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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,561 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,561
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,328
Gots: 1,119 | 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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New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-24-2012 00:00:08 | More by BeerBucks
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guytyping

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.7%

11-22-2012 17:18:31 | More by guytyping
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-22-2012 05:42:01 | More by AaronBurr
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Page76

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-22-2012 00:26:38 | More by Page76
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-22-2012 00:21:48 | More by tinypyramids
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-21-2012 02:47:25 | More by Hopmarc
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MarioM

California

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 ml Bottle poured into RR Steamed Glass

A: Dark brownish red. High carbonation with a lot of carbon activity. Head dissipated extremely quickly, completely cone in a few seconds. Very very clear beer, good looking brew for sure minus a lacking head.

S: Light fruitiness, sweet, brown sugar, dried fruits and extremely clean sour character to the nose. Very mild smell, I was expecting some alcoholic notes for its abv but I get none surprisingly. Smell is extremely light and pleasant, almost strange but in a good way.

T: Sour, fruity and slight tart with some good bitterness. Dried fruits (currants) come through very mildly, balances with the tartness and bitterness just right, oh so good. Slight alcoholic to the taste but comes a bit towards the end after the tart fruit. Also a tad bit flowery but hides behind the bitterness and dominating sour character, of course, but again RR setting the bench mark for American Wilds. Great fit to the style yet creative and unique. I'm liking the subtle flavor put fourth by adding currants.

M: Dry, slight alcoholic but no where what I was expecting for a 10% abv, definitely hidden well. Very subtle floral and currant/dark fruit character. Very balanced yet complex and still drinkable, I can kill a 750 ml bottle of this if available.

O: Great example of what's possible for this style. A very friendly brew that it full of flavor yet simple enough to enjoy on a regular basis if more readily available or if my wallet and gas tank could afford it. But regardless, great beer that I will continue to drink as often as I can visit our good friends over in Santa Rosa CA.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 07:58:59 | More by MarioM
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ElfKicker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-20-2012 06:12:36 | More by ElfKicker
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-16-2012 08:22:34 | More by Anonymous1
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California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-15-2012 04:06:06 | More by littlebeer
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-15-2012 01:38:20 | More by ComRock12
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Murrhey

Montana

4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap in a snifter at Tustin Brewery in Tustin, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger and a half white head, low retention. Fluffy white lacing. Ruby red color. Marbled carbonation.

S- Black currant smell. Very sweet with some notes of sourness. Unique.

T- Very sour with wine notes. Very nice with some non-beer essences. Sour and sweet all at once.

M- Very light and vinous feel. Heavily carbonated.

O- Never had a beer like this. Good beer. Making me excited to try more Russian River.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 00:34:29 | More by Murrhey
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tarheels86

California

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL b1 poured into tulip a clear, deep mahogany (cloudy brown with the yeast tossed in). Head is extremely temporary tan that evaporates. No lacing. Aroma is heavy on oak barrel character, port wine, sherry, sour cherries, a bit of spiced rum or whiskey. Amazing. Taste is mouth-puckering sour cherries, sherry, a bit of vinegar, warhead sour candies, a bit of warming alcohol towards the end. Palate is very much red wine: lots of Cabernet Sauvignon/blackberry/blackcurrant throughout the taste and palate. One of my favorites in the RR sour series. More robust than Supplication. Not as soft as Temptation and Sanctification.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 20:52:05 | More by tarheels86
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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TidalDave

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-11-2012 17:23:32 | More by TidalDave
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California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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jaasen64

Massachusetts

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

Batch #7, 375ml bottle poured into HF stemmed glass and split two ways.

A- Pours a reddish slightly purple brown with pretty much no head. Slightly translucent and about average carbonation. Not too much in terms of lacing.

S- Red wine presence contributed by the cabernet sauvignon, grapes, some cherries, a hint of oak, light grap tartness. Fairly aromatic. Well balanced and smells very good for a sour.

T- Tart grapes, cabernet sauvignon wine, a bit of tobacco, some light cherries and other dark fruits, some subtle spices. Finishes with a light tartness and lingering taste of currants.

M- Fairly full bodied for a sour, nice carbonation that plays well with the tartness, very easy drinking, does not feel like 10% at all.

O- This was a very nice sour that had a great wine presence to it. There was a nice fruity tartness to it. It's definitely one of the better sours I've had and I enjoyed it more then the Temptation we had right before this. I highly recommend checking this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 06:31:32 | More by jaasen64
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-09-2012 08:13:38 | More by Dank26
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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