Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.49/5
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5,402 Ratings
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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:
#122
Reviews:
1,182
Ratings:
5,402
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,661
Gots:
1,932
Trade:
135
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 5,402 |  Reviews: 1,182
Photo of grapeshops
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gggggr7
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very complex for a sour. Almost tastes like wine

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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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4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taster at brewery. Dark amber with small ring of head. Soft, fruity aroma, Brett. Taste is smooth and sweet, mildly tart. Subdued, but complex. This is what sours should be. Simple and clean, approachable.

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4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
3.86/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let me first say I don't like sours but I'm trying to see if I can develop a taste for them. This review more reflects my particular taste of the style than where this beer fits inside the style. This is a nicely complex beer and I would recommend to anyone who likes sour ales.

Bottled 3/27/2017

Color is beautiful, dark brown orange, head is whispy and dissipated quickly. Smell is very complex and interesting, definitely enticing. The taste is complex as well, hints of oak, fruit from the currant slightly citrusy balsamic vinegar, some malty bread character but dominated in the middle and end with sour, tart funk. The mouth feel is very carbonated which comes from the bottle conditioning. It's makes it extra bubbly but also nearly insubstantial on the palate and fills your stomach like a stressed balloon. I feel more full than I should.

Overall I like the complexity but still have a hard time accepting the sour funk from the wild yeast. I'm not really sure why someone wants to subject themselves to it, but I'm hopeful I can develop a taste over time or at least find a beer I'm more in tune with.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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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4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5,402 ratings