Russian River Damnation

Russian River Damnation, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: nice golden color with a white, fluffy head

S: The distinctive Belgian yeastiness with plenty of spice–mostly coriander and pepper. Apple, pear and honey flavors come through as it warms

T: Up front, this one is definitely sweet and malty. The apple and pear flavors show themselvesas it warms but are not overpowering. The finish has a light floral hop bitterness to contribute to a balanced beer.

M: The body is medium and slightly sticky and sweet. The carbonation is moderate and, despite the sweetness, is actually a bit dry and well attenuated.

D: A well balanced and really flavorful beer from RR

Serving type: bottle Batch 063

Russian River Consecration

Russian River Consecration, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: Opaque, dark brown with a very noticeable reddish tint.

S: The nose is sour in general, but specifically sour cherries. The oak barrel also really comes through.

T: Again, lots of sour cherries. Quite tart. Maybe also some grapes and you definitely get the currants. The combination of the Brett, barrel, and fruit give the beer a very dry and tannic character..

M: The body is rather full with a high level of carbonation and a very dry finish.

D: Incredible. You would never know the ABV strength of this beer as the alcohol is completely covered by the wonderful taste.