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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,407
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 1,478
Gots: 1,468 | FT: 107
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008

Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Yay, very glad to try this one. 6-7 oz. poured in my FFF Rastal on September 2nd, 2012.

A - Deep ruby-maple coloring. Soft, light tan head. Quickly reduced down to a ring around the edges. Marginal lacing. Big alcohol legs for a sour.

S - Cherry pits and currant sweetness, lemon acidity, black peppercorn, a touch of oak and cabernet grapes.

T - A rich wild ale here. Well-rounded, ripe currants. Red grapeskins. Strawberry jam. Even unripe blueberries. Light vinegar bite. Moderate sourness.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, semi-dry finish. Definite alcohol warming in the backend.

D - A bigger, juicier sour variant from RR. I'm not sure it has the finesse of Supplication but it touches that nice jam sweetness without offsetting the good sourness. Nice brew, easy recommendation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 375 ml bottle marked Batch 004X4 poured into a Vistory tulip...

A - Pours a dark brown color with no real light shining through. A very small cream colored head forms and recedes to a small, bubbly collar.

S - Acidic notes of vinegar and tart cherry. Oak, vanilla, some cabernet infuences as well. The sweetness from the fruits and the barrels mix well with the sourness.

T - Sweetness and sourness mix quite well here. Flavors of grape, cherry, oak tannins, and Brett funk. There's a tartness from the fruits that adds nicely to the lactic acidity going on. Really nice flavors.

M - Medium bodied beer with ample carbonation. Smooth and crisp with a slight dryness on the finish.

O - I enjoyed this one, although it was not as good to me as Supplication and Temptation. Really great American Wild from Vinnie.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,407 ratings.