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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,497 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,497
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,305
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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ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-26-2013 20:46:23 | More by ari32
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-26-2013 17:00:44 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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douginromeo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-26-2013 13:37:30 | More by douginromeo
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L3MI

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-26-2013 00:20:09 | More by L3MI
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Billpare

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-26-2013 00:15:25 | More by Billpare
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Andreias21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-25-2013 22:50:11 | More by Andreias21
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VACraftBeerLover

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-25-2013 20:31:11 | More by VACraftBeerLover
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2GOOFY

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-25-2013 20:26:49 | More by 2GOOFY
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2013 18:59:40 | More by krl2112
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-25-2013 06:17:59 | More by Maillard
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pmateo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-24-2013 04:10:54 | More by pmateo
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ajmitch4

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-23-2013 01:51:07 | More by ajmitch4
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drunkheathen

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-22-2013 22:33:46 | More by drunkheathen
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Michigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-21-2013 06:59:43 | More by Michigan
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark amber red with a lot of fizz and little head to speak of. Not much lacing and a lot of apparent (champagne-like) carbonation.

Lots of red fruit (cherry, currant) with big red wine nose. Lactic is big. Tart apples. Sour fruits. blah blah blah. Smells and looks like an fruity oud bruin. My kind of beer. Can't wait.

This is phenomenal. I like this much better than Supplication. Flavors are bold, very complex, and quite tart. The wine flavor is big but not overpowering. Definitely get the red grape on the back end and even some tannin bitterness. Sour cherry and currant again, naturally. I also get a vinegar flavor, but it's subtle. Not exactly red wine vinegar, but almost balsamic. Or is it apple cider? I can't put my finger on it. Absolutely incredible flavor.

Mouthfeel is great. Medium bodied, high champagney carbonation. Tannin on the backend.

This is an amazing sour. I defiantly have a world yet to explore, but this is the sour flavor (at least) I have been looking for. Perhaps it's a more obvious beer than supplication (the only other RR sour I've had), but I appreciate that aspect. I really really enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 03:12:44 | More by lunarbrew
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-21-2013 01:45:17 | More by TxUltraRunner
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TheBeerTruck

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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Slipmthgoose

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-19-2013 02:30:25 | More by HumanParaquat
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cw577enfield

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-18-2013 23:35:41 | More by cw577enfield
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joe1510

Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml

Batch 001X2

This bottle comes from one of the best traders out there, BitterBill, thanks again Bill! Consecration pours like a Coke with the same dark body bordering on black with burgundy highlights and a fizzy, easily rising dirty tan head. The head rose to two fingers in height and fizzled rather quickly to a solid cap with streams of active carbonation rushing up the sides of the glass to revive the suds. Cascading drink lines stick to the snifter after each swig.

The nose on this wild is insanely interesting and unique. Huge notes of currants and buttery oak simply jump from the glass. The aromas stack like legos. Under the barrel aging and currant addition there are deep notes of cabernet, black cherry, an earthy cocoa, and a squeeze of lactose. The oak aging brings vanilla to the table and I keep getting a hint of black licorice that, oddly enough, seems to fit near perfectly. Along with some warming walnuts start to show themselves; crazy. Consecration gets my smeller working overtime.

Tartness washes over my tongue from the get go, just enough to cause a little pucker. Currants again take the lead throughout. A touch of cola sweetness comes across mid palate. The complexities are nearly dizzying. The oak meshes with the cabernet, vinous flavor and the currants perfectly. Zesty black cherry hits on the swallow along with a touch of anise and dusty cocoa. I wouldn't have expected to find the anise and cocoa qualities in this beer but they work amazingly well. I've only begun to scratch the surface on the complexities of this brew.

The body is incredibly light and airy when taking the abv into consideration. Each drink just rolls across the tongue with ease while a lively, but far short of prickly, carbonation works its magic. The finish is tartly sweet; impressive.

There is not a touch of noticeable alcohol in this beer which makes it a dangerous drinker. The flavors keep me coming back as soon as the last drink is swallowed. The tartness on the finish keeps me coming back for more.

Russian River does it yet again with this incredible brew. Consecration is an incredibly unique libation that I honestly can't get enough of. I will be getting more bottles in the future, without a doubt. Thanks for this treat, Bill!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:31:51 | More by joe1510
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-18-2013 19:52:26 | More by ssgunbond
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Zuidman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-18-2013 16:34:02 | More by Zuidman
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,497 ratings.