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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,490 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,304
Gots: 1,101 | 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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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Had this once before, on tap, but having a bottle at home so I can review it. Batch 091412, which I'd guess is a bottle date. Tasted 27 June 2013.

Pours a pretty but unremarkable rusty clear medium brown. Just a half-finger of head, fizzling out as it tends to on sours. Just fine.

Smell is big, warm, and red. Potent cabernet aromas, some difficult-to-identify fruit, and the sweetness balanced by a lovely cherry-like tartness. Like a tart, fruity red-wine-beer. Excellent.

Taste is very good, but with a little too much pinch in the sour back-end. Starts out sweet and soda-like, thanks to the fizziness and a sugary amiguously-flavored sweetness. But it quickly slides into sour territory, coming up moderately sharp and fading into a sour-bitter meld that I find a tiny bit bothersome.

Feel is really good. Medium-bodied, with fizzy, prickly carbonation like a fruit soda. Lasting and delightful.

A very good beer, but not my favorite of RR's sours (that remains Supplication). Fruity and pleasant, with just a little too much sour and bitter poking out through the cracks.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 19:17:21 | More by zeledonia
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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.