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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

4,419 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,419
Reviews: 1,067
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 1,485
Gots: 1,475 | FT: 112
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008

Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

Pours a red wine like brownish purple hue with a small head. Funky, mildly vinous nose with some wood character and currant fruit. Wine-like, tannic and sour with no alcohol note apparent. Dry and very ripe with a fresh fruit note, the skin of the currant and the Cabernet barrels harmonize wonderfully. A truly nice beer, i was lucky enough to enjoy a little less than half of this bottle and enjoyed every sip thoroughly. This bottle is worth the 25$ charged, share it, for a full 25oz may be a bit much to the tongue.

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On tap at the source – 06/16/2014
Full Belgian Tulip

A: Deep Merlot color body with some dark brown and purplish tones throughout. Fairly opaque and hazed look to it with a thin layer of khaki cream that quickly settles out to a crown. Light swaths and dots of lace are left behind.

S: Grapey and vinous with a suggestion of red wine vinegar underneath. Slightly sweet with some earthy musk coming through. Something mineral there and iron like. Seriously smells like a grape sour candy though. It is quite the delight.

T: The flavors are boldly vinous with Bordeaux grape and some green oaky notes that meld into a refreshingly tart pucker. I get some toned down vinegar qualities and a bit of those earthy mineral deposits in the back. There is a moderate level of bitterness here that works well with the woodsy tannins to dry the beer out in the finish and at 10% ABV this is incredibly well balanced with the alcohol completely disguised. A feat in itself really. Overall just super delicious.

M: Moderately full in body with a nice tartness that puckers the palate. There is a touch of tannic astringency to help dry the finish. Slightly watery overall.

D: An Incredible American Wild. Very bold in flavors with a great red wine influence. Yet incredibly well balanced and easy to drink. Nice and tart without much funkiness to it. I actually prefer Consecration over the Supplication.

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A: Dark reddish brown with a thin head and just a little bit of retention

S: Wow, that smells tart and vinous; grapes, currants, black pepper, apples, vinegar; this smells so awesome

T: Wow, such a delicious and sour beer with loads of grapes, red wine, oak, black pepper, currants, red wine vinegar, apples, mmm

F: Medium body and sticky

O: This is a magnificent beer--sour but so complex and the wine barrels play so well off the tart currants; so damn good

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,419 ratings.