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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,145
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,397
Gots: 1,299 | FT: 89
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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Photo of madvermin
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage: Batch 005x2F

Reviewed this a couple months ago, got another bottle to give it another go. Pours a gorgeous dark brown, that shows hints of maroon and purple, and shows deep amber/mahogany in light. Head is ample, but so fizzy it's gone before I even finish pouring. Effervescent, as bubbles continuously rise, almost like pop.

Very cleanly tart on the nose, but not too much so. It isn't harsh, but isn't soft tartness either. Sour cherries are the main fruit coming out of this one, along with a bit of barnyard funk.

Taste starts relatively sour, smooths out with that funk, and finishes fruity and sour again. Assorted berries come through here, amongst them blackberries and cherries (they aren't berries, sue me), along with plenty of red wine fruity character. The finish also contains that wine similarity, as it has the depth and body of a deep red wine, but sours it up and adds fruit to the mix to sweeten (figuratively) the deal.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly lacking much of the carbonation that was easily visible on the pour. I think it just leaves the drink before you know it. The beer is better for it though, as it drinks like a wine even more so. Drinkability is great: the beer has lots of strong flavors, yet I see the 10% abv and am perplexed. Finish is cleanly tart and nice, which sets up the next sip pretty well. This is even better than I remembered it.

madvermin, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of patm1986
4.22/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from the notebook

Hulmeville Tap, Poured into 10oz Goblet.

A- purple, maroon, dark, dark red. no head. just settlement. it sits in the glass, ready to unleash some fury. staring into it, it resembles a mystical well from a fairy tale; jump in.

S- pungent. initially, highly fermented prune, grape, fig, orange. alcohol tininess. the aroma is deep. put your nose right inside the glass and inhale greatly. the sourness of grapes and citrus, a little vanilla, dominate the deeper, nose-in-glass inhalation. medley of sharp fruit aromas.

T- acidic, tart fruit. very dominant combo of grape, cherry, and citrus, like an old fruit salad with orange zest. the alcohol is present throughout. though as a wild ale, alcohol presence is to be expected, however, the pure phenol flavor just isn't there; it's in the fruit, which is pleasant.

M- it has a great deal of carbonation, which is nice, but it seems to taste more of a fruit/veg beer in that carb body rather than having a thicker body like a gueze like i don't know why i expected; it's somewhere in-between the two.

D- the carbonation makes this pleasant and on-going-ly interesting. the flavors and aromas are really nice, and it's great to end with or sit-on for a while just staring, swirling, and smelling. but i don't think i could have more than one. maybe i could.

consecration would be nice with some food--thai, indian, duck confit, gelato, chocolate?--actually, that sounds good.

patm1986, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This pours a dark brown color with a hint of ruby at the edges. No carbonation apparent from no head - uh oh.

Smell: Black currants, vinegar, with a nice oak barrel character. An obvious tart character accompanies a light raisin aroma.

Taste: Sweet balsamic vinegar, black currants, and a rich oaky bite. Some dark fruit flavor complement. The finish is quite tart.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied for what I expect from a sour. Tart and puckering, with a little bit of residue on the tongue. Pretty flat, maybe I got a leaky bottle?

Drinkability: Something I definitely enjoy, and a change of pace from my normal hoppy beer. Sour and enjoyable.

KickInTheChalice, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of gawnphishin
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter, many thanks to augustgarage for my first Russian River brews. Batch 005X1F.

A- Pours a cloudy yellow brown with a small, quickly dissipating head.

S- Great aromas here. A mediocre amount of brett funk, and lost of red wine and oak. There is a very small presence of vinegar that is welcoming.

T- The brett really shines through in the taste. The perfect amount of tart and no alcohol at all. Hints of oak and red wine again.

M- Perfectly dry and full. Medium carbonation.

D- This is easily the most drinkable sour I have tried. There is no appearent alcohol and such wonderful flavor.

gawnphishin, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes 1/22/11. Thanks to THECPJ for sharing.

A: Dark red in color with a 1/2 finger head that forms during the pour, but dissipates very quickly. No lacing at all.

S: Tart cherries, cinnamon, a little oak and vanilla. Has a slight funky aroma as well.

T: Quite sour at first, a good bit of sour/tart cherry flavor. A nice oaky flavor in the background.

