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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,600 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,600
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,339
Gots: 1,127 | FT: 79
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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Ssippisam

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

A- Consecration pours a gorgeous, deep, ruby red. The head is a slightly tan color but it goes away just as quickly as its poured.

S- Just like its counterpart, Supplication, the wine barrel aging plays a big roll in the smell. Dark, rich, wine notes come through first giving way to the currents added to the mix.

T- Wow. Incredibly sour yet a bit of sweet mellowing on the back end. What a dry taste as well. Cherries, currents, and event an interesting malty sweetness going on.

M- Absolutely no head yet an interesting, effervescent feel to it. Fuller bodied than Supplication yet just as easily drinkable. Still can't get over how dry it is as well. It's in perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 23:41:35 | More by Ssippisam
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -33%

05-14-2013 13:36:00 | More by earlholman
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mriyanto

California

3/5  rDev -33%

03-03-2012 21:28:58 | More by mriyanto
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

02-13-2013 21:41:15 | More by jtyson
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -33%

05-07-2013 13:51:03 | More by mcintire78
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seasmokiee

California

3/5  rDev -33%

01-19-2012 18:05:35 | More by seasmokiee
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laughingman4929

California

3/5  rDev -33%

02-24-2013 18:38:08 | More by laughingman4929
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -33%

06-22-2014 02:33:16 | More by Wetenkamp
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oaktree42


3/5  rDev -33%

04-14-2012 16:30:30 | More by oaktree42
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beerbtl

California

3/5  rDev -33%

06-23-2013 19:41:39 | More by beerbtl
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johnnye1981

California

3/5  rDev -33%

02-22-2014 21:30:01 | More by johnnye1981
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spamages

Michigan

3/5  rDev -33%

12-29-2011 21:34:52 | More by spamages
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

07-23-2013 23:14:49 | More by ejimhof
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pschul4

Illinois

3/5  rDev -33%

01-23-2013 22:10:23 | More by pschul4
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nebuchadnezzer

California

3/5  rDev -33%

12-11-2013 12:07:28 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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RichBeer

California

3/5  rDev -33%

11-16-2011 08:51:26 | More by RichBeer
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jlg79fe

Alaska

3/5  rDev -33%

05-23-2014 16:29:00 | More by jlg79fe
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chewy6935

Michigan

3/5  rDev -33%

02-02-2014 19:12:24 | More by chewy6935
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -33%

11-20-2011 23:34:28 | More by Rempo
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treznor

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -33%

05-06-2014 18:34:11 | More by treznor
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Gary779

South Africa

3/5  rDev -33%

02-09-2012 13:26:56 | More by Gary779
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I_Whipsper_To_Beer

California

3/5  rDev -33%

04-28-2014 03:41:35 | More by I_Whipsper_To_Beer
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -33%

09-30-2012 20:16:04 | More by AlaskanYoung
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BlackWolfsburg

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

11-18-2011 02:49:37 | More by BlackWolfsburg
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HURTemHIZZY

Virginia

3.08/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice reddish brown that turns to a beautiful deep ruby when held in front of a light. Almost no head is present, but a bit of lacing is left behind. The carbonation is easily visible, and never dies down by the time the beer is finished.

Smells solid. Sour up front, with a hint of oak and some different fruits (can't pick out which fruits specifically from the nose.)

Taste just isn't up to par with the smell or the expectations. I will say that this is only my second sour, with the supplication I had two days earlier my first. The supplication was absolutely incredible, and is probably my favorite beer now. This one, though, just doesn't do it for me. The sourness doesn't take up enough of the fruity characteristics and instead reminds me almost of pure vinegar. There is a slight fruity sweetness to it which saves it from being really bad, but the vinegar flavor is too prominent to make it anything more than average. I really wanted to like this one as much as supplication, but it just wasn't even close. Real disappointment.

Batch 003x1.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 04:46:20 | More by HURTemHIZZY
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,600 ratings.