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:
#170
Reviews:
1,191
Ratings:
5,457
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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4.3/5  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%
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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
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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

Photo of Harrison8
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby-burgundy with a light fog. Head formation is nearly non-existent. Aroma is grapes, currants and oak all layered over a lactic acid sourness. Very straight forward, and focused. Flavor profile is grapes, black currants, oak, toffee and toasted and nutted malts. While it starts with sweet fruit, it ends with a lactic sour twist that lingers on the tongue for a long while after each sip. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a smooth, glossy texture. Overall, a very good sour that mixes fruits well with an underlying and unmistakable sourness.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 375mL bottle. Bottled 6/17/15, consumed 9/9/18.

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3.95/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Leather, oak, funk, dark fruit, leather, sour stout, leather, acidity, and more leather. Almost as though the a sweaty leather strap soaked in the bottle for a while. It's on the verge of being astringent and bitter and to me the leather overwhelms everything else this beer has to offer. Kind of disappointed in my first RR beer.

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

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3.17/5  rDev -29.4%
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

7/19/18...on tap at Monks in Philadelphia. Tulip glass pour. Dark mahogany brown. Low foam. Still. Currants cherries and oak in the nose. Light sour, heavy wood. Mellow and sneaky boozy. Lots of wood. Cabernet all throughout. Fantastic.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5,457 ratings