M/D: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Has a dry finish. Overall extremely drinkable, does not feel like 10% at all. Look forward to drinking this one again. Had it at the end of a night, so might amend this review later.

mdaschaf, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

267th review on BA
Draft to chimay goblet

App- A very dark amber with ruby highlights. No head on this one. Just a thin outlying ring of bubbles that was quick to dissapate.

Smell- Muted grape juice with a tinge of tartness. Has a small funk of some brett mixed with some hay.

Taste- Take some Welch's grape juice and mix a bunch of booze to it. This damn thing was smooth, tasty and pretty complex for my basic simile.

Mouth- Had a perfect medium body with a pretty high carb level for not having much head or bubbly activity.

Drink- Damn, I could drink this all day, fall off a bar stool and keep drinking some more. Was tastefully crafted with well blended flavors.

FosterJM, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 005X2E. Had this beer quite a few times and I absolutely love it! Pours a slightly hazy brownish red color with a small white head. Scent is not nearly as sour or funky as I has remembered. It's actually very sweet smelling with some dark fruit aromas. Smells somewhat like a desert wine. I get a small hint of vinegar. Now here we go! The taste is like I remembered! There's that puckering sour taste I was lookin for! First I get some sweet dark fruit flavors...cherries and plums. Then I get a bit of vinegar flavor followed by delicious sour fruit. There is definitely some funk in the flavor and sweet wine notes. It finishes with amazing oak flavors and tartness. High alcohol is so well hidden that it's crazy. Delicious beer! Mouthfeel is very full and complex. Not syrupy and not as dry as other wild ales and sour beers I've had. Drinkability is high...as long as the ABV doesn't creep up.

DovaliHops, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of dmsohyea
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2/15/11 batch 005X2E
375ml Bottle purchased at Whole Foods La Jolla, $12.50

I've had this beer on tap a few times but never in the bottle. Poured into a snifter.

A: Deep reddish purple, mostly penetrable by light. Pours with very little off-white head and no lacing to speak of.

S: When the cork popped off this gem, the aroma was intense with balsamic vinegar, plums, and red wine. The cab barrel aging is very evident.

T: Very sour with mild sweetness and oak. Possibly some fleshy fruit and clove flavors, certainly balsamic vinegar. The taste profile is very complex.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. So incredibly smooth and silky. Finishes with red wine but continues to hold the silky texture. Perfect.

D: This beer is perhaps a bit sour, alcoholic, and expensive to drink more than one or two. That being said, I would drink it all the time given the opportunity. I would consider pairing this with an aged or stinky cheese. It stands up to other strong flavors very well, pair accordingly.

dmsohyea, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of mulder1010
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Batch 2x3 Poured into a tulip 750 ML bottle
Thanks to Forgetfu for this in a massive trade

A-- Poured a dark brown and settled dark black cherry color. Good amount of haze. No head at all. A little bit of off white film on the sides of the glass but not much else. on swirling the glass got some head but went bye quickly.

S-- Sweet and sour. Very well balanced nose. Get Cherry, oak, straw, and barn.

T-- Sweet to immediate massive sour cherry pucker. Cherry sweet tart on steroids. Or is that I mean Oak. Really like how it goes from sweet cherry to massive sour tart cherry and then Oak hits.

M-- Lots of carbonation in the mouth but still a medium feel about it. Light in the front but gets heavier in the back. A lot of cherry or citrus acidity and cherry sourness in the back. Not that much cherry sweetness in the front but it is there. Can totally see where this is becoming a sour bomb as the sweet is seriously dropping off in this and the sour is taking over in this.

D-- ABV hit me very early in this. Still very good and very drinkable. Very good with all the sourness but I wanted more of the cherry sweetness in this. It is a sipper due to the sourness but in some odd way that is what makes it so addictive. The flash of sweet and the huge sour kick. Very much like a cherry sweet tart and a better version of one.

mulder1010, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch 4x4

A: Poured into my Duvel Tulip, this brew pours a beautiful mahogany. The head retention is surprisingly non-existent, which is a huge let down for such a spectacular looking brew.

S: The aroma is that of fermented sour dark fruits, figs, bruised apples and a little grape. Sugar plumbs and cider wrap up the aroma.

T: The flavor is wonderfully sour tang with a sweet side. This brew is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. A good strong malty backbone prevents this brew from going over the tart edge. Flavors evident in the nose include sugar plumbs, cider vinegar, and dark fruit.

