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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,759 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,759
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,344
Gots: 1,177 | FT: 83
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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Scout11

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-12-2012 02:42:19 | More by Scout11
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-11-2012 17:34:25 | More by Lawnboy33
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AbeFroman

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

05-11-2012 07:11:55 | More by AbeFroman
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Piason

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-11-2012 06:28:30 | More by Piason
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Offa

California

3.95/5  rDev -12%

Deep red brown, it has a small pale tan head, fizzy, soon thinning to a ring.

Aroma is rich fruity sour fruits, vinegary turned plums, caramelised prunes, wet earth, wet dark bread. It is excellent.

Taste is good but not as exciting as the aroma. It has tart-sour fruits and wood up front, light winy sweetness. It is very drinkable, has a good, lively feel. However, it is rather one-dimensional and not interesting, lacking in complexity or depth of character and thus gets somewhat boring rather quickly.

05-11-2012 05:16:54 | More by Offa
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-10-2012 13:49:22 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-09-2012 02:49:00 | More by bumchilly25
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-08-2012 22:19:22 | More by ste5venla
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viettran07

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-08-2012 09:14:27 | More by viettran07
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manjanai

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-06-2012 10:45:09 | More by manjanai
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-06-2012 03:30:10 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

05-06-2012 02:43:23 | More by leinie13
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-05-2012 21:02:09 | More by pavpav12
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%

Thanks to eyebereej for this in a trade! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 375mL bottle into Peg's tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep red amber, is somewhat translucent. Not much in the way of visible carbonation.

S: Aroma is a bit like wine; fruity & dark. Sourness very evident in the nose.

T: Taste sweet and yet dry, with flavors of cherry, merlot, apple hints over the woody flavor. The fruity flavors are present, but it is not a sweet beer overall. I'm not sure of the words to use. Dry dry finish.

M: Nice mouthfeel - smooth, a little lighter mouthfeel than expected. It does result in some puckering sensation, to be sure. Alcohol presence less in the taste, more in the warming sensation down my esophagus.

O: Definitely a good sour beer, though not my favorite RR sour so far. I considered changing my description of the flavor - I'm assuming that I tasted Cabernet, not merlot. But I decided to leave my initial impression intact and expose my wine ignorance.

05-05-2012 19:45:33 | More by macrosmatic
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CommonRider

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-04-2012 22:20:47 | More by CommonRider
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.23/5  rDev -5.8%

375ml bottle. It's from Batch 005X2E. Poured this one into my Lost Abbry tulip.

A: Pours a fairly clear amber color. Basically no head. There was a good pop on the cork. But not a lot of carbonation. Lacing is non existent. You do catch some little alcohol feet.

S: I am getting the customary Flemish Red type smells off this one, but the complexity is amped with some of those vinous notes from the red wine barrel. I get some tart dark cherries and vinegar notes as well.

T: It's a more mild tart on the tip of the tongue. Then you get that tart dark cherry flavor that I have come to love. It's very smooth, and mellowed by the oak barrels I would assume. You do pull some of that leather and wood that red wine would add as well. You can't taste the 10% at all, as I thought that was a little high for the style. it's completely masked.

M: This is a lighter, medium mouthfeel for me. It's very drinkable and pleasant.

05-04-2012 14:07:28 | More by inlimbo77
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PluckyDucky


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-04-2012 09:42:09 | More by PluckyDucky
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Forb

Nebraska

4.78/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured from a 375ml bottle; 10% ABV; batch 007...

Appearance: Pours a translucent ruby/brown body with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Lacing and retention are at a minimum.

Smell: Tart characters from combination of the Cabernet Sauvignon and currant additions. Almost makes me glands water just smelling it.

Taste: Definitely a sour ale with the wine characteristics clearly amplifying the approach. Tobacco notes from the malt blend with a dark fruit to create a complex balance of sour subtlety. No bite whatsoever from the alcohol!!

Mouthfeel: Carbonation like a champagne or sparkling wine finishing clean but not too dry.

Overall: He went from wine to beer... artist to artist! 10% ABV never tasted so... nonalcoholic?? Cheers!!

05-04-2012 02:39:21 | More by Forb
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-03-2012 01:46:50 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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JimmyTango

California

4.73/5  rDev +5.3%

To me this is everything geat about Roddenbach Grand Cru time a thousand... more complexity, more sourness, more leather, more better. Clear brown with a dark red tint. Amazing! Currants, jucy, sour, balanced, tobacco, oak, and clove. Its hard for me to describe just how much you’ll like it. Subtle and delicious but crazy complex. Get it!

05-02-2012 22:11:30 | More by JimmyTango
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -6.5%

Was able to try this at the brewery. Poured dark rosey amber. Very sour but I preferred supplication. There's a little bit more of booze In the taste with a more malty finish.. Makes your mouth pucker though. This brewery sure knows what it's doing with sours.

05-01-2012 00:22:35 | More by WeedKing4
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shadytony

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-30-2012 22:07:12 | More by shadytony
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AvgWhiteGuy

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-30-2012 22:03:22 | More by AvgWhiteGuy
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1/5  rDev -77.7%

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Canesfan22

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-30-2012 16:25:46 | More by Canesfan22
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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