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:
#100
Reviews:
1,176
Ratings:
5,366
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,657
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1,924
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Ratings: 5,366 |  Reviews: 1,176
Photo of amesetz
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought this one kinda drunkenly at City Beer store in SF. Made it back to Chico, with a little bit of turbulence... BUT... I'm glad I finally bought and tried one. No head retention but such a balanced out flavor. Low to moderate acidity. I also love the super distinct wood notes in RR's beers. I could drink a lot of this and probably will next time I'm in Santa Rosa or Windsor. Cheers!

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Photo of jtadams69
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was a bit taken aback at how thick this beer is - thick sours generally feel syrupy or cloying to me, but Consecration just felt full and rich. The wine barrels add a ton of complexity and dimension to the beer. The nose is beautiful and delicious, and I couldn't help but drink it fairly quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed this with some spicy Thai red curry - it was an excellent pairing.

Wonderful beer!

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Photo of Afeo
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigZ2214
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TCOlson
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dooleymon
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WRXSTV
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark, Sour and fantastic. Aromas of dark fruit and berries tingle the nose as it pours into glass

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottle, taster flight at Wades Wines in Westlake, CA.

Pours with almost no head, a deep burgundy color tinged with rust brown.

A subtler aroma than the 2013 Supplication, but there are a lot of red wine qualities with currants and cranberry becoming very noticeable and pairing with aromas of oak as well.

Similar to the aromas but more potent. Apple, cranberry, and oak come through for me, but overall it’s a lot of dried fruits that come together so well. Subtler hints of red wine and tobacco come through as well. An impressive 10%.

Subtle, sharp, seltzery carbonation. Thin body, tart and funky.

Arguably my favorite sour from RR. Supplication is hard to beat, but this 2014 batch of Consecratjon might take the cake.

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 3/27/17. Pours a brownish-red with a finger of tan head that fades fast, leaving zero lace.
Aroma is grape must, wine, fruit, a touch of funk and a hint of vinegar and currant jam.
Taste is deep and layered. Tart grapes, red wine, oak, slight vinegar, dark cherry, spice, tobacco and a bit of grape jelly sweetness.
Mouth is medium and bubbly.

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Photo of JLS06
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mxsluis
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.64/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spoild
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaneb818
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had with a year of age on this one.

L -- Pours a moderately hazed deep nectarine/ruby body with an average sized off-white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing
S -- Grapey musk, apple, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, tamari, and funk
T -- Super oaky and winey. Getting some hints of apple cider vinegar, currant, cherry, and dark roasty malts
F -- Like with Supplication, the mouthfeel is lightly fluffy and smooth drinking. The sourness is obviously there (a little more than with Supp), but its not overbearing
O -- High ABV wilds can be pretty..... wild! But this one finds a nice medium between the maltiness of a high ABV dark ale and the crazy funkiness that makes it what it is. Better without the bottom sediment mixed in

88/100

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 5,366 ratings
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