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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,740 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,740
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,345
Gots: 1,173 | 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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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-16-2014 02:25:17 | More by weonfire
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-05-2013 14:13:12 | More by drgonzo2k2
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%

A 375 bottle courtesy of my buddy Steve on the West Coast (who is drinking Younger as this is being typed). Poured gently in to a Duvel glass, there isn't much heading here, though the color is nice. It is almost Dubbel-ish, coming out a murky rose color. Nose is full of tart fruit, strawberry, raspberry, sour funk, and a hint of dark chocolate. Mild sourness hits the palate at first, with an aftertaste of juicy stone fruit to round things out. Alcohol is nowhere ti be found on this one. Mouthfeel is medium, with the sourness always present, but never overbearing. The balance here is incredible, as is the case with pretty much all RR beers I have tasted. RR makes the wine of the beer world IMO, except more textured and delicious than most wines I have encountered. Russian River, please come to Massachusetts soon. Cheers

02-05-2011 02:33:50 | More by jamie2dope
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tswater

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

10-31-2012 03:29:07 | More by tswater
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davey101

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -12.9%

375ml, batch 004x2. Poured into an over sized wine goblet. Received as a super generous extra from Plenum, thanks a ton man!

A - Pours a dark brown with red tint. Very clear and bubbly. No real head to speak of, but there's some nice action going on around the edges of the glass.

S - Tons of currants, cherries, and oak. The finish is very musky and funky.

T - Extremely sour. This is probably the most sour beer I've ever had, even more so than the Belgian lambics and guezes I've tried. Cherries and oak. The sourness masks a lot of the fruit flavors, but the brett funk is on full display. Delicious.

O - This was a very good beer and I'm glad I got to try this. Its not on par with the belgian sours, but this is a very impressive american wild. It was my first RR'ion beer and from what I read this is the bottom of the tier. Can't wait to try some of the other ones.

06-30-2011 01:30:45 | More by davey101
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.7%

09-02-2013 20:22:35 | More by Boston_Steve
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-10-2013 02:32:08 | More by jarrgal
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GennyCreamAle

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-05-2012 23:21:33 | More by GennyCreamAle
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%

375ml bottle poured into a oversized sniffter

Appearance : medium dark brown in color. Effervescent carbonation produces a fizzy champagne like head that dissipates quite quickly

Smell : this aroma is hard to describe other than funky goodness.

Taste : great flavor lots of tart fruit and grapes. Sour cherries also provide a nice pucker.The alcohol is not assertive which is surprising given its 10% abv

Mouthfeel : full bodied sour this beer really packs a punch. Champagne like bubbles dance on the tongue.

Overall : overwhelming well done brew. Strangely addictive the more RR sours I have the more I want. The best way to describe this beer is that it is somehow a hybrid of beer/wine/ champagne

01-01-2012 04:39:56 | More by BUNZILLA
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marct

Nevada

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-11-2011 00:01:59 | More by marct
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-05-2014 22:07:20 | More by July2Nov
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birdsellam

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.6%

01-09-2013 17:12:38 | More by birdsellam
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cyrushire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-30-2014 06:27:28 | More by cyrushire
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

08-02-2013 05:22:08 | More by HopsintheSack
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

01-25-2013 01:38:43 | More by 1424IpA
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Unchi

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-17-2013 16:23:02 | More by Unchi
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.7%

01-17-2014 02:02:47 | More by Hendrick24
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-15-2011 18:35:38 | More by Diomede
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-09-2013 13:40:03 | More by DSlim71
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MrVonzipper

California

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours a clear, tawny-amber color with a bubbly eggshell colored head. Average retention and spotty lace.

Smells of lemonheads and cherry clan like most of RR sours but this is heavier on the cherry side. A touch or tart Chardonnay as well.

Taste is much different than the other RR sours and opposes the nose. Quite the variation of flavor ranging from Chardonnay and wet horse blanket to mildly tart cherries and finishing with a dry wheat like character.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Pretty dry yet fairly tacky.

Overall this is far better than I thought it'd be. Not bad.

12-06-2012 10:53:29 | More by MrVonzipper
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afksports

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 15:43:14 | More by afksports
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-26-2013 09:53:17 | More by CarolinaKev
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-05-2012 13:28:32 | More by stevec32
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510a

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-19-2013 01:39:38 | More by 510a
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-17-2013 14:58:24 | More by Houser
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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