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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,984 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,984
Reviews: 1,042
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,380
Gots: 1,251 | FT: 85
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Goldfishman, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of BeerZombies1
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American wild ale
10% ABV

APPEARANCE: Gorgeous colors in this beer. Deep ruby mahogany, with a burnt orange rim variation. Little to no head with very light lacing.

AROMA: Nice and sour fruit right away. The Cabernet barrel explodes with notes of oak, currants, black cherry jam some barnyard funk rounds it out.

TASTE: Very tart lots of green apples which I didn't get on the nose. Fades rather quickly into the currant and cherries. Definitely getting that Cabernet flavors and nice oakiness.

MOUTHFEEL: Oddly enough without having a head on the beer there is a lot of prickly carbonation. Medium bodied slight oily feel maybe due to the Cabernet barrels.

OVERALL: Great, easily approachable sour. Wine drinkers will really appreciate the complex flavor profiles. Thoroughly enjoyed this, I think sharing the bottle was the way to go. The high ABV is hidden well and makes it almost to easy to drink.

RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!

BeerZombies1, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

planbee, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

allouez86, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

nsheehan, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

BridgieT, Mar 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

ianroodt, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the brewery. Poured to a Ynibroue tulip glass. This one pours dark reddish purple with a hint of brown and a one finger off white head that dissipates quickly in a fizzy furry.. Aroma is strong vinous cabernet notes, sour vinegar, black cherry and other fruits. Flavor is a beautiful medley of dark cherries and sour vinegar, some bold wine like notes, other fruits, and a bit of booze intermingled with oak on the back end. Super tart and sour with nearly spritzy high carbonation. Heavy bodied and a big beer that can probably sneak up on you. Good stuff.

BMMillsy, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

kflah41, Mar 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

halfbarrelbrew, Mar 04, 2014
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,984 ratings.