MF: Mouthfeel is a tad to light, and can improve, but no real complaints.

D: Drinkability is just perfect. Delectably sour, and at 10%, I cannot even tell except by the warmth in my tummy.

Overall, if you're new to sours, let this brew warm up. The tart will take the back seat, and the dark fruits and sugars come to the forefront. An expertly crafted brew, this can be enjoyed by anyone.

TKEbeerman, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Genghis22
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 005 x 2F
375ml chilled, poured into a tulip.

One of my favorite RR beers, just finally reviewing it.

A - Pours a rich, dark caramel amber color. Nice tight white head, which hung on for a few minutes.

S - Tart, sour, twangy, with hints of wine and sugar. The cabernet is very apparent. Cherries, raisins, currants and touch of artificial grape smell (like grape candy).

T - Tart. Not so much sour as it is tart. Very wine like. Lemon, horse blanket and sweet fruit combine in a whirlwind of flavors. The tongue is almost over stimulated. The wine comes through and the aftertaste is all cab.

M - Full bodied, but not heavy or chewy. Coats the mouth nicely. Tight, clean and prickly carbonation. Fits the beer perfectly. The alcohol is almost indectable, except for the slight drying effect it has on the tongue.

D - Dangerously drinkable. This beer is sweet and tart which keeps the palate refeshed. I never get tired of drinking this beer, and am thankful that I have easy access to it. A fantastic beer. Caution is advised though, 10% abv will sneak up on you in a hurry!

Genghis22, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of sherm1016
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 04x2, 375ml Bottle purchased at LaBodega Wine and Spirits in Riverside CA. Pours a clear, beautiful reddish-brown color with little to no head. Aroma is fruity and sour. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is a clean sour with hints of fruit and oak. Extremely smooth. I said it about Supplication, and I'll say it about Consecration: I would drink this every day if money and availability would allow.

sherm1016, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 004x3.

Body is clear reddish brown, like tea. Poured easily to a half inch head, which dissipates quickly to a ring, with no lacing.

Aroma of cabernet wine, currant, malt, tea leaves, alcohol, leather.

Tastes of cabernet wine upfront, with currant and sour citrus tastes in the mid-plate, some vanilla, finishes dry with a lingering sourness and some spice. It is delicious, with a well-defined and intense wine infused sourness. It is mouthwatering sour, but not puckerish. There is not much of a malt backbone to this, which is unusual for a beer. I get some port-like quality to it as well, perhaps from the currants. There is no trace of tannins either. For a wild ale, it is also not funky.

Body is light and carbonation is low, giving this a winey mouthfeel. Alcohol is evident, furthering the wine analogy.

This is a beer with a big flavor, but one that also seems not to be a beer. I could drink a couple glasses of this.

Beerenauslese, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of cooch69
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consecration pours a deep amber brown. It has a small and tight yet pretty fluffy head. A wee bit clouded as well.(We don't need no stinkin filtering).

Wow this beer is a trip to the wild side. And I'm a big fan of that side. The nose is really Bretty and musty. Scents reminiscent of a barn in the fall.

Taste was much more exotic than the nose would suggest. Almost like a big sticky semi strong cheese. The beer clung to the palate as well as a cheese would too. This beer was not that sour(if your looking for a Gueuze like tartness don't come here) however it was very balanced between sweet, sour, and even a bit of saltiness. The sweetness was in the finish as the initial sip is pretty dry. A little bit of caramelly bisquit malts in the back and no hops to speak of.

This beer was a nice addition to the quality and craftsmanship of not only RR but what American beers are and what they are becoming. Good quality beer but is it worth the price tag? You be the judge.

cooch69, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of cavedave
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a cloudy red/brown topped by the briefest skim head, finally almost a bare cap.

Incredible aroma, dark fruity and tart, light funk, silkier yeasty notes, you can really get the currants, not much barrel in the bouquet, a merest hint of wine and vanilla.

Wowwww, what a flavor. these darker fruit notes fit so well with the funkier and more tart aspects, superbly balanced. The sip gets increasingly tart, but the fruit holds it in balance. Never seems vinegary,just a very clean vinous and deep ripe fruit. Finally the funk reappears, perfectly, creating a tart finish that doesn't overpower. As it warms some flowery and herbal notes come in to every of the flavors, and it gets stupidly complex and delicious. Only my tenth highly rated wild ale, Consecration is now my favorite.

