Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.

Added by Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#174
Reviews:
1,191
Ratings:
5,463
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
1,667
Gots:
1,950
Trade:
135
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4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dishficks
4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tart, slight vinegar, herbal, some currant fruitiness and dry red wine barrel, dark caramel malt

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Photo of gbiello
4.02/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KShophead
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BerryKumquat
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dirtyjerk
3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopBelT
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1 year ago.

Pours deep ruby red with a short-lived head.

The nose is strawberry, black cherry, green apple, and rose petals.

The taste is cherry, grape, balsamic, some green olive, and dry barrel.

The mouthfeel is medium minus, made taut by the barrel. Not as sour as expected. Tastes like a mature Cabernet.

Overall, complex and tasty.

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4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle

Oak forward nose with a lot of vanillins. Very vinous with a lot of cab-sauv, which the currants meld with seamlessly. Notes of cocoa and spice cake too. Taste is more spice cake forward, but with a nice layer of baryard funk and phenol too. Vinous again with a big cab sauv character. Currant tartness manifests toward the end. Big and round cab sauv feel, but with gentle carbonation too. Toasty, oaky, and nutty with cocoa blooming on the finish. Great.

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4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5,463 ratings