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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,723
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1,340
Gots: 1,164 | 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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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%

375ml bottle poured into a oversized sniffter

Appearance : medium dark brown in color. Effervescent carbonation produces a fizzy champagne like head that dissipates quite quickly

Smell : this aroma is hard to describe other than funky goodness.

Taste : great flavor lots of tart fruit and grapes. Sour cherries also provide a nice pucker.The alcohol is not assertive which is surprising given its 10% abv

Mouthfeel : full bodied sour this beer really packs a punch. Champagne like bubbles dance on the tongue.

Overall : overwhelming well done brew. Strangely addictive the more RR sours I have the more I want. The best way to describe this beer is that it is somehow a hybrid of beer/wine/ champagne

01-01-2012 04:39:56 | More by BUNZILLA
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-10-2013 02:32:08 | More by jarrgal
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-03-2014 01:34:16 | More by Lucnifter
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marct

Nevada

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-11-2011 00:01:59 | More by marct
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fthegiants

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-20-2014 02:16:16 | More by fthegiants
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-05-2014 22:07:20 | More by July2Nov
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birdsellam

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.6%

01-09-2013 17:12:38 | More by birdsellam
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

08-02-2013 05:22:08 | More by HopsintheSack
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.7%

09-02-2013 20:22:35 | More by Boston_Steve
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cyrushire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-30-2014 06:27:28 | More by cyrushire
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Unchi

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-17-2013 16:23:02 | More by Unchi
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Rado

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-23-2013 17:53:59 | More by Rado
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-15-2011 18:35:38 | More by Diomede
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-09-2013 13:40:03 | More by DSlim71
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MrVonzipper

California

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours a clear, tawny-amber color with a bubbly eggshell colored head. Average retention and spotty lace.

Smells of lemonheads and cherry clan like most of RR sours but this is heavier on the cherry side. A touch or tart Chardonnay as well.

Taste is much different than the other RR sours and opposes the nose. Quite the variation of flavor ranging from Chardonnay and wet horse blanket to mildly tart cherries and finishing with a dry wheat like character.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Pretty dry yet fairly tacky.

Overall this is far better than I thought it'd be. Not bad.

12-06-2012 10:53:29 | More by MrVonzipper
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afksports

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 15:43:14 | More by afksports
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-26-2013 09:53:17 | More by CarolinaKev
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

01-25-2013 01:38:43 | More by 1424IpA
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-05-2012 13:28:32 | More by stevec32
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510a

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-19-2013 01:39:38 | More by 510a
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.7%

01-17-2014 02:02:47 | More by Hendrick24
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4%

A: Pours a deep dark ruby red with some mahogany mixed in. A one finger tan foam head that dissipates slowly. Ample amounts of carbonations.

S: Lots of dark fruit, plums, raisin, cherries, currants/black berries, leather and dark tannins. Reminds me of a 'red wine' smell to it.

T: The cherry flavor to me is the most predominant. The cherry flavor is slightly on the tart side. Good amounts of oak and currants as well.

M: Leaves a dry tartness on the palate, similar to red wine.

D: I was one and done with this beer, not because it is bad, because it wasn't. The higher ABV made this beer a one and done for me.

11-09-2009 13:47:29 | More by IronCitySteve
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured into a tulip. Nice clear ruby dark red color. A small off white head is here. Not much lacing at all.

Nice aroma of plum. There is just a bit of sweetness to balance out the tart aroma.

The flavor mimics the aroma almost exactly. There sour flavor is nicely balanced here, allowing for a nice malt flavor to shine through. The complexity of the plum flavors are nicely accompanied by a bit of spiciness.

The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is softer than a lot of other wild ales (because of the relatively high ABV). This is very good, but not one of my favorites from Russian River. Still, this gives a unique flavor that one can't find elsewhere. I still look forward to trying this one again (hopefully soon).

12-21-2010 05:39:37 | More by andrewinski1
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MiScusi

California

4.47/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a Chimay chalice at Hollingshead's Deli.

There is nothing glamorous about this beer's appearance. It's murky maroon'ish brown looking but there's nothing really off putting about it either, hence it's fine. What my nose and tongue pick up is a very sour cherry-like presence. This is followed by a dry tannic finish, very woody. The high alcohol is not really noticeable and the mouthfeel is a pretty light consistency. This beer is so easy to drink it's dangerous at 10%.

02-11-2009 06:19:22 | More by MiScusi
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sukwonee

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.6%

03-02-2012 05:55:27 | More by sukwonee
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
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