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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,988 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,988
Reviews: 1,042
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,382
Gots: 1,251 | FT: 85
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

jkanavel, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of KAP1356
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 375 ml bottle marked Batch 004X4 poured into a Vistory tulip...

A - Pours a dark brown color with no real light shining through. A very small cream colored head forms and recedes to a small, bubbly collar.

S - Acidic notes of vinegar and tart cherry. Oak, vanilla, some cabernet infuences as well. The sweetness from the fruits and the barrels mix well with the sourness.

T - Sweetness and sourness mix quite well here. Flavors of grape, cherry, oak tannins, and Brett funk. There's a tartness from the fruits that adds nicely to the lactic acidity going on. Really nice flavors.

M - Medium bodied beer with ample carbonation. Smooth and crisp with a slight dryness on the finish.

O - I enjoyed this one, although it was not as good to me as Supplication and Temptation. Really great American Wild from Vinnie.

KAP1356, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of MikeRMII
5/5  rDev +11.4%

MikeRMII, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of detroiter
5/5  rDev +11.4%

detroiter, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Kristyn
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Kristyn, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Corkpuller
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Corkpuller, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

PhatAtUT, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of happy5930
5/5  rDev +11.4%

happy5930, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
5/5  rDev +11.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of karlfree
5/5  rDev +11.4%

karlfree, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of NWBeerRocks
5/5  rDev +11.4%

NWBeerRocks, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of alpineclimber
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to rmaste6282 for this bottle.

A 375ml bottle caged and corked, poured into a tulip glass. A good frothy head attempted to form but quickly dissipated to a ring of bubbles.

The nose on this one is very interesting, sweet like bubble gum, phenolic, sour and tart cherry.

Taste is great, a nice balance of tart dark fruit with a dry finish. Not much sweetness in the taste as the nose would leave one to believe.

Pretty good overall. The bottle lacks carbonation but I am not complianing, that's a reality with bottle conditioned beers. The alcohol is very well hidden in this one.

alpineclimber, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of wyattshotmaker
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i was pretty hyped up to try this. poured into a tulip, great color. not much head but that was expected.

nose is very earthy, dirt, leaves, touch of dark cherry/fruit.

very dry, dark fruit, bright acidity, touch of chocolate. mild oak, slight vinous character, earthy, vinous, touch of alcohol.

lower carbonation, fairly drinkable. might age my other bottle for a few years.

wyattshotmaker, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

davelag, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

alexolit, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

SRossman, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

pixieskid, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

UNCCTDawg, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

RyanBeer13, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

SpillyBeers, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

BrlyHpsWtrYst, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

twelveinches, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of VAbdoyan
5/5  rDev +11.4%

VAbdoyan, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

mawacki, Dec 02, 2011
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,988 ratings.