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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,340 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,340
Reviews: 1,057
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,450
Gots: 1,418 | 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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Photo of JustinMatthew
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at the Russian River & Taco Bonanza into a little chalice.

Pours mahogany in color, barely opaque and no head. Smells delicious.. Slightly vinegar/ tart and sweet. taste is a blast of tart and and mild sweetness. A little vinegar, currants, and slight oak all balanced perfectly. After taste is all oak.. Some vanilla and currants very mild overall. This sour beer leaves me begging for another sip!

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Batch 001

A: A dark ruby brown with a pure white head that disappeared very quickly.

S: Very sour aromas coming off. There was the aroma of grapes, sour apple, and esters.

T: Very rich grape, caramel, and apple flavors. There is a perfectly balanced sour flavor to go along with the sweetness from the other flavors.

M: Very heavy for a sour with excellent carbonation.

O: Consecration that has been aging for 5 years is the single best sour available. Better then the 6 Cantillons, Duck Duck Gooze, Cable Car, and 8 Cascade beers I've had.

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type- Poured on tap at Russian River Brewery

Appearance- Dark ruby red color, two finger white head the goes away very quickly

Smell- Dark cherries, funk, sour, neutral oak, just an amazing sour smell

Taste- WOW, Dark cherries, funk, sour, neutral oak tannin in the back of the palate, the BEST sour I have ever had and using Cab Barrels for aging is genius and comes through in a vinnus character

Mouthfeel- Tart, sweet, dry

Overall- The BEST Sour I have ever had and one of the top 5 beers I have ever had

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Nose: dark dried fruit – figs and prunes, earthiness, slight funk, lemon.
Deep mahogany body with a slight chill haze.
Palate: tart, dark dried fruit some faint grape notes, cherry, currants, with some malt in the background.
Medium body and medium high fine, soft carbonation.
Tart fruit flavors linger long through the finish into the aftertaste.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 4,340 ratings.