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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,621 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,621
Reviews: 1,028
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,339
Gots: 1,131 | FT: 78
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%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-12-2012 16:57:24 | More by theGlasstronaut
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-15-2012 04:06:06 | More by littlebeer
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tigervette

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-27-2011 15:36:20 | More by tigervette
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Illinois

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pascilla

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-25-2013 04:23:16 | More by pascilla
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-23-2013 00:33:50 | More by trapper2408
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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California

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 007 (James Bond!) (This is either 2011 or 2010, not sure which) poured from a cellar aged bottle into a snifter. So awesome to finally get this!

Appearance: No head to speak of. Hazy, vermilion on the bottom, the beer becomes more burnt orange toward the top. Really beautiful colors here.

Smell: A bit of oak, a hint of funk. Smells sour, like I'd expect a flanders oud bruin to smell. I can get a bit of red wine in there too, maybe a little brown sugar. I like this more than I do most sour smells.

Taste: Wow, thats sour. I'd say it's a vinegar kind of sour, which isn't bad in this context. Perhaps lemon might be a better way to describe it. The currants this is supposedly aged with aren't really coming through. Closer to the end I begin getting some of the red wine character. The tiniest bit of bitterness, but also a little bit of sweetness on the end. This style of sour isn't my favorite, but this is very nice.

Mouthfeel: Really nice. Lots of carbonation, which is awesome in this style. It's light and very drinkable.

Overall: Glad I finally got a chance to try this after months of begging my californian friends to send me some. Really solid brew. Not sure I'd seek out a whole lot more of it, but it's very good.

Serving type: bottle

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,621 ratings.