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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,563 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,563
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,332
Gots: 1,120 | 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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Ratings: 3,563 | Reviews: 1,024 | Display Reviews Only:
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cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-03-2014 04:30:09 | More by cd34
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daron7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-03-2014 00:46:51 | More by daron7
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft during Philly Beer Week, at Via Marconi's Pizza Pub, Hatfield, PA.
Poured into a chalice.

A- Amber brown in color, some ruby highlights. Light tan head, doesn't retain much.

S- A little boozy in smell. Cherry coke and whiskey. Tangy fruit.

T- Tart cherry, a bit of oak, still this faint hint of cola. Lots of tang!

M- Lip-smacking tartness. Rather light in body, so this will hit hard and fast. Semi-dry finish.

O- Really great. So tangy, lots of great flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2014 17:42:04 | More by BWED
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HighLowJack

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-02-2014 15:35:33 | More by HighLowJack
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eihei_dogen

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2014 06:45:29 | More by eihei_dogen
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Brian_Holter

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2014 01:23:38 | More by Brian_Holter
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-01-2014 12:27:56 | More by Schlafly33
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suckaj


5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-01-2014 12:05:22 | More by suckaj
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TNeedles

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-01-2014 05:30:14 | More by TNeedles
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-01-2014 04:06:13 | More by Beervana
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-01-2014 02:21:58 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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JIMMER

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-30-2014 04:25:15 | More by JIMMER
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-30-2014 02:35:13 | More by ccurrid
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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2014 02:12:33 | More by sliks96
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DogfishJoe

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-30-2014 01:38:40 | More by DogfishJoe
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Geobus

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-30-2014 00:06:45 | More by Geobus
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Bingee

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-29-2014 23:17:29 | More by Bingee
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jayluf

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-29-2014 20:47:50 | More by jayluf
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Corbin19


5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-29-2014 19:34:33 | More by Corbin19
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MrBoh

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-29-2014 05:20:39 | More by MrBoh
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More_betterness

California

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy dark ruby/brown. Approaching crimson. Fizzy head recedes to nothing within seconds. Inviting, and to be expected from an RR sour.

S: Big Cabernet and wine barrel aromas coupled with slightly acidic macerated dark berries explode from the glass. Notes of vanilla, oak, and sweet malt in the background. Absolutely beautiful nose, smells like an more acidic glass of red wine.

T: Big tart hit fist, but not bracingly so. Tannic cab grapes and blackberries. Sweet malt and a dark fruit character (currants?) round out the flavor. Extremely balanced for an AWA and again lots of emphasis on the wine character.

M: Medium bodied and bone dry, with a very tannic finish. Spritzy carbonation.

O: Just slightly behind supplication for me, but still absolutely world class. I love red wine, so am a little biased, but what Vinnie does with his wine barrels in just unreal.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 21:28:11 | More by More_betterness
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JedMarshall

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-28-2014 21:01:19 | More by JedMarshall
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HopsNSours


5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-28-2014 04:12:51 | More by HopsNSours
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottled on 02/11/2014

A: Dark brown, almost crimson. 2 finger head when poured. Thin bit of it remains during the 30 min I spend drinking it. Nice stuff.

S: Tart cherries, dark grapes. Some notes of Cab and oak. I've probably put my stupid nose in this thing 50 times already. Wow.

T: Puckering sour on the front of the tongue, but in no way overbearing. Light malt backbone and those Cab flavors come through. A fantastic, complex sour.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation. Almost impossible to tell this is 10% ABV.

O: Probably the best sour I've had to date. Incredible.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 00:25:52 | More by hoppytobehere
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djjolt

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

06-27-2014 22:27:26 | More by djjolt
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,563 ratings.