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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,585 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,585
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,337
Gots: 1,128 | FT: 79
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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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-20-2012 03:49:11 | More by let8it8grow
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StJamesGate

New York

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

A second of beige froth over a clear oxblood body. Soil, grape skins, and oak on the nose, plus cherries, dates and tea brack - crazy complex.
Balsamic, vanilla, cherries with hint of other dark fruit, growing wood notes as it opens and a touch of funk.
Sherry tang to end and long twisty linger. Light, crisp, tart.

Insanely complex yet drinkable. The wood very wisely doesn't overwhelm. Almost like a mellowed Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Continually impressed by RR wild ales.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 10:54:46 | More by StJamesGate
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LilMatrix

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-18-2012 20:36:30 | More by LilMatrix
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nycwinter

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-18-2012 03:10:59 | More by nycwinter
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-17-2012 19:28:09 | More by Morey
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-17-2012 05:18:08 | More by StubFaceJoe
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gueuzegossage

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-16-2012 20:33:54 | More by gueuzegossage
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scottyshades

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-15-2012 20:48:50 | More by scottyshades
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mjr2377

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-15-2012 13:05:57 | More by mjr2377
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USChuy


4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-15-2012 07:08:24 | More by USChuy
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-15-2012 03:48:27 | More by vrbulldog22
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful dark ruby color with a thin head that recedes very quickly.

Lots of lush, ripe berries up front. Currants, very wine like, some tart raspberry and cherry smells. A touch of oak behind the fruit, but it is almost all fruit.

Taste is nicely tart, with the berry flavor really opening up.

Mouthfeel is dry and tart, but very smooth for 10%, very close to wine in it's mouthfeel.

Overall, another solid offering by Russian River, glad I picked it up, a must try for any fan of sour beers with berry characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 22:45:28 | More by quirkzoo
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NEO68710

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-13-2012 17:51:23 | More by NEO68710
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-13-2012 03:14:17 | More by Auror
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TheBronze

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-13-2012 03:04:57 | More by TheBronze
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kslsc400

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-13-2012 02:09:10 | More by kslsc400
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Bobbak


3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

06-12-2012 20:53:03 | More by Bobbak
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CP20

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-12-2012 01:53:31 | More by CP20
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2012 16:55:22 | More by Atomicskis5
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-11-2012 16:40:31 | More by sammo
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ngeunit1

California

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

A - Pours an almost clear ruby-mahogany with a thin finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sour dark fruits and currants with some Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, oak, earthy smells, and just a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of strong sour currants and dark fruit with some dark grapes, vanilla, and a touch of tobacco. Through the middle, oak flavors come through with some more dark fruits with some sour cherries and plums. The finish is a mix of sour dark fruits, dark grapes, oak, some earthy flavors, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. I really like how sour the beer is, but at the same time the balance is still very good. The dark fruits really compliment the sourness nicely.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 04:05:02 | More by ngeunit1
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-07-2012 14:50:44 | More by OriolesFan1008
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DCRA

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-07-2012 05:16:16 | More by DCRA
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.7%

06-07-2012 03:57:13 | More by swetsastonic
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GennyCreamAle

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-05-2012 23:21:33 | More by GennyCreamAle
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,585 ratings.