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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,767 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,767
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,345
Gots: 1,180 | 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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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

10-15-2013 18:11:40 | More by MatthewPlus
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

11-14-2013 19:24:13 | More by jackmax
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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wiltznucs

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

01-20-2014 19:40:16 | More by wiltznucs
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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

10-08-2013 02:38:57 | More by WTKeene
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Batch 004x2

A - Ruby, mahogany with champagne like effervescence.

S - Cabernet Sauvignon, earthy funk, currants, cherries, oaky tannins and balsamic vinegar.

T - Mixed berry sweetness that quickly changes to a biting sourness with a touch of balsamic vinegar. Dark fruits, sour cherry, Cabernet with a hint of alcohol.

M - Medium body with a lot of carbonation. Light pucker on the finish.

D - Vinous complex beer with a touch of alcohol. Solid sour ale.

01-18-2012 03:40:21 | More by brewcrew76
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,767 ratings.