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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,557 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,557
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,325
Gots: 1,115 | FT: 78
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008)
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airohead2001

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part V of epic RR tasting including Tempt, Sancti, Beati, Suppl, and Consec. I've had this one before, but having it at the end of this tasting makes it all the better.

Appearance is dark red with very little head. The smell is bourbon, cherries, vanilla, and raspberries. As good as the smell is, the taste is quite a letdown - lemons, sour grapes, slight biscuit, bitters, and booze; really though, none of these flavors meld into anything too good. The drinkability is fair, but the sourness and the overall blandness of the taste makes one glass of this beer just plenty.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 03:01:38 | More by airohead2001
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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,557 ratings.