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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,721 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,721
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,340
Gots: 1,163 | FT: 84
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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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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Roguer

Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -7.1%

Pours a half finger of quickly-fading beige head, leaving a nice thin rim. Brew is a lighter, nutty brown; almost clear brown on the pour, but a solid, strongly translucent reddish-brown in the glass. Lacing is basically nonexistent.

Sweet yeast, wild funkiness, and a tart sour are all present: very complex. Difficult to identify many individual aromas: grapes, dark fruit, and wild yeast are most prevalent, with a slightly sweet and cheesy funkiness at the end.

Immediately sour, with a tartness that maintains throughout the experience. The cheese funk comes into play on the back-end. Red grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon are very apparent. There's a very light sweetness present, but the sour flavor is by far the most powerful and overwhelming.

Medium to thin mouthfeel, but with a nice oily residue. The tartness makes it difficult to drink this particularly fast, despite the mouthfeel. Slight sting; the sourness doesn't quite make me pucker, but it does wake up the taste buds throughout my mouth. Noticeable foaming.

I don't have a ton of experience with sours, although I've had a few wild ales. This is exceptionally well crafted and smooth. It might not be the most accessible sour or wild ale, as it's definitely not an intro beer, but it's so well made, it should be enjoyable even to novices (like me).

Thanks to JayORear for this trade!

11-17-2013 23:58:09 | More by Roguer
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Morockm

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-17-2013 23:01:00 | More by Morockm
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twloco

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-17-2013 22:27:05 | More by twloco
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impending

California

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%

A+

at the source. Served a deep cheery purple walnut, beautiful garnet backlit, minor froth minor stay, minor lacing.

intoxicating aroma
outstanding depth, so many nuances you can focus on
plum, sour cherry, oaky, vinous
delicious

the flavor is up to the task promised by the scent
one of the few brews that makes my mouth water while drinking it
all the fruits, tart to perfection, sometimes tobacco

mouth tingling shy of medium

simply fantastic
cheers
jd

11-17-2013 00:54:57 | More by impending
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California

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.6%

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Washington

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New York

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Washington

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California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-14-2013 02:41:25 | More by caverog
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,721 ratings.