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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,581 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,581
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,337
Gots: 1,129 | FT: 80
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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chv

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-16-2014 22:20:22 | More by chv
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Jdubbs1025

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-01-2012 00:31:56 | More by Jdubbs1025
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bobbilance

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-28-2013 07:17:03 | More by bobbilance
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budanoo

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-10-2014 18:18:25 | More by budanoo
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Zilaniz

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 23:44:23 | More by Zilaniz
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BeerSnobsUnited

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from Bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark amber color, beautiful carbonation streams, and yeast floating around. A firm and smooth one finger head until the bottom of glass. Lovely foam streamers left around the glass.

Aroma: More malty than I expected. At first reminded me of a caramel heavy barley wine. Strong sour scent next with strong lemon tones. Dark fruit smell from raisins and prunes.

Taste: Lemon warhead candy, red wine, vanilla from oaky wood. Touch of caramel malt in the back ground. This is probably the best sour I have ever had.

Mouthfeel: Strong sour cringe, with smooth flow. Carbonation is mild and smooth, and a bit astringent in the back. 10% ABV is noticed in the swallow with minor burn

Overall: FANTASTIC! Highly recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 01:38:22 | More by BeerSnobsUnited
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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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duncan9idaho

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is dark amber with small lacing. Head was think on pour. Nose has barnyard, coffee, fruit, and a hint of perfume. Taste was strong sour with hay and fruit flavor finishing with a hint of tannin and bread. Not the most drinkable beer but a 10 ounce pour will do the trick. Excellent!

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2009 23:53:49 | More by duncan9idaho
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RyanHophead

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-13-2014 23:18:41 | More by RyanHophead
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socaltay

California

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is very sour with notes of fruit. The appearance is a brandy color with red hints coming through. The taste is sour, but in the best way possible. It is a perfect example of a wine-barrel aged beer. My favorite sour ale at the moment by far. Hopefully my local store will have some more soon. Russian River Brewing really has their act together with a great variety of top notch beers coming out, I have yet to be disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2011 04:41:00 | More by socaltay
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breughelesque

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-26-2012 21:27:27 | More by breughelesque
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Bosmar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-29-2011 15:21:34 | More by Bosmar
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mriyanto

California

3/5  rDev -33%

03-03-2012 21:28:58 | More by mriyanto
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idrinkbrew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

02-20-2012 19:34:34 | More by idrinkbrew
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aschlax

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

03-29-2012 20:26:39 | More by aschlax
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True0


4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-15-2012 23:00:41 | More by True0
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Drunkonmusic

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-23-2012 02:55:17 | More by Drunkonmusic
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goldieshocks82

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-07-2013 23:51:07 | More by goldieshocks82
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DrinkDANK1

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-20-2013 17:02:55 | More by DrinkDANK1
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BrewliganRich

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-05-2014 19:56:27 | More by BrewliganRich
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SidVicious619

California

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a Tulip Glass that looked like Dark Raspbeery rust with an off white head lacing and some sticky foam. Big fruit nose you wouldn't believe from the currant. notes of tart cherries, esters and red wine. I'm a Gueuze fan so the Sourness hit the spot. Flavors of Sour Cherries, oak, funk and some dry hops is in the background. Feels like a lightly carbonated red wine which made every sip one to remember. Hats off to Russian River!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 05:43:22 | More by SidVicious619
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Jessee

California

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful beer that comes out in a dark purple haze color. The head fades away fast, but leaves a light ring around the edge of the glass. Not a strong nose, but certainly got a little sour fruit (cherries and grapes). The bright taste with the sour finish was wonderful. It was not overpowering, but just perfect in finish. And the flavor kept on for a long time after, causing me to buy another 2. One for aging.

Served in a snifter.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 13:37:15 | More by Jessee
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danield3

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-25-2012 16:56:45 | More by danield3
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manderson952

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

04-10-2012 23:11:47 | More by manderson952
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rangelo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-05-2012 00:07:20 | More by rangelo
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,581 ratings.