Spritzy and bright on tongue, amazingly light on palate for so much flavor, and a finish that makes all other wilds I've tried seem inadequate.

Drinkability is off the charts. If I'd had more wilds under my belt this might have gotten a five

Impression: Sadly a plane ticket will be required for my next taste of this. If you see this get it and try it ferabsolutesherrrr!!.

cavedave, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of readbaron
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a amber color with white head. Not a lot of foam - and it fades quickly. Holding up to the light, you see that it's a deep orange tinged with pink highlights.

Smells great - sour acetic notes dominate, but there is some wine as well and fruit underneath - strawberry, currents - and a bit of wild yeasty funk.

Taste - again sour acetic flavor is strong - like an extreme green apple - then a with a strong wine profile creeps in before finishing with a bitter grape skin taste.

Definitely heavier than temptation and supplication - but perfectly carbonated and pleasantly dry.

readbaron, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of jamie2dope
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 375 bottle courtesy of my buddy Steve on the West Coast (who is drinking Younger as this is being typed). Poured gently in to a Duvel glass, there isn't much heading here, though the color is nice. It is almost Dubbel-ish, coming out a murky rose color. Nose is full of tart fruit, strawberry, raspberry, sour funk, and a hint of dark chocolate. Mild sourness hits the palate at first, with an aftertaste of juicy stone fruit to round things out. Alcohol is nowhere ti be found on this one. Mouthfeel is medium, with the sourness always present, but never overbearing. The balance here is incredible, as is the case with pretty much all RR beers I have tasted. RR makes the wine of the beer world IMO, except more textured and delicious than most wines I have encountered. Russian River, please come to Massachusetts soon. Cheers

jamie2dope, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Hazelnut brown. The color actually reminded me a lot of maple syrup.

S: Shows a lot of effects from the aging in cabernet barrels. Along with the smell of cab, I picked up dark fruit aromas, currants, black cherries, blackberries and a hint of caramel.

T: Jammy with an oaky presence, brett, a nice sour bite, currants, raspberry, black cherry and some of that wonderful cab flavor. This is a wonderful beer and shows absolutely none of its high ABV. Scary drinkable.

notchucknorris, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of levifunk
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - light brown pour. clean clear pour. little head.

s - oak, tart cherry, some booze....but its 10%.

t - tart cherries, tons of oak. More booze than I would like in a Wild, but still very nice.

m - lighter body. very nice carbonation...especially given the high abv.

overall - its not my fav. RR, but its very nice. I just don't think it needs such a high abv. it is very drinkable for a 10% beer though!

levifunk, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of airohead2001
3.55/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part V of epic RR tasting including Tempt, Sancti, Beati, Suppl, and Consec. I've had this one before, but having it at the end of this tasting makes it all the better.

Appearance is dark red with very little head. The smell is bourbon, cherries, vanilla, and raspberries. As good as the smell is, the taste is quite a letdown - lemons, sour grapes, slight biscuit, bitters, and booze; really though, none of these flavors meld into anything too good. The drinkability is fair, but the sourness and the overall blandness of the taste makes one glass of this beer just plenty.

airohead2001, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of washingtonydc
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smuggling isn't known as a noble profession--its operators have been called everything from mules to nerf herders. Yet, as I crossed state lines with a cache of Russian River in tow, I felt more than an adrenaline-fueled thrill--I felt a pentecostal wind sweeping me onward and upward, giving my smuggled Consecration a heavenly imprimatur.

This rush continued once I uncaged and uncorked the 375ml bottle. A thick, luscious, tan head rapidly diminished to nothingness, without a trace of its once mighty presence. I poured it into a tulip glass, its mahogany taking on shades of plum and the beer appeared almost as if it were glowing from within the glass. Consecrated indeed! Its smell put me in a Proustian fit, immediately recalling childhood trips to Napa Vally where I was only allowed to merely smell the corks of the once-full bottles around me. The aroma was strong notes of fresh grapes and strawberries with an undercurrent of oak. Sipping the beer brought forth cherries, plums, and grapes--it was deliciously sour with a backbone of earth (no hiding the bit of brettanomyces in this beer). It finished with a hint of sweet raspberries. Its mouthfeel was a bit sticky, but nicely bodied. It makes for a fine sipping beer--the sort of beer you give a wine drinker who normally scoffs at beer.

