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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,493 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,493
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,304
Gots: 1,102 | FT: 75
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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HuaiDan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-12-2014 16:07:40 | More by HuaiDan
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blindmike

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-12-2014 15:54:20 | More by blindmike
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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GatorLCA

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.7%

06-11-2014 00:06:23 | More by GatorLCA
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JLeet

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-10-2014 22:13:16 | More by JLeet
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ChrisAlbertine

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

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Endtro

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-10-2014 19:52:22 | More by Endtro
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Re-review for the sake of seeing how it stacks up nowadays. Fresh bottle poured into Russian River stem.

Pours a murky brown with mahogany highlights. Head to one finger and settles to a nice full ring around the edge of the glass with froth islands in between. Sharp tan colored head.

The aroma like Supplication is very wine barrel forward. Awesome Cabernet marries blackberry, raisin, black cherry, tart plum, and whiffs of cola. Oak and vanilla join the party making the nose on this about as enticing as they can get.

Flavor is on the same track as the aroma. Everything is there with the Cabernet still having a major influence. The dark fruits are leathery and sweet. Oak muscles through from the mid palate to the finish and the vanilla teases at being creamy but that whole circus is shut down quick when a dry, tannic grip takes hold on the finish. The 10 percent abv is hidden very well. Still tastes worldclass.

Body is a solid light medium. Carbonation is still velvety and prickly given the higher abv encountered compared to its siblings. Dry, mouth puckering finish and overall mouthfeel. Never too sour.

This still hangs with the best of them. My preference has always been Supplication and I've had many more Supplications than Consecrations in my life. But this right now is tasting as good as the Supplication I had the other night. They are really toe to toe and I may even be enjoying this a bit more but possibly because I hadn't had it for a good while. A classic, a legend, still wowing to this day.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:41:16 | More by MarcWP
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.7%

06-09-2014 22:19:14 | More by FightinIrish88
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-09-2014 16:50:53 | More by dannyfayy
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hwy395

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

06-09-2014 16:50:13 | More by hwy395
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SourMeTimber

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-09-2014 15:46:20 | More by SourMeTimber
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kemoarps

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2014 06:40:39 | More by kemoarps
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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vermilcj

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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amano_h

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-08-2014 04:39:39 | More by amano_h
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bottled 11/22/13
A: Poured half the bottle into a teku glass, the darker off white head built a finger tall and quickly fizzed out to a small ring on the edge of the glass. The beer is a dark crimson red to an almost purple color (like the label). Moderatly clear on the first half of the bottle with a constant flow of bubbles from the bottom.

S: Sharp acidic vinegar (for lack of a better description) aroma, similar to a red wine. Sweet blackberry and dark cherry notes mixed with subtle bready character. As it opens up, the sharpness of the sour character mellows out and it becomes very pleasant. Almost like a cherry/berry pie.

T: Big tartness, not super acidic or harsh; but crisp. The fruit flavors blend with the tartness naturally and bring out flavors of raspberries, blackberries, currents, and pomegranate. The bready, toasty malt character gives it the same pie character as in the aroma. No hop flavor or bitterness, and the oak flavor is just a side note to the complex flavors from the wild yeast in this beer.

M: A very dry finish with a low tannic astringancy. Carbonation is medium with a puckering sensation from the tartness.

O: Fantastically sippable and enjoyable beer. My first Russian River Sour and definitely not my last. Complex, very tart and a nice berry flavor through out.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 04:11:30 | More by guityler83
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.6%

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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-07-2014 20:54:32 | More by jrenihan
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,493 ratings.