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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,407
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 1,478
Gots: 1,469 | FT: 107
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008

Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.
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4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark red/light brown beer. Clear. Head faded to nothing very quickly. Some lacing.

I can't get enough of this aroma. Extremely sour and tart. Dark fruit some sweetness and a little bit of spice. A really complex aroma. I can't wait to start sipping.

Wow. Amazing flavor. Extremely complex. Sweet and puckeringly tart at the same time. Very acidic. A little bit like Smarties or SweetTarts, but much more sour.

Thin to medium bodied beer with a highly carbonated and slick mouthfeel. A very very dry everlasting finish.

An excellent sour beer. One of the best I've had. Though, I like Supplication better. This one is darker and much more harsh on the tongue.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

beautiful burgundy color with little to no head that just makes a outline of bubbles around the glass.
wonderful aroma of deep oak and red cabernet wine with a nutty aroma as well.
Taste is initially brown and caramel malts but is soon followed by sour and tart flavors that are so clean and devoid of vinegar. the barrel really shines through to the point where i forget im drinking a beer.
the mouthfeel is slick and smooth just leaving a hint of carbonation on the tongue.
overall it's wonderful and truly bridges the gap between beer and wine imo. glad i have one more but wish i had more than that

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look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a muddy brown with a small head that vanishes quickly. A tiny bit of carbonation is visible. It sure isn't pretty!

S- Thank God the smell is a vast improvement over the look! Tons of sour and funky notes. Barnyard funk and hay are prevalent, with tart cherries coming through big as well. A good bit of granny smith apple, and a touch of dark fruits (figs/currants/raisins etc.). This smells like it will be a delicious tart monster!

T- Wow, this is crazy with tons of tartness and unexpected flavors! It's definitely more boozy than expected. White grapes and the cabernet barrel is definitely evident. The tart cherries and granny smith apples are there as well. The tart bite is a bit much and isn't balanced quite enough with other flavors. Don't get me wrong, I love mouth puckering sours, but this just is lacking that extra something to make it world class.

M- The mouthfeel is thicker than most sours, but w/ the high abv this is understandable. Decent carbonation and a distinct boozy finish round it out.

O- Overall this is a very good sour that could just use some refinement and balance.

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