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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,459 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,459
Reviews: 1,070
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 1,500
Gots: 1,502 | FT: 116
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008

Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.
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4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-clear mahogany color with no head or lacing

S-tart cherries, dark fruit, hints of wood and earthiness

T-dark fruit, sour grapes, cherries, very light malt presence, light wood, slight earthiness as it warmed

F-medium body with very fine lively carbonation

O-another tasty sour from RR which I enjoyed even more as it warmed

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had consecration out of a crappy plastic cup in the physics department at Melbourne University. It was a delicious. Like always, a super smooth wild ale from Russian River. Sour and bitter to just the right degree with notes of funk and lemon.

A: Cloudy brown colour with a crappy head. 3.5

S: Bitter funk and lemon. 4

T: Sour lemon flavour with some bitterness. Bitter and delicious. 4.5

M: Foamy 4

O: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle, batch number 008, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark red mahogany color, produces a thin tan head that recedes to a thin collar, leaves no lacing.

S- Fruity and tart, currants and cherry, also woody with oak and some vinous aromas, the aroma is really nice.

T- Incredible flavors on this beer. Considerable tartness, which is lactic and minimally funky, very nice oak barrel and red wine flavors, fruitiness from currants, beneath all of this is a really nice caramel malt center. I'm not getting any booze at all on this, which is pretty awesome for 10% ABV.

M- Medium-bodied, well-carbonated, smooth and a bit sticky, dry finish, great job on this.

O- An incredible beer, hugely complex, blends tartness, barrel character and malt perfectly, this is really excellent stuff.

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