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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,727 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,727
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,342
Gots: 1,165 | FT: 84
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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switzer

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-07-2012 18:28:01 | More by switzer
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enelson

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-06-2012 13:56:36 | More by enelson
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MrVonzipper

California

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours a clear, tawny-amber color with a bubbly eggshell colored head. Average retention and spotty lace.

Smells of lemonheads and cherry clan like most of RR sours but this is heavier on the cherry side. A touch or tart Chardonnay as well.

Taste is much different than the other RR sours and opposes the nose. Quite the variation of flavor ranging from Chardonnay and wet horse blanket to mildly tart cherries and finishing with a dry wheat like character.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Pretty dry yet fairly tacky.

Overall this is far better than I thought it'd be. Not bad.

12-06-2012 10:53:29 | More by MrVonzipper
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mateuszekxxpl

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-06-2012 00:52:50 | More by mateuszekxxpl
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-05-2012 13:28:32 | More by stevec32
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thedopeyone07


4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-04-2012 21:20:08 | More by thedopeyone07
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RollBounce

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-02-2012 23:56:09 | More by RollBounce
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-02-2012 03:39:32 | More by Hugonaut13
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TcDub

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-01-2012 22:54:20 | More by TcDub
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Beerzort


4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-01-2012 05:58:16 | More by Beerzort
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dooglas

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-30-2012 20:18:15 | More by dooglas
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Pelican5

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

11-29-2012 22:48:17 | More by Pelican5
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-29-2012 05:11:24 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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rolive

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-27-2012 22:31:29 | More by rolive
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-24-2012 16:30:44 | More by hopswap1
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-24-2012 12:07:59 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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BeerBucks

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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tinypyramids

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%

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.

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%

11-17-2012 04:31:54 | More by MaseFace
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,727 ratings.