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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,557 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,557
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,325
Gots: 1,115 | FT: 78
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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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-08-2014 00:06:10 | More by Goldfishman
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Booner818

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-20-2014 01:27:10 | More by Booner818
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-03-2013 01:08:30 | More by MNBeer1017
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-28-2012 16:35:58 | More by hayesjw
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-31-2014 19:16:07 | More by ahbithwabm
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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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tsauce2

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

03-24-2014 03:47:19 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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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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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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MadScientist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-18-2013 03:08:29 | More by MadScientist
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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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cavedave

New York

4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a cloudy red/brown topped by the briefest skim head, finally almost a bare cap.

Incredible aroma, dark fruity and tart, light funk, silkier yeasty notes, you can really get the currants, not much barrel in the bouquet, a merest hint of wine and vanilla.

Wowwww, what a flavor. these darker fruit notes fit so well with the funkier and more tart aspects, superbly balanced. The sip gets increasingly tart, but the fruit holds it in balance. Never seems vinegary,just a very clean vinous and deep ripe fruit. Finally the funk reappears, perfectly, creating a tart finish that doesn't overpower. As it warms some flowery and herbal notes come in to every of the flavors, and it gets stupidly complex and delicious. Only my tenth highly rated wild ale, Consecration is now my favorite.

Spritzy and bright on tongue, amazingly light on palate for so much flavor, and a finish that makes all other wilds I've tried seem inadequate.

Drinkability is off the charts. If I'd had more wilds under my belt this might have gotten a five

Impression: Sadly a plane ticket will be required for my next taste of this. If you see this get it and try it ferabsolutesherrrr!!.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 21:47:01 | More by cavedave
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-05-2014 00:09:23 | More by pearljam118
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MordorMongo


4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-13-2013 20:41:53 | More by MordorMongo
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red brown body, no head.

Tart, Flemish nose, rich.

Awesome, Flemish red type ale with powerful tartness which is not very dry because a lot of the tartness is coming from currants.

Just the right amount of body.

Pretty great; much like what I hoped it would be.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 23:42:39 | More by zaphodchak
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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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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-02-2013 20:30:05 | More by ant880
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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