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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,603 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,603
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,339
Gots: 1,126 | FT: 78
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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pkalix

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-27-2014 23:01:14 | More by pkalix
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inspektor

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-27-2014 05:50:36 | More by inspektor
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Fluteswell

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-27-2014 03:55:44 | More by Fluteswell
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-27-2014 02:59:32 | More by MikeAndrews
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-26-2014 23:49:40 | More by ncvbc
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-26-2014 21:57:03 | More by Mscarpen
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goseymo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-26-2014 17:51:07 | More by goseymo
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bwgassman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-26-2014 17:42:21 | More by bwgassman
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-26-2014 15:12:01 | More by jaymo18
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Marty5231

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-26-2014 10:59:08 | More by Marty5231
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KysarSoze

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-26-2014 07:51:49 | More by KysarSoze
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KG710

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-26-2014 07:12:41 | More by KG710
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rand

California

4.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tap to tulip glass

Poured at Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego

This was my conversion sour years ago and I've lost my review, so I figured I quickly reassess my opinion of one of the most coveted beers out there. After going through a couple sips, I think I may have actually underrated the beer. Thinking about all the other sour beers out there, this one is just different...slightly sweeter, oakier, more complex.

A: Cola-like in color with a red hue, the small head leaves sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: The huge bouquet yields notes of of grapes and cherries, oak and raspberries. White pepper and a touch of booze are also notes. Yeasty funk lingers around the edges of the bouquet.

T: The brew has a lot if vino descriptors, which I suspect was the intention. Berries and citrusy acid at the front of palate. Jammy, tart, a little boozy, with drying oak and vinous aspects. Plenty of malty sweetness in this one, carrying through a long and a long and balanced finish.

M: Light and refreshing on the palate, with a little more viscosity than your average wild ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 05:15:10 | More by rand
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

07-25-2014 21:57:31 | More by xhuang61
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Austin_M

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-25-2014 21:14:18 | More by Austin_M
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Dunnrs513

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2014 00:24:14 | More by Dunnrs513
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gin15

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-24-2014 21:57:23 | More by gin15
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Endocador

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-24-2014 03:49:51 | More by Endocador
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sordyl

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-23-2014 15:59:36 | More by sordyl
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satisfied1013

Kansas

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-22-2014 22:12:25 | More by satisfied1013
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scjolson

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-22-2014 20:50:58 | More by scjolson
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terraism

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2014 01:13:56 | More by terraism
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tywhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-21-2014 19:04:02 | More by tywhite
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M-Fox24

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark amber, purplish ruby red color; reminiscent of a wine. Nice one finger slightly off-white head, which retains for several seconds or so.

S: Aromas are revealing a vinous, cabernet, wine ratio which is nicely supplemented by funky notes of figs, oak, cherry, plums, brown sugar, lemon, dark fruits and of course accompanied by sourness. The notes/intricacies on this guy are fantastic

T: Sour, tart, and funk are quite prevailing and pleasing. In keeping with the smell, the taste is that of a vinous, wine feel. Notes are that of grapes, raisins, lemon, cherry, slight vinegar, and a woody oak earthiness feel; very similar to the smell

M: Medium to Full body, medium carbonation, lots of sour funk, the presence of wine, and just an overall complex beer

O: Complex and incredible; being extremely well balanced and very smooth make this out to be a superbly refreshing beverage

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 14:01:53 | More by M-Fox24
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-21-2014 01:42:21 | More by dsigmon
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,603 ratings.