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
Ratings:
5,311
Reviews:
1,167
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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1,662
Gots:
1,909
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes. Mahogany color with beige head. Aroma is really fruit forward with the currants making me think of blackcurrant wine. Also some caramel and wood notes. Taste is sweet with fruits and caramel notes at first but gets intensely sour and acidic on the finish and aftertaste. You can get a bit of warming alcohol too. Really nice fruit profile and complex taste.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark amber color with a quickly dissipating thin fizzy white head. No lacing. The aroma starts off with a thin white grape/vinous overlay to some dark fruits, currants. Sly amount of dark chocolate. The flavor yields to the tartness first. And then sharpens against a nice vinous quality coming from a dry woody edge. Dark chocolate seems a bit more scaled back. Quick vinous sweet to dry dark fruity aftertaste. No finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an appropriate carbonation to it, medium strength without letting acidity to get too tough on the feel. Overall, nicely done American Wild ale using wine barrel to be the sour. Thanks Paul.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 5,311 ratings.
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