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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,752 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,752
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,343
Gots: 1,175 | FT: 83
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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Devi0us

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

04-15-2012 01:07:52 | More by Devi0us
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

amber brown color with a thin white head. no lacing whatsoever. Head fades to nothing rather quickly. smell is capital Potent of funky sourness. I don't know how to describe the taste, but it's intensely sour, with dark fruit notes. zingy mouthfeel.

overall: the lesser of all the RR sours, but still not bad. price was $22 a bomber (Batch 3) which is much lower than prices for others.

03-20-2011 02:42:29 | More by Blanco
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mattkooler

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-09-2012 23:15:19 | More by mattkooler
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-08-2014 16:59:53 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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bsm80x

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-31-2014 15:29:18 | More by bsm80x
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frankthetank86

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-02-2013 19:18:08 | More by frankthetank86
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alcstradamus

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Thanks for the trade Christian

Pours a very dark shade of brown, looks black in low light. A solid two fingers of very lively head rises up but falls quickly, leaving a thick persistent collar around my 25 oz. snifter. Smell is very mild funkiness, tart apples, caramel, grapes, a hint of oak barrel as well.

Taste is a mouth puckering mash of grapes, apple skin, strong oak presence, vinegar, caramel, and dirt. Very complex but the oak comes through a tad too much leaving a dryness on the palate that I don't care for. Medium bodied and like I said very dry. This is a very impressive beer but not really my cup of tea quite yet (still so/so about sours).

I will revisit this again next year and see if my opinion has changed.

08-17-2009 04:13:50 | More by alcstradamus
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-06-2013 04:14:00 | More by sansho
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MykelJH

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-15-2013 09:40:29 | More by MykelJH
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2013 18:59:40 | More by krl2112
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siddhartha

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-03-2012 23:25:19 | More by siddhartha
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Yoopermk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

10-24-2012 20:51:07 | More by Yoopermk
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vma

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-24-2014 22:32:29 | More by vma
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esktime

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-19-2014 01:57:24 | More by esktime
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Scalawags

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-28-2013 14:20:50 | More by Scalawags
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jethroe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

01-22-2013 05:46:52 | More by jethroe
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

08-02-2013 05:22:08 | More by HopsintheSack
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hombrepalo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

01-29-2014 13:15:53 | More by hombrepalo
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cletusdog

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

04-24-2013 06:49:34 | More by cletusdog
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Stunner97

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Appearance- light brown in color with little to no head or foam, only very small amount of bubbles to be seen slowly streaming

Smell- little bit of funk and tartness on the nose, currants, can really almost smell the tartness

Taste- you get a little bit of the wine and oak, also a little bit of the currant, but the predominant flavor is just strong sharp sourness, you really don't taste the alcohol at all but the funk and sour is strong,

Mouthfeel- very light and crisp, sour and tart feel, just very light and crisp

Overall/drinkability- while this beer was better then many of the other sours I have tried it still just is not my thing, i just simply don't get it, i can appreciate the complexity and strong flavors of this beer but to me these are just super hard to drink, i mean when i say this beer is sour its super super sour like lemonhead sour, certainly a unique experience but for me just not enjoyable really beyond the novelty

02-09-2012 21:49:03 | More by Stunner97
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-15-2012 04:00:21 | More by dominic4beer
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-19-2014 23:15:14 | More by nkelley77
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

01-31-2013 23:27:44 | More by CityofBals
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SEHopper

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

01-19-2012 16:17:15 | More by SEHopper
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-29-2012 15:24:43 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,752 ratings.