months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currents added.
Dark brown color with a tan head. The most incredible sour scent with a wine nose. Strong tart and bitter sour flavor, I get the wine in the back end. I get the flavor of the currents at first taste. This is one great sour ale. The bottle is a little over 12oz and it’s $13.
Bi-Weekly Beer Review Episode 6
Blind Pig IPA – Russian River Brewing (Santa Rosa, CA) ABV 6.1% 4.5 out of 5 –
I have been wanting to try this beer for a while but have never seen it in stores. I was camping up in Bodega Bay so I went over to Santa Rosa to pick up some beer at Russian River Brewing.
Nice thick whitehead and the color is dark golden. Scent of fresh sweet floral hops. The taste is sweet hoppy, not strong hoppy like other IPAs. This is much different then pliny the elder not as strong or bitter. I drank this on July 2nd and the bottle date of this bottle is 6-20-14. It is super tasty and a must buy again.
Angry Orchard -Traditional Dry ABV 5.5% – Clear golden yellow color like apple juice. Lite cider flavor mostly taste like apple. There is scent of apples. This is a good hard cider. I hear the crisp apple and iceman are must better. I will try these soon Angry orchard has quickly become one of the better hard cider makers and a cider craft beer drinkers will actually try. My wife says the Redd’s apple ale is better which true butt Redd’s is ale with apple flavor and this is a true cider in English fashion. I give this a 3 out of 5
Breakfast stout – Founders brewing Co – double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout – ABV 8.3%- my great friend Beer Jesus brought me this bottle from connecticut. I am very happy and excited to try this beer I have never had anything from Founders yet.
Thick black liquid with a thin tan head, nice thick tan lacing. Smells of chocolate, cream, and spicy stout. Tastes of chocolate but not over powering like others can. A very strong stout with roasted malts and coffee. That strong flavor and grit in the back of my throat in the after taste is the oatmeal used to brew this amazing stout. This is the best breakfast stout I have ever had. I thought the Mikkeller beer geek breakfast was the best I’ve had but this founders blows it away. I give this a 5 out of 5. I don’t give beers gives lightly but this deserves it.
Damnation – Russian River brewing company – ABV 7.75% – My family and I go camping every year in Bodega Bay, CA which is in Sonoma County for the Fourth of July week. It is only fitting that I try a new Russian River brew while in Sonoma County. I was given this bottle of Damnation by my great friend Beer Jesus.
Now it’s get to the beer. Golden yellow color with a thick white head. Floral scent. It smells like a Belgian strong ale. Light smooth flavor while remaining strong. A Belgian string pale ale is the best way to describe this beer for sure. I am a fan for sure it is a complex flavor that changes from a strong flavor into a cool refreshing pale ale. I give this a 4.5 out of 5