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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,764 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,764
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,346
Gots: 1,179 | 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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trodersark

California

4.85/5  rDev +8%

A: Poured a dark amber color with a nice 3/4 inch light brown head.

S: RIght off the bat, I could smell a lot of funky Bretty smells. You can also smell a little but if the currant and fruityness that goes into the sour

T: Very effervescent, and extremely tangy and sour. You can definitely taste the sourness from the currents and the oaky flavor lingers as an aftertaste.

M: Medium body, yet very light, enjoyable, effervescent mouthfeel

D:10%??? Doesn't feel like 10% at all, extremely easy to drink!

01-26-2011 04:44:46 | More by trodersark
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daves1186

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-11-2012 20:38:59 | More by daves1186
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joh04587

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-13-2012 01:02:53 | More by joh04587
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EfilsGod


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-16-2012 08:35:19 | More by EfilsGod
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shook81

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-25-2014 06:49:48 | More by shook81
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Tawnos

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured into Duvel Tulip glass. Batch 002x3

Pours a pleasing woody red/brown, 1 finger head quickly diminishes without lacing. Nothing out of the ordinary for a wild ale.

Smells amazing, black cherries and funky oak. It's highly reminiscent of a great Gueuze I sampled in Belgium - perfectly aged.

The taste is awesome. My girlfriend calls it a cross between sour gummy worms and red wine. I get what she means - there's a pleasant fruitiness, but it's not overly sour, more a tart sweetness, balanced with the minimal beer undertones. A wild that even the Belgians would drink proudly.

The slight bite on the mouthfeel is all that keeps this from a 5, there. It's well rounded with a puckering start that gives way to a mouthwateringly-sweet finish

I'd drink more if they weren't 20 each ;). This is a beer I cannot think of a food to pair with. It stands alone to be tasted, enjoyed on its own merits.

08-29-2009 23:15:44 | More by Tawnos
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beerfan99

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%

Batch 2x1 - 750 ml bottle

A: Dark reddish brown in color and clear. Carbonated enough to create a small white head.

S: Very sour smell, typical for a Russian River sour. The currants and cabernet aromas come through loud and clear.

T: Excellent. Very tart and sour, but is palate pleasing. The fruit currants are definitely noticeable as is the flavor from the cabernet sauvignon oak barreling.

M: Feels bubbly feel and medium bodied.

O: Another great wild ale from Russian River. I have been lucky enough to have multiple vintages of Consecration. I am partial to the earlier batches of this beer, batches 1 and 2 being my favorites. Later batches are very similar, but don't seem to have the same levels of oak and fruit flavor.

09-04-2011 04:53:43 | More by beerfan99
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mattkooler

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -22%

02-09-2012 23:15:19 | More by mattkooler
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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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the4_5

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-13-2013 22:56:26 | More by the4_5
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theJohnChamp

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-14-2014 08:42:27 | More by theJohnChamp
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B-Nut-GoBlue

Iowa

4.58/5  rDev +2%

Won't add much that hasn't already been touched upon, but...

Bottled 2014-02-11. Poured on 2014-08-13. Delicious as could be. Not sure what this is like super fresh or with another 5-6 months to put it at a year old, but right now it's uber-tasty. Wish I could come across more in an easier fashion and I cannot wait to try again and try it's brother/sisters (Supp, temp, Beat, etc.).

08-14-2014 05:27:58 | More by B-Nut-GoBlue
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jroddrunkard


4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-02-2014 04:44:15 | More by jroddrunkard
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viettran07

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-08-2012 09:14:27 | More by viettran07
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cLin

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-09-2011 05:16:04 | More by cLin
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havok1024

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-29-2011 01:26:26 | More by havok1024
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BrewStew58

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-29-2013 17:28:33 | More by BrewStew58
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Canesfan22

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-30-2012 16:25:46 | More by Canesfan22
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chalkfullof

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-31-2012 05:48:49 | More by chalkfullof
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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kudos200

New York

4.76/5  rDev +6%

08-12-2014 06:01:07 | More by kudos200
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boMD

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +2%

Have had this many times on tap. Lets talk about a Saraveza pour. Ruby hue with a beige head. Tart, funky tones, with oak and yeast on the nose. Well carbonated which balanced the alcohol and tart, sour characteristics. I could feel the alcohol going down my esophagus which was pretty warming. Some flavors of oak and wild yeast which was noticeable but not as smooth and tart/sour as I would hope. And the currants were very subtle and in the background mostly and a little in the finish.

10-27-2010 20:46:08 | More by boMD
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DennisHanley

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-28-2011 02:38:23 | More by DennisHanley
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messrock

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

11-03-2012 10:41:56 | More by messrock
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Zenk

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-11-2012 16:15:37 | More by Zenk
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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