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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,842 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,842
Reviews: 1,035
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,358
Gots: 1,199 | FT: 84
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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3.5/5  rDev -22%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

amber brown color with a thin white head. no lacing whatsoever. Head fades to nothing rather quickly. smell is capital Potent of funky sourness. I don't know how to describe the taste, but it's intensely sour, with dark fruit notes. zingy mouthfeel.

overall: the lesser of all the RR sours, but still not bad. price was $22 a bomber (Batch 3) which is much lower than prices for others.

Blanco, Mar 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

mattkooler, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

Ribsandwhiskey, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

bsm80x, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

frankthetank86, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

Thanks for the trade Christian

Pours a very dark shade of brown, looks black in low light. A solid two fingers of very lively head rises up but falls quickly, leaving a thick persistent collar around my 25 oz. snifter. Smell is very mild funkiness, tart apples, caramel, grapes, a hint of oak barrel as well.

Taste is a mouth puckering mash of grapes, apple skin, strong oak presence, vinegar, caramel, and dirt. Very complex but the oak comes through a tad too much leaving a dryness on the palate that I don't care for. Medium bodied and like I said very dry. This is a very impressive beer but not really my cup of tea quite yet (still so/so about sours).

I will revisit this again next year and see if my opinion has changed.

alcstradamus, Aug 17, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

sansho, Feb 06, 2013
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MykelJH, Mar 15, 2013
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krl2112, Aug 25, 2013
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siddhartha, Feb 03, 2012
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Yoopermk, Oct 24, 2012
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vma, Mar 24, 2014
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Robloc303, Sunday at 02:28 AM
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esktime, Jul 19, 2014
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Scalawags, Dec 28, 2013
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jethroe, Jan 22, 2013
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HopsintheSack, Aug 02, 2013
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hombrepalo, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

cletusdog, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

Appearance- light brown in color with little to no head or foam, only very small amount of bubbles to be seen slowly streaming

Smell- little bit of funk and tartness on the nose, currants, can really almost smell the tartness

Taste- you get a little bit of the wine and oak, also a little bit of the currant, but the predominant flavor is just strong sharp sourness, you really don't taste the alcohol at all but the funk and sour is strong,

Mouthfeel- very light and crisp, sour and tart feel, just very light and crisp

Overall/drinkability- while this beer was better then many of the other sours I have tried it still just is not my thing, i just simply don't get it, i can appreciate the complexity and strong flavors of this beer but to me these are just super hard to drink, i mean when i say this beer is sour its super super sour like lemonhead sour, certainly a unique experience but for me just not enjoyable really beyond the novelty

Stunner97, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

dominic4beer, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

nkelley77, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

CityofBals, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

SEHopper, Jan 19, 2012
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,842 ratings.