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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,768 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,345
Gots: 1,182 | 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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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

I believe this was batch 004, but I can’t be sure. Pours a reddish brown hued body, with almost no head, and no lacing at all. Looks more still, by far, than expected. Strange.

Aroma is packed with prominent oak, mustiness, funk, sweet currants and sour cherries, slight vinegar underneath. Taste has all this and more; it’s fruity, sour, a bit tart and oaky. Not an over-the-top sour warhead-type beer, just well integrated sourness with the oak and a touch of vinegar. The currants are fairly subtle, with more tart cherry flavor than anything else. Definite must and funk; vinous, slightly sweet, very complex.

Medium bodied with low carbonation; I would have preferred a crisper, livelier, and cleaner feel, although the finish is quite dry. Interesting beer to be sure, curious about the stillness of this particularly bottle. Very good, but not as appealing as Supplication, Sanctification, or Temptation for my money.

04-24-2012 16:24:31 | More by tobelerone
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TGS

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-24-2012 03:06:36 | More by TGS
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 22/4/12 batch 006

A clear light ruby red when held to the light with just a thin film foe head that falls quickly and leaves zero lace, I like the color

S funky strawberry and cassis with some oaked vinous notes with some vinegar, smells pretty good and I'd never guess it's 10%

T I prefer the taste with more sour vinegar and the cassis is easier to pick up, more vinous notes leaves me wondering if there was still wine in the barrel, I pick up on the subtle barrel notes but its the liquid grape that I can taste

M sour and leaves my mouth tingling just a little, still no heat and a slickness left behind, pin prick bubbles work well

O perhaps I was a little hard on the smell, it may have been closer to great then good, I'm more impressed by how they made a 10% BA brew that has no booze anywhere

I see a trend developing with Russian River, great stuff being brewed!! yet another big thank you too Rutager for sending me this one along with many others

04-23-2012 02:41:18 | More by wordemupg
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UptheKriek

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-20-2012 07:03:57 | More by UptheKriek
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sourrussianstone

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-20-2012 03:50:51 | More by sourrussianstone
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mrsdrabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-19-2012 05:10:15 | More by mrsdrabmuh
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-18-2012 13:50:39 | More by yergermeister
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StarRaptor

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-17-2012 03:19:00 | More by StarRaptor
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BradleySig

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-16-2012 22:14:01 | More by BradleySig
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Bulshrk

Missouri

4/5  rDev -10.9%

04-16-2012 18:48:48 | More by Bulshrk
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EfilsGod


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-16-2012 08:35:19 | More by EfilsGod
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-16-2012 02:42:07 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-16-2012 01:45:30 | More by csustar001
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Devi0us

California

3.5/5  rDev -22%

04-15-2012 01:07:52 | More by Devi0us
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RandomName7

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-15-2012 00:11:12 | More by RandomName7
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oaktree42


3/5  rDev -33.2%

04-14-2012 16:30:30 | More by oaktree42
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sandy408

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-14-2012 05:41:12 | More by sandy408
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Rau71

California

1/5  rDev -77.7%

04-14-2012 02:35:50 | More by Rau71
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-13-2012 02:11:08 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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klink40

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-12-2012 23:39:19 | More by klink40
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-12-2012 14:18:04 | More by CBlack85
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-12-2012 01:14:39 | More by hansgruber
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-11-2012 19:46:04 | More by cletetron
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-11-2012 04:06:19 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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manderson952

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-10-2012 23:11:47 | More by manderson952
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,768 ratings.