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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

4,167 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,167
Reviews: 1,047
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,407
Gots: 1,309 | FT: 90
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

2beerdogs, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of joefuzz
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks dagsy for the amazing extra

Pours a deep ruby with soda like off white head. Smells like vinagar with some fruity tones. Tastes like tart plums and blackberries with a little bit of oak and a slight alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is light with fairly high carbonation. I had this beer years ago and hated it but I think I just got a bad bottle...this was very suprising.

joefuzz, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Dcunicelli
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got the last of these available at my local bottle shop. I was super pumped as I had heard so much about it.

So I was a little disappointed when I first tasted it. The cherries were great but that weird wine after taste just didn't fit. As the beer warmed in my hand, the flavors started to meld. By the end, the beer was closer to 50/55 degF and the flavors which seemed so disparate were working together. And I was wishing I had another.

I don't know what temp RussiannRiver suggests to drink this, but if/when I drink this again, I will start closer to the temp I drink wine. It made a world of difference to me.

Dcunicelli, Jun 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

ZepHead80, Jun 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

riemster, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

DarrenStory, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

jacwomyn, Jun 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Whatdyisit, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

drlovemd87, Jun 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

SlobGoblin1837, Jun 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

kewire, Jun 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

epmonster, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

JoshTellez, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

erialbill, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

blkcld, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

markcp, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Beerdy, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

PackPride, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

sharpski, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

GimmeGumballHead, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

johnsonni, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of GJ40
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampled in a goblet from a 375ml bottle purchased while on business in the bay area.

A - Reddish brown and hazy with a limited head. Lots of bubbles but no accumulation.

S - Lots of sour cherries.

T - A very sour and tart start with a vinous finish. Great complexity. The sourness and the wine notes play off and compliment each other. The 10% alcohol is barely noticeable.

M - A mouthpuckering bite and a carbonation that delivers and disperses the flavors nicely.

D - Complex and addicting. I love this beer.

GJ40, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

pugartheterrible, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Dirtinabottle, Jun 03, 2013
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,167 ratings.