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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,233 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,233
Reviews: 1,049
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,427
Gots: 1,338 | FT: 95
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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4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/22/13.

Pours a translucent reddish dark brown. The 1/4 inch off-white head quickly disappears completely and leaves very faint spots of lace.

The smell is of barnyard funk, assorted dark fruits and faint alcohol.

The taste is of tart currant, dark grapes and unripe cherries.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation.

An amazing sour brown ale with delicious tart dark fruit aromas and flavors with Cabernet Sauvignon accents. World class.

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2.88/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

A- Consecration pours a gorgeous, deep, ruby red. The head is a slightly tan color but it goes away just as quickly as its poured.

S- Just like its counterpart, Supplication, the wine barrel aging plays a big roll in the smell. Dark, rich, wine notes come through first giving way to the currents added to the mix.

T- Wow. Incredibly sour yet a bit of sweet mellowing on the back end. What a dry taste as well. Cherries, currents, and event an interesting malty sweetness going on.

M- Absolutely no head yet an interesting, effervescent feel to it. Fuller bodied than Supplication yet just as easily drinkable. Still can't get over how dry it is as well. It's in perfect balance.

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4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice from a 1.5 year old bottle. Smelled very "champagney" and tasted the same. I was expecting it to be a bit more tart and sour but it wasn't. It was almost too balanced which unfortunately I do not like as much with wild ales. Still was outstanding though just not what I thought it was going to be.

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,233 ratings.