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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,727 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,727
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,342
Gots: 1,165 | FT: 84
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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HitchSlap

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -38.6%

05-22-2014 02:40:33 | More by HitchSlap
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Jeremy0682

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -38.6%

01-30-2014 00:56:13 | More by Jeremy0682
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MaryW


2.75/5  rDev -38.6%

06-26-2014 13:15:52 | More by MaryW
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ibbjamin

California

2.78/5  rDev -37.9%

Paid $23.99 for a 750ml bottle from Perry's Liquor in Livermore, CA. Batch 001X3. Poured into a large wine glass.

Upon cracking the cage n corked bottle, the beer spilled rather quickly out of the top of the bottle. Beware to have a glass ready with this one! Perhaps it was shaken a bit as upon pouring as the head is quite small actually. Quite fizzy, this off white head dissipates to almost nothing very quickly. Carbonation is quite tricky/deceiving. Color is deep ruby red. Its darkness leads to this being nearly opaque. No retention.

Smells of wild yeast funk and very fine tart cherries. Also a grape complexity added a la aging in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Mildly sweet, yet certainly much more on the sour side. Even some breadiness from the yeast.

Sour to the taste buds resulting in strong astringency. Funk, sour cherries, some grape. Not as complex as the nose. A bit too sour for my liking.

Very dry mouth, astringent. Light to medium bodied. Light carbonation. As dry as some champagne I've had, which for me, is not a positive quality I'm looking for in a beer.

04-08-2009 01:59:38 | More by ibbjamin
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -36.4%

Poured into my trusty Darkness snifter.

Batch 003 from a 750ml bottle.

Let me start by saying I know people go apeshit for this beer. I get that I am possibly a minority on not liking this style. The fact is, I rate a beer based on how it tastes to me. Style aside.

Pours a reddish ice tea color with a bit of off white head. Brett sour funk with a bit of vanilla note. Incredibly sour and tart. Puckering even. After I'm done praying this sip gets over with I do notice a booze bite on the backend. Overly tart and something I really don't wish to have again.

I'm getting stinkeye from the crowd on this one. Maybe rightfully so. Last I checked though I don't get mad if you dislike the ipa or stout in your glass.

05-23-2011 19:10:22 | More by TheDudeRules
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Ssippisam

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -35.7%

A- Consecration pours a gorgeous, deep, ruby red. The head is a slightly tan color but it goes away just as quickly as its poured.

S- Just like its counterpart, Supplication, the wine barrel aging plays a big roll in the smell. Dark, rich, wine notes come through first giving way to the currents added to the mix.

T- Wow. Incredibly sour yet a bit of sweet mellowing on the back end. What a dry taste as well. Cherries, currents, and event an interesting malty sweetness going on.

M- Absolutely no head yet an interesting, effervescent feel to it. Fuller bodied than Supplication yet just as easily drinkable. Still can't get over how dry it is as well. It's in perfect balance.

05-24-2014 23:41:35 | More by Ssippisam
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -33%

05-14-2013 13:36:00 | More by earlholman
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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

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mcintire78

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -33%

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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -33%

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3/5  rDev -33%

04-14-2012 16:30:30 | More by oaktree42
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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -33%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

07-23-2013 23:14:49 | More by ejimhof
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -33%

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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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California

3/5  rDev -33%

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Alaska

3/5  rDev -33%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -33%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -33%

11-20-2011 23:34:28 | More by Rempo
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -33%

05-06-2014 18:34:11 | More by treznor
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,727 ratings.