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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

4,138 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,138
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,396
Gots: 1,297 | FT: 87
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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1.5/5  rDev -66.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

brpendergast85, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

csustar001, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

weonfire, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Jeffrey2310, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

KCBeerNerd, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of projectflam86
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this from trading with Alen. Thanks for the chance dude!

Batch 002x2

A- Pours a deep burgundy brown color with a massive off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The bubbles hiss as the head fades down to a nice half inch ring.

S- Lots of vinous and dark fruit aroma with a bit of funk and yeast scents. Plenty of oak and vanilla with red grapes.

T- Incredibly tart dark cherries and red grape initially. Black berries and currants with a vinegar-like sourness. Definetely some Brett funkiness flavor in there. Even if I had not known that this was aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, I would have been able to guess it easily. A splash of tobacco and oak with an unmistakable tannin dryness. This one takes a few sips to warm up to. The alcohol is almost non-existent and only leaves its mark with a bit of a warming effect that occurs just after half of the bottle is gone.

M- Medium body with loads of carbonation. The bubbles glide across the tongue dispersing the flavor evenly throughout. Incredibly dry finish.

D- Wow, this is one tremendously complex brew. This could easily bridge the gap between beer and red wine. A breed all of its own.

projectflam86, Sep 22, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%

ChaseTheAce, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Moses_Malone, May 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

rdooley, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Wolberjs, Mar 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

gpawned, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of OStrungT
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark mohogany color. My wife said it has a slight purple tint to it, but I didnt see it. I might need glasses though. It boasts a light tan head. The head fades slowly, leaving a nice lacing.

This beer has a mild tart aroma. I can smell some grapes also. It smells wine like, probably because it is aged in wine barrels, you think? It also smells slightly fruity, with some cherry and black currants. A slight oaky aroma is also present.

This beer tastes just like it smells. Tart, and a little sour, with a slight fruity flavor of grapes, cherries and black currants.

This beer hides the alcohol well. It leaves a tart aftertaste. Carbonation is perfect.

This beer would probably not be the best session beer. It is high in alcohol, and it is easy to forget that since it is so easy to drink.

Overall: This beer is yet another outstanding wild ale from Vinnie and Russian River. I love it, as I expected. If you ever get the chance, do not hesitate to try this beer.

OStrungT, Dec 23, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

BKBassist, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

HopsintheSack, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Skunkdrool, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

mscudder, May 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

510a, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of klewis
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy mahogany with a moderate fizzy head. Little lacing.

S: A bit of funk mixed with vibrant, ripe currants and raisins. A light, stale cellar smell.

T: Very tart with an intense citrus zest flavor and funky acidity. A mild red wine taste. Big and complex.

M: Full-bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Lingering acidity and tartness.

D: Not my favorite RR wild ale, but still outstanding and worth the $25 price tag.

klewis, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of ToasterChef
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. Served in a snifter as final beer at the Lion's Pride's Belgian Beer Dinner (past of their first Belgian beer Fest). It is a clear beer with a dark plum color. There isn't much head, just a thin off-white ring of foam where the beer touches the glass. The nose is just amazing, with notes of port, sherry and a bit of wild, sour yeast. I can taste sour grapes, both white and red; each has a distinct flavor profile. There is a warm alcohol ester aftertaste. It tastes incredible. There is a medium body with a ton of carbonation. The alcohol vapors feel great. The carbonation and sour flavors leave a little tingle on my tongue after I swallow. As a single glass pour, the beer is very drinkable. If I ever found myself in possession of a full bottle, I'd want to split it with a friend.

ToasterChef, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of vandemonian
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had consecration out of a crappy plastic cup in the physics department at Melbourne University. It was a delicious. Like always, a super smooth wild ale from Russian River. Sour and bitter to just the right degree with notes of funk and lemon.

A: Cloudy brown colour with a crappy head. 3.5

S: Bitter funk and lemon. 4

T: Sour lemon flavour with some bitterness. Bitter and delicious. 4.5

M: Foamy 4

O: 4.5

vandemonian, Jul 16, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +5.1%

dagubna, Aug 22, 2014
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,138 ratings.