1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
ConsecrationConsecration

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,465 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,465
Reviews: 1,072
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 1,501
Gots: 1,506 | FT: 116
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 4,465 | Reviews: 1,072
Photo of KevT
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of dan027
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of frankthetank86
3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of XionPi
3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of eggs
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of jschott75
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hterrell
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MJsGhost
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of KWMiles
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of danieltweten
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of pknyc
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GopherPharmer
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BugTownPub
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DSkilling
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of nandemo1
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tauroe
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of drebrew
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of zeledonia
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Had this once before, on tap, but having a bottle at home so I can review it. Batch 091412, which I'd guess is a bottle date. Tasted 27 June 2013.

Pours a pretty but unremarkable rusty clear medium brown. Just a half-finger of head, fizzling out as it tends to on sours. Just fine.

Smell is big, warm, and red. Potent cabernet aromas, some difficult-to-identify fruit, and the sweetness balanced by a lovely cherry-like tartness. Like a tart, fruity red-wine-beer. Excellent.

Taste is very good, but with a little too much pinch in the sour back-end. Starts out sweet and soda-like, thanks to the fizziness and a sugary amiguously-flavored sweetness. But it quickly slides into sour territory, coming up moderately sharp and fading into a sour-bitter meld that I find a tiny bit bothersome.

Feel is really good. Medium-bodied, with fizzy, prickly carbonation like a fruit soda. Lasting and delightful.

A very good beer, but not my favorite of RR's sours (that remains Supplication). Fruity and pleasant, with just a little too much sour and bitter poking out through the cracks.

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of justinmc1
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Revello
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WOLFGANG
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of OrangeAmps
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of jlisuk
4/5  rDev -11.1%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,465 ratings.