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:
5,291
Reviews:
1,164
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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1,661
Gots:
1,907
For Trade:
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Ratings: 5,291 |  Reviews: 1,164
Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeaOfShells
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of IPAFan521
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clemskis
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Photo of mrbubbler
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of pdoran10
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep ruby brown with very little head and no lacing.

Smell is plum, vinegar, date, sour, and musty. I will preface my ratings by mentioning that the dark fruits used in this sour are not my favorite flavors in general.

taste is dates, sour acidity, old basement mustiness, dark fruits really shine through in the flavor, more so than most fruits do in most sours and lambics I have had. Fig and date notes really hold up well and balance the sour.

Mouthfeel is dry with suprisingly high lively carbonation based on the little head.

Very drinkable and refreshing. Strong flavors, but very pleasant and unique flavor profile. I want more!

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Photo of jmhart
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of pugartheterrible
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Camel242000
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of motoxrdr21
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Renegrenade
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gfunk1121
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of nsheehan
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DallasK
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolive
5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mhatters
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at TJs a few weeks back, from my notes:

Pours a ruby color, no real head slight amounts of bubbles forming

The nose has hints of bourbon, woodiness (oak), and a bit of vinegary funkiness, but in a subtle way

The flavor has dark fruits, some acid, and a great backing of funkiness

The acid ensures a crisp dry finish, really nice on the tongue, warm and very pleasant.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of joesc230
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BSW
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cooper925
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Jlu73183
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of rumorsofsurf
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 5,291 ratings.
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