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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,234 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,234
Reviews: 1,049
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,427
Gots: 1,338 | FT: 95
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, Batch 5. It was acquired in a recent trade with BrewerB, thanks again Brian! This beer pours a fig like brown with reddish/purple highlights and an off white head that laces the glass. It smells of tart cherries, currants, grape skins, and moderate brett funk. It tastes sour cherries, tree bark, tannins, brett, and light alcohol. It drinks medium in body for a wild with a moderate amount of alcohol, but for 10% it is well hidden. It has a sharp, dry finish. Overall this is definitely a fine beer but certainly not the best I've had to date.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

I bought this dousy at the Hulmeville Inn in PA. Poured a very deep ruby red with a brown touch.Kind of hazy thick light brown heading that looks like coca cola coming in fizzy and leaving flat.A constant flow of bubbles form in my tulip that come from the bottom and raise to the surface of the glass like a fountain.

Smell is very tart at first but are taken over by fine sour wine with and old wood barrel kick.

Taste is ridiculously sour that makes my face squishy like I ate a dozen sour warheads(love those thing's) at once. A kind of gritty souriness gets up in the gums and tickles the teeth.

Mouth again ridiculously sour that sticks to the palate and does let go for the rest of the tasting. Fuller then full bodied,amazing carbonation. If this were flat this would be an amzing wine (Don't know if that's a good thing.)

Drink is mostly a sipper and a taster. I really couldn't see anyone having a session with this beer it is way too sour but definetly a good drink to try.

I would like to thank alot of the people on BA who pretty much told me it was a good deal to get this. Otherwise I might have forgotten about it. Thankyou.

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

Acquired from brewerburgundy courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2011, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, esters, dark fruit and some light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a tart dark berry flavor followed by the wild Belgian yeast to enhance the sourness. The malt character is thin and the hops presence is very mild but both are where they should be for the style and create a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, well disguised kick, good representation of style, this is a good sour beer to drink for a long time.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,234 ratings.