Russian River, as is its habit, has deeply impressed me once again. It somehow has mastered the act of transubstantiation--it is able to take a worldly object and transform it into something heavenly, something sacred, indeed, something consecrated.

washingtonydc, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of Trueant1
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

batch 5x 02

deep amber red with a nice thin white head.
Smells of old fermented apples and spice up front. Alcoholic in the nose as well. American wiskey and vanilla come through too.
Sour perfection on the first sip. Deeply sweet and sour! Estreme bitter with an alcoholic bite. Perfect in your face bitter/sour balance!
With such a bitter/sour taste, a nice fizzy champagne like mourthfeel to complement. Works and blends perfect as a result. Try this one, you will want to sip it again and again, than buy
another one to do it all over again!

Trueant1, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of nhindian
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a Russian River '-tion' glass. Bottle provided courtesy of Exiled, thanks Jason!

Batch 004x3

This is really my first foray into the American Wild Ale category, a style quite unique with so much differentiation between the many beers within it. Some could be barnyard funky, some mouth-puckeringly sour. Russian River wilds are renowned for being of the sour variety, and are just frequently referred to as the RR Sours. I got this specific beer a few months ago in a trade and was waiting for a good time to open it, but just decided on a whim to throw it in the fridge today as I pretty much had nothing left waiting for me there. Good enough for me!

A - The cork releases with a huge pop, reassuring me that my caution in holding tight wasn't for naught. Even after just opening it, a slow rising wisp brings aromas of sour cherries. A deliberate pour unleashes a modest 1-finger, almost pure white head that is noisy as hell. Lots of hissing as it sheds some carbonation. Very active head, even after most of it quickly fades away. It reduces to thin, small islands floating on top of the beer, and multiple nucleation points let carbonation quickly rise, hit the surface, and then quickly disperse to the edges of the glass, leaving a nice ring there. The body is pretty normal looking; a dark golden brown amber with great clarity. As the glass empties, there's not much lacing left behind.

S - Moving to the nose, it's very difficult to decipher everything that's going on here. There's a little bit of funk here, but not overwhelmingly so. I can easily tell the cherries are tart and are going to impose a ton of sourness. Some light malts as well. There's something incredibly familiar about this beer but I can't place it for the life of me. Maybe some solvent smells? Not sure but each time I smell I get something different. Smells a bit of wine.

T - After the first sip I'm a bit stunned. In a way that makes me surprised and excited that beer can take so many different shapes and forms and keep bringing new things to the palate. There's so much going on here as well. Sour cherries, blackcurrants, grapes, a bit of oak from the barrels... it's all here. The alcohol is very well hidden as well which could be a blessing or a curse. The solvent note from the smell is back here and lends itself to a bit of a medicinal characteristic. At first the beer is very tart, but as the palate acclimates to it, it becomes a bit easier to drink, yet sometimes I liked to swish it around just to get the puckering sourness back.

M - Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Sourness lingers throughout the whole mouth after drinking this. Great feeling.

D - Drinkability is high. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV, I'm excited that my one of my first entrances into Wilds went over so well. Guess it didn't hurt I went with a pretty solid contender, but I can definitely see myself drinking more of this and even more of the RR sour portfolio.

Also, for some reason, I am getting a vibe of cool forests when drinking this, not exactly sure why, but it's a great, relaxing feeling.

nhindian, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of eagles22
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: One finger head that dimishes quickly with a nice deep dark reddish brown body

Smell: loads of sour cherries and funky oak

Taste: very tart/sour cherries which makes your mouth pucker. Also you get a nice malty and funky backbone on this brew which compeletly hides the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: full body and nice carbonation on this brew

Drinkability:high for 10.00% but if I drink a 750ml bottles im pretty well done.

eagles22, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of mithrascruor
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at O'Brien's, San Diego.

Pours a dark reddish brown color with no head. Aroma full of malts and cherries; slightly sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Dark malt flavor with some nice sour cherry flavor. Medium-bodied with minimal carbonation. Darker than most sours I've had - I like the additional malts here, it works well.

mithrascruor, Jan 30, 2011
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,145 ratings.