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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,903 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,903
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 1,367
Gots: 1,220 | FT: 85
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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4/5  rDev -10.9%

fehrminator, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Gtreid
3.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again, thanks to mrstevens for breaking this one out yesterday. Poured into my CCB snifter.

A: A murky sienna color. The pour dropped a nickel of foamy white head that faded rather quickly and didn't leave much lace.

A: Sour dark fruits, and notes of wood. Red grapes, apples, red wine, and oak. I get a bunch of sour notes, that warn me of what's to come.

T: Yup, this one's sour. Probably the sourest of wilds I have yet to try. More wine and woody oak. Sour dark fruits, cherry, blackberries, apples, and barnyard funk. Finishes rather dry and tart.

M: Medium body, high levels of carbonation. This one has a bit of a bite to it.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is somewhat lower. This one is extremely sour. Overall, I had this one back to back with Supplication, and let me tell you, it dosen't hold a candle. It is a little too sour for my taste, and the oak and wine barrels, while good, didn't do it for me in this brew. I liked it, just didn't love it. Skal.

Gtreid, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of Casey3236
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Casey3236, Oct 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

ncvbc, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Mikkeller tulip. Batch 7 and 375ml bottle

A - Dark, reddish brown with a tiny white head that only sits in the edge. The red is definitely the color you would find in a big red wine. Minimal carbonation and rather clean looking

S - Oak, lemon, wheat grass, and currants. Has a tart, almost sweettarts quality to it.

T - Very tart up front with almost a cherry warhead like quality. As the beer moves, it has lemon and oak that come through. The sour, tartness comes through strong in the finish as well as a slight alcoholic bite

MF - Highly carbonated with a medium body. The carbonation goes well with the tartness and helps the flavors linger on the tongue

O - Very tart sour from Russian River with only a slight funkiness to it. This only really brings the tart was but it is almpmost too tart for me to pick up anything else in it.

jeonseh, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

sludgegnome, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Zonian1, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

hayesjw, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

bschinelli, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

scottyshades, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

ajs4bd, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of JustinMatthew
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at the Russian River & Taco Bonanza into a little chalice.

Pours mahogany in color, barely opaque and no head. Smells delicious.. Slightly vinegar/ tart and sweet. taste is a blast of tart and and mild sweetness. A little vinegar, currants, and slight oak all balanced perfectly. After taste is all oak.. Some vanilla and currants very mild overall. This sour beer leaves me begging for another sip!

JustinMatthew, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Jeffrey2310, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Stum-pub, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

wyatt13, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of seaoflament
4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color with some red highlights when held to the light, a good inch of foam.

Brett and vinegar on the nose, sweet fruits like raisins, caramel malts, vine, a touch of alcohol, oak, some green apples, nectarine, currants, brown sugar. Quite complex. A slight herbal aroma too.

Big currant and grape flavor, leather, and oak. Quite tart and dry on the tongue. Lemon in the finish. A little better once it warms up. Some bitter citrus flavors in the end, a little nutty and toast in the aftertaste.

A bit thin in the middle, would benefit with some more malt dept.

seaoflament, Feb 26, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

aorloski, Jan 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

vissai, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

WVUbrew, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

VaTechHopHead, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Boilerfood, May 26, 2013
Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,903 ratings.