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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,591 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,339
Gots: 1,128 | FT: 79
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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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-28-2012 23:53:54 | More by appetiteforparis
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Rick760Sd

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-28-2012 05:54:54 | More by Rick760Sd
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purdueflyguy

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-28-2012 00:27:09 | More by purdueflyguy
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arash1000

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-27-2012 05:48:33 | More by arash1000
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-26-2012 19:12:46 | More by dsuedbeck
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-26-2012 18:46:23 | More by Jordantb313
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-26-2012 17:53:18 | More by t0rin0
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-26-2012 04:07:59 | More by bostonryan
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled in September, 12oz to snifter

Pours a muddy red with high carbonation, no head at all and moderate lacing. Aroma of sour cheery, apple, citrus, with a sweet malt backbone. All the standard ingredients to a sour. Taste follows the nose well, sour cherry, tart apple, grape, oak, berries, sweet malts, and some alcohol. Feel is full bodied with a good tingle on the tongue. Very juicy, makes my mouth water. Overall a solid sour from Russian River. Can't wait to see how this beer ages

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 01:01:52 | More by lordofstarside
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sloelco

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-25-2012 21:47:41 | More by sloelco
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-23-2012 19:10:40 | More by Patrickbrusil
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fatmusic14

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Its days like this that I wish I had a tulip glass.

Pours like a shaded version of burnt sienna. Head generated quickly resembles that of a Soda, and disappears just as fast. Zero Lacing

Smell blasts scents of pine and berries. Smells like a Spring morning.

Tastes tart, but no overpowering - with a really hard to define flavor profile (sour, bitter, hint of sweet). Aftertaste leaves something to be desired. Mouthfeel lacking.

Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 03:59:04 | More by fatmusic14
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BilbosNuts

California

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle (bottled on 9/14/12) into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear garnet color with light bubble streams rising slowly to the surface. It has no head and appears kind of still.

S: A blast of sour funkiness blends well with dark fruits and a light tobacco aroma. Very inviting.

T: Nearly identical to what was promised in the aroma. It is a wonderful blend and balance of sourness, dark fruits and a minor tobacco characteristic.

M: Medium bodied and an essentially still feel. It has a dry and puckering finish.

O: This is a pretty amazing wild ale. It is perfectly balanced in its flavors and is a fantastic example of the style. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 02:16:34 | More by BilbosNuts
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Pecan

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-20-2012 08:23:37 | More by Pecan
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ElSid

California

4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Beers of California

#36

Bottled Date: 9/14/12

A: Magohony brown with hues of currant red. Slowly poured into a large wine glass with minimal head but active carbonation.

S: Acetic acid berry sweetness with layers of wood and tobacco in the background. Mostly a sour prickling sensation in the nose which let's me know that there is going to be a sour astringent kick to this brew.

T: Sour berry sweetness with a balsamic vinegar astringency up front. There are also notes of sea salt, wood, leather, prunes and tobacco with a middle layer of chewy brown bread. Some warming vinous alcohol comes through in the finish. Overall mostly sour with a pleasant sweetness, hint of saltiness and beautiful layers of subtlety from the Cab barrels and malt.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation which really adds to the overall experience of the brew.

O: I love the Russian River sours which really showcases the ingenuity, creativity, and wine background of brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo. Consecration marries a dark sweetness with a balsamic vinegar bite with wonderful subtleties inbetween.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 04:23:26 | More by ElSid
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MEW

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-19-2012 04:16:46 | More by MEW
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heavenlyStash

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-17-2012 07:20:29 | More by heavenlyStash
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jlindsey

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-17-2012 05:48:59 | More by jlindsey
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Honus1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-17-2012 04:03:33 | More by Honus1
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-16-2012 22:38:03 | More by ScottP
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mbixler

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-16-2012 17:48:53 | More by mbixler
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-16-2012 05:15:10 | More by teddyarrowhead
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HopJack

Kansas

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-16-2012 03:07:18 | More by HopJack
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Hatzilla

California

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown, mostly clear body, head settles quickly. Smells sour and funky. Tastes sour and has nice notes of currants and Cabernet Sauvignon. Palate is alive and bubbly. Overall much better than the first time I tried this 3 years ago. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 01:13:03 | More by Hatzilla
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mchen

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-16-2012 00:02:33 | More by mchen
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.