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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,716 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,716
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,339
Gots: 1,163 | FT: 82
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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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

8/8/2012 - 12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Batch 8.

A: Slow pour to keep yeast sediment (not much was evident) in the bottle. A fizzy head forms, but quickly disappears and leaves no lacing. Beer is a pleasant cordovan color.

S: Cabernet and sour Brett. Just a hint of the currants.

T: Strong sour ale, but the Cabernet and Brett work really well together. Not picking up currants as I expected. High carbonation leads to dry finish. Amazingly, no alcohol heat despite 10.0% ABV

M: A bit champagne-like, thin and dry.

O: Nobody does sour ales like Russian River. Expected more fruit a la their Supplication sour cherry ale, but this is very good.

Aging another bottle for a year; we'll see what it's like then.

1/10/14 - Well, that time flew by...

A: Slow pour again due to possible yeast accumulation (none in evidence). Smaller head than before, also quickly disappears. Still plenty of tiny carbonation bubbles. Either same color or a tiny bit darker

S: Cabernet and sour Brett. Strongly recommend serving at cellar temp as opposed to refrigerator to let the currant notes, such as they are, come through.

T: Very strong sour at refrigerator temp, out of balance at that point. Almost overwhelming. Warming helps a little.

M: Seems a bit more full-bodied, still no alcohol burn, but does induce quick drying.

O: Aging did not seem to improve this at all.

01-10-2014 22:01:41 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,716 ratings.