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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,767 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,767
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,345
Gots: 1,181 | FT: 83
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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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-10-2013 15:23:00 | More by wyatt13
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-10-2013 06:34:05 | More by Cynic-ale
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -12.2%

Received as an extra in a trade. Recent batch (July). Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazy ruby garnet hue with a fizzy one finger head that fades nearly immediately. Hard swirls produce fleeting wisps.

S - Currants, vinegar, wine barrels, light funk, faint alcohol. Quite pleasant. Not too sour though.

T - Taste is considerably more sour than the nose. Powered smarties, currants, cherries, light leather. Oak tanins, a faint chocolate. The fruits almost come across as syrupy. The flavour is there, but...I just don't like it. I like black currants too so I'm kind of confused as to why I'm not digging the taste.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Nice and crisp, alcohol hidden quite nicely.

O - Overall, I'm not sure if its the syrup like flavour aspects of this or what but I'm just not digging it. I want to like it, hell, I want to love it. Unfortunately though, I do not.

12-10-2013 03:10:47 | More by rudzud
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Tim_Love

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-10-2013 02:05:25 | More by Tim_Love
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BringbakFavre

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-09-2013 02:16:36 | More by BringbakFavre
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-08-2013 17:39:17 | More by Gww1864
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Alron

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-08-2013 04:34:21 | More by Alron
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-08-2013 02:43:22 | More by Dawkins
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MNMike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-08-2013 02:05:17 | More by MNMike
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-07-2013 18:40:42 | More by Brewzma
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-07-2013 04:35:44 | More by Spider889
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gmerrick

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-07-2013 04:34:58 | More by gmerrick
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meathookjones

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-06-2013 18:17:24 | More by meathookjones
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deonreds

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-06-2013 10:18:23 | More by deonreds
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -10%

Bottle dated 071813

A: Pours a beautiful dark ruby red. Tall and short lived fizzy tan head. Head fades out very quickly as mentioned, with nary a speck of lacing in sight. Decent retention at least, oddly enough.

S: Very fruity - berry-like mostly. Not very sour, just a little tart red wine and some leathery and oaky tannins. Currants are there but very subtle.

T: Okay, definitely more sour in the flavor. Lots of tart berries up front (presumably the currants). Not super vinegary but a very distinct underripe sour fruit flavor. Mild and tart red wine adds to the affect in the middle and also adds some complexity. Not a whole lot of oak, just a little bit of dryness in the aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly medium bodied, light and dry for 10% ABV.

O: Big sour fruits in this one. No major acetone, vinegar or even the typical citric acid. Just mouth puckering sour fruits. Very interesting. Big, sharp, bold flavors throughout. Almost no sweetness, all tartness with a drying aftertaste. Pretty unusual for a 10% ABV beer of any style. I'm not a huge fan of wine barrel beers but this is still a quality brew.

12-06-2013 05:46:49 | More by Dope
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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-06-2013 05:37:50 | More by booyahachieved3
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BeerTrader57

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2013 02:42:47 | More by BeerTrader57
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parris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2013 02:16:49 | More by parris
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wpqx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-05-2013 21:42:35 | More by wpqx
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henskejk

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2013 20:14:01 | More by henskejk
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BittEER

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-04-2013 03:01:55 | More by BittEER
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mendonza

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-04-2013 02:44:43 | More by mendonza
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ha-sheem

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-04-2013 02:33:37 | More by ha-sheem
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Tirefan

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2013 01:57:17 | More by Tirefan
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-03-2013 14:07:43 | More by blklabel
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,767 ratings.