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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,331 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,331
Reviews: 1,057
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,451
Gots: 1,415 | FT: 107
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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4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

- Bottled on 11-Feb-14
- 375mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 23-Nov-14
Overall, this is the standard grape/wine brown sour that I gauge all others of similar type. This one's nearly flawless. So glad my taste developed the appreciation/love for this.
Love wine-influenced beers, especially sours. This one's perfect for the holidays.

- Batch unknown
- 375mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 13-Sep-12

- Batch #8
- 375mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 9-Jun-12
Definitely get the sour currants, the grapes from the Cab, the earthy wood element from the barrel. Med bodied with great carbonation. Some heat that's warming and inviting. Most expensive of the 4 RR sours I've tried, but definitely gonna get another bottle.

- Batch unknown
- 1oz. tasting pour off tap @ Hollingshead Deli on 7-Jul-10
This was my first sour experience and it tasted like liquid Warheads. Couldn't appreciate it.

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7floz bottle into a tulip glass

Batch 006

A- Pours a beautiful dark reddish brown with 1 finger of off white head that sizzles away quickly due to tons of carbonation.

S- Lots of funk/lactic notes front from all the different wild yeasts, also some cherry and currant notes as well. Definitely getting some darker grain aroma's in the background with slight vinous notes as well. The barrels come through but don't overpower and blend perfectly. Nice and complex

T- Just like the aroma. Funky barnyard and tart sourness up front and with a good amount of musty oak. The currants create a nice fruit profile and also getting lots of cherry with slight vinous grape flavors. Hard to put my finger on everything

M- Medium bodied with champagne like carbonation and a nice tart sour finish that drys the mouth making you want more and more.


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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

B6 into a Duvel Tulip

A- Huge pop off of the cork. Pours a deep mahogany/ruby red with a finger of tight off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin cap.

S- Big mix of lactic sourness, sweet cherry/currant, oaky barrel notes, and some vinous and funky character as well. Really complex.

T- Again, a huge combination of lactic sourness, bretty funk, and surprisingly more fruity sweetness than I found in the nose. I really start to pick up more of the alcohol and barrel notes as the brew warms.

M- Very light, refreshing, and dry. Lively carbonation helps erase any sense of a 10% abv, but the warming in the throat and stomach reveals the true monster.

O- Another home run from RR. Extremely drinkable and I never would have guessed that this brew was 10% abv. This will join Supplication on my constant "wants".

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 4,331 ratings.