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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,342 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,342
Reviews: 1,057
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,450
Gots: 1,420 | FT: 104
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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4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 007 poured into Lost Abbey Tulip glass.

The color is a brownish-red color. Almost coppery.

It smells very strongly of the wine barrels (Cabernet in this case) with notes of grape and cherry. Maybe a hint of oak. Obviously it has a sour smell, but in an awesome way.

The taste is immediately sour cherries and wine grapes. Very tart and the Cabernet comes through a lot. Not being a wine drinker at all this seems like it would be a turn off but the tartness and sour cherry flavor really hits my tastebuds the right way.

The carbonation provides a bite that really compliments the tartness of the beer.

Overall I think this is a very good beer. Its not, in my opinion, on par with Supplication (which I had just a few days ago) but it is definitely a great example of sour ales and something I would pick up again given the opportunity despite the price tag of $13 for 375ml.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into small wine glass (only thing available) from 375 ml bottle batch 007. This is my first review as a member so pardon my inexperience in describing the beer. This is not one to pound down- definitely a sipper. The Cabernet comes through strong in the nose and in the taste. Has great carbonation. Sour cherry flavor and cabernet flavors followed by earthy malt taste. I'm usually not a fan of sour ales but this one is certainly one to try- after a few sips I was hooked. Very pricey but if you want something out of the ordinary go for it.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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