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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,764 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,764
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,346
Gots: 1,179 | 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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deonreds

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-06-2013 10:18:23 | More by deonreds
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -10%

Bottle dated 071813

A: Pours a beautiful dark ruby red. Tall and short lived fizzy tan head. Head fades out very quickly as mentioned, with nary a speck of lacing in sight. Decent retention at least, oddly enough.

S: Very fruity - berry-like mostly. Not very sour, just a little tart red wine and some leathery and oaky tannins. Currants are there but very subtle.

T: Okay, definitely more sour in the flavor. Lots of tart berries up front (presumably the currants). Not super vinegary but a very distinct underripe sour fruit flavor. Mild and tart red wine adds to the affect in the middle and also adds some complexity. Not a whole lot of oak, just a little bit of dryness in the aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly medium bodied, light and dry for 10% ABV.

O: Big sour fruits in this one. No major acetone, vinegar or even the typical citric acid. Just mouth puckering sour fruits. Very interesting. Big, sharp, bold flavors throughout. Almost no sweetness, all tartness with a drying aftertaste. Pretty unusual for a 10% ABV beer of any style. I'm not a huge fan of wine barrel beers but this is still a quality brew.

12-06-2013 05:46:49 | More by Dope
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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-06-2013 05:37:50 | More by booyahachieved3
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BeerTrader57

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2013 02:42:47 | More by BeerTrader57
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parris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2013 02:16:49 | More by parris
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wpqx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-05-2013 21:42:35 | More by wpqx
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henskejk

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2013 20:14:01 | More by henskejk
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BittEER

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-04-2013 03:01:55 | More by BittEER
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mendonza

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-04-2013 02:44:43 | More by mendonza
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ha-sheem

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Tirefan

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2013 01:57:17 | More by Tirefan
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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christoph28

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-03-2013 02:53:36 | More by christoph28
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jrhottle

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-02-2013 20:16:41 | More by jrhottle
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

12-02-2013 03:50:35 | More by Hophead717
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UcDru

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-01-2013 02:58:48 | More by NooseJustice
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lowfatevan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-01-2013 02:55:10 | More by lowfatevan
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-01-2013 01:23:19 | More by creepinjeeper
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zestd

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

11-29-2013 06:20:49 | More by zestd
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bcerv-ca

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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johntfox

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,764 ratings.