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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,504 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,504
Reviews: 1,020
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,307
Gots: 1,104 | FT: 75
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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geryeb624

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle courtesy of Elendinn. Thanks man!

A- Red wine in color with a fizzy white head. This dissipates pretty quickly however.

S- Sour, with substantial Brett funk. Again, wine comes to mind, as the nose is fruity and acidic.

T- Sour and funky up front with nice fruitiness. Admittedly, I'm not familiar with currants, so I can't pick out specifics, but the fruit comes through nicely. Finishes with an interesting buttery vanilla sweetness that really pulls everything together.

M/D- Nice, champagne-like carbonation and very well-hidden alcohol make this pretty drinkable for the style.

A very nice wild ale. I think I prefer Supplication, but this is also very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 06:03:51 | More by geryeb624
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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,504 ratings.