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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,873 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,873
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,362
Gots: 1,203 | 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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

JCam9981, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

ncvbc, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Mikkeller tulip. Batch 7 and 375ml bottle

A - Dark, reddish brown with a tiny white head that only sits in the edge. The red is definitely the color you would find in a big red wine. Minimal carbonation and rather clean looking

S - Oak, lemon, wheat grass, and currants. Has a tart, almost sweettarts quality to it.

T - Very tart up front with almost a cherry warhead like quality. As the beer moves, it has lemon and oak that come through. The sour, tartness comes through strong in the finish as well as a slight alcoholic bite

MF - Highly carbonated with a medium body. The carbonation goes well with the tartness and helps the flavors linger on the tongue

O - Very tart sour from Russian River with only a slight funkiness to it. This only really brings the tart was but it is almpmost too tart for me to pick up anything else in it.

jeonseh, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

sludgegnome, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

hayesjw, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

scottyshades, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of JustinMatthew
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at the Russian River & Taco Bonanza into a little chalice.

Pours mahogany in color, barely opaque and no head. Smells delicious.. Slightly vinegar/ tart and sweet. taste is a blast of tart and and mild sweetness. A little vinegar, currants, and slight oak all balanced perfectly. After taste is all oak.. Some vanilla and currants very mild overall. This sour beer leaves me begging for another sip!

JustinMatthew, Nov 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

ajs4bd, Jun 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Casey3236, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Stum-pub, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

wyatt13, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of seaoflament
4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color with some red highlights when held to the light, a good inch of foam.

Brett and vinegar on the nose, sweet fruits like raisins, caramel malts, vine, a touch of alcohol, oak, some green apples, nectarine, currants, brown sugar. Quite complex. A slight herbal aroma too.

Big currant and grape flavor, leather, and oak. Quite tart and dry on the tongue. Lemon in the finish. A little better once it warms up. Some bitter citrus flavors in the end, a little nutty and toast in the aftertaste.

A bit thin in the middle, would benefit with some more malt dept.

seaoflament, Feb 26, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

aorloski, Jan 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

rjp217, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

VaTechHopHead, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Boilerfood, May 26, 2013
Photo of DaveHS
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch 001X4 750ml bottle.

A-Pours burgundy/brown with cherry highlights and 3/4 inch of chocolate milk colored head. Reduces quickly, leaving almost no lacing.

S-Tart cherry/blackcurrant acidity, reminiscent of a good lambic. Moderately funky aromas of brett/horse blanket.

T/M-Age has been kind to this one. The intensely tart fruit flavors have held up for the most part. Strong flavors of balsamic reduction and maraschino cherries. The finish is aggressively tart, with a hint of brown sugar.

O-One of the best sours to come out of Russian River. I could see this going another 2 years at least.

DaveHS, Mar 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

bschinelli, Sep 09, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 004x3.

Body is clear reddish brown, like tea. Poured easily to a half inch head, which dissipates quickly to a ring, with no lacing.

Aroma of cabernet wine, currant, malt, tea leaves, alcohol, leather.

Tastes of cabernet wine upfront, with currant and sour citrus tastes in the mid-plate, some vanilla, finishes dry with a lingering sourness and some spice. It is delicious, with a well-defined and intense wine infused sourness. It is mouthwatering sour, but not puckerish. There is not much of a malt backbone to this, which is unusual for a beer. I get some port-like quality to it as well, perhaps from the currants. There is no trace of tannins either. For a wild ale, it is also not funky.

Body is light and carbonation is low, giving this a winey mouthfeel. Alcohol is evident, furthering the wine analogy.

This is a beer with a big flavor, but one that also seems not to be a beer. I could drink a couple glasses of this.

Beerenauslese, Feb 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

vissai, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

xdefeatsy, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

wdarcy77, Mar 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

DerrickW, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Jeffrey2310, Apr 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Agold, Nov 14, 2011
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,873 ratings.