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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,495 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,495
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,304
Gots: 1,101 | FT: 75
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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4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch #006. Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Medium to dark brown with almost no light passing through aside from a slight glow around the edges. A small amount of cream coloured head formed and quickly receded to almost nothing.

S - A subtle hit of grapes intermingled with the expected funky/sour yeast notes. The sourness, although definitely a big part of the nose, doesn't dominate like it does in most American Wild Ales. A complex complimentary array or armoma, includes sour cherry, vinegar and oak.

T - Tart and tangy brett flavours dominate the palate up front but. The full spectrum of flavours shows up in the middle, with currants, sour cherry and oak all combining to create a complex flavour profile. The funky/sour flavours return in the finish and linger a little bit in the after taste.

M - Light body with light to moderate carbonation.

O - This is a style that I am still developing a taste for and this is the first one that I have truly enjoyed. I am very happy tha I took a chance on this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Special thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this gem.
Batch 006 into my Lost Abbey tulip.

A- Clear grape juice colored pour. Half finger fizzy off white head quickly disappears into obscurity leaving little wisps on top. Lacing is zero.

S- These oak barrels add a sweetness that help compliment the funkyness you find in a wild ale. Currents, grape juice, red wine, vanilla and sour apple with a touch of lemon.

T- Typical lemon, grape skin and cranberry tartness. It isn't over the top sour but still makes your mouth water. Currents are evident but more subdued than the nose. There is a dryness that I would attribute to the oak and the brett. The funk meter is sitting around 7 out of 10.

M- Light bodied, lively carbonation. Mouth watering with a quick dry finish. Slight aftertaste.

O- Another check mark beside the RR "ion" beers and I have yet to be disappointed. This isn't my favorite so far but that does not make it anything short of spectacular.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,495 ratings.