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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,491 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,491
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,304
Gots: 1,101 | FT: 74
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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vissai

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

02-19-2014 17:40:53 | More by vissai
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

03-12-2013 03:10:49 | More by vicsju1991
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-23-2013 19:26:23 | More by Jeffrey2310
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fthegiants

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-20-2014 02:16:16 | More by fthegiants
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

10-30-2012 05:17:30 | More by jaminjohnson
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4x4 poured into my Hill Farmstead glass from their Saison fest.

A- Pours a hazy deep red with lighter hazy pink on the outside. Smaller white head goes away quickly. Body looks beautiful

S- nice tart funk with some acidity and sweet dark fruit.

T- Nice upfront tart with sweeter fruit shortly after. Darker musky earth tastes follow up in the rear. Nice complexity and multiple flavors.

M- Light mouthfeel with heavy carbonation. Dry crisp finish that has a tart lingering. very nice.

O- Really nice all over, looks and tastes great. Wish this was on shelves around here

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 00:20:30 | More by Gushue3
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-20-2014 01:01:07 | More by HoppyBastard2
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

02-20-2013 00:27:25 | More by mmcnaughton
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.7%

03-02-2013 23:06:27 | More by fehrminator
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Lunch

Maryland

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-17-2011 06:56:35 | More by Lunch
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Grabbed some bottles of this from my local supplier La Bodega. Thanks for carrying some sweet stuff in a beer wasteland such as Riverside.

Poured into my Russian River Barrel aged snifter. Pours a nice looking dark brown with a thick tan head that dissapated to about 1/4" and stayed there. Not alot of sticky lacing though.

Smells of alot of bret funk with tart cherries and some oak. Smells like this is gunna be awesome.

Taste is wonderful hands down best sour I have had so far. You can really taste the wine notes from the barrels and the oak and bret mixed with the malts is sublime. Wonderful

Mouthfeel is perfect for this beer. Couldn't ask for more.

Drinkability is high and usually I can't drink that many sours in a row but I could drink the entire 750 by myself but I'm being nice and sharing it with a buddy. Glad I bought a couple.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 07:15:16 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: clear amber color, nice white head with good lacing, good bubbly activity
s: a lot going on here -- yeast, oak, moderate caramel sweetness, can almost smell the carbonation
t: after a few drinks, this settled to a very nice mix of yeast/malty beer-ness with bubbly sparkling wine -- in a good way. finishes very clean, but continues with good balance of malty sweetness, tart fruits and bubbly bliss
m: as mentioned, carbonation a very big part of this beer, with mixes of medium to lighter body feeling, but the ride was nice throughout. alcohol is light.
d: i tried to age this a bit, but only got about 4 months in...still a very nice balance of characteristics -- the beer portions won out enough to maintain this as a beer. over-priced, but very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 01:33:49 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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tsauce2

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.6%

10-05-2013 01:29:07 | More by tsauce2
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-08-2014 00:06:10 | More by Goldfishman
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-28-2012 23:53:54 | More by appetiteforparis
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-07-2014 23:39:15 | More by AOShabaz
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-29-2013 19:05:05 | More by adamant1912
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-02-2014 04:49:51 | More by huntermop
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- This was a 6oz pour in chalice with almost no head. Dark cranberry red in color. This looks tasty.

S- There really isn't much of a smell, but there is a slight metallic smell, with a bit of a slight acid smell.

T- This is where the magic happens. Very tasty, loads of sour cherry, with a touch of the currants. As this warms up its more of a sour Cabernet Sovereign. For me the sourness is tasty and mostly cherry.

M- Great feeling mouthfeel, good amount of carbination, not too much but just exactly what you would want.

D- Very easy to drink, almost too drinkable. But after 3 6oz glasses it does start to get a bit heavy in your stomach, but it is still tasty to say the least and super drinkable for 10%.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 03:38:45 | More by Wetpaperbag
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chcfan

California

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle of Batch 4 Bottling 3 into Russian River "tion" glass

Consecration was my introduction into sours in 2009. As I recall (and from what I've read from the brewer) that version was a little more sour than what I am drinking at this moment.

It's still a wonderful beer, and I'm picking up more from the Cabaret Sauvignon. While has warming properties, I don't think you could accurately call it "hot." Most sours are one-and-done for me because they are really strong on the palate, but for the style, I find Consecration to be very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 00:38:24 | More by chcfan
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

02-18-2012 06:22:07 | More by Beezee
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-21-2011 05:27:10 | More by Callmecoon
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-23-2013 21:27:54 | More by Hellpop65
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 rate. Bottle, batch 001x4. Pours a clear cola color with a fizzy lil’ head. Oak, brett, sweat, and some nice red fruits in the nose. Beautiful explosion of flavors going on here. This one REALLY needs to sits at room temp for a bit before it blooms, it should not be served cold. Sour cherry, grapes, some really pleasant woody vinegar, dry vinous flavors. Really really nice. One of the best from Russian River.

I'll edit tthis to state that this beer doesn't age particularly well in my experience, but is fantastic fresh.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 11:49:48 | More by JAXSON
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

03-24-2014 03:47:19 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,491 ratings.