Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.5/5
World-Class
5,414 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:
#106
Reviews:
1,183
Ratings:
5,414
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,661
Gots:
1,942
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,414 |  Reviews: 1,183
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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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

Photo of rypkr
3.77/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Zero lacing. No detectable alcohol on pour. Incredible nose. Taste is bitter dark fruit, tart, and oxidized. Bottle date is 4-4-16 and all I taste is cardboard. Feel is dry, full, and dry.

Overall I'll skip drinking again.

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Photo of impending
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

A+

at the source. Served a deep cheery purple walnut, beautiful garnet backlit, minor froth minor stay, minor lacing.

intoxicating aroma
outstanding depth, so many nuances you can focus on
plum, sour cherry, oaky, vinous
delicious

the flavor is up to the task promised by the scent
one of the few brews that makes my mouth water while drinking it
all the fruits, tart to perfection, sometimes tobacco

mouth tingling shy of medium

simply fantastic
cheers
jd

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Photo of BUNZILLA
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a oversized sniffter

Appearance : medium dark brown in color. Effervescent carbonation produces a fizzy champagne like head that dissipates quite quickly

Smell : this aroma is hard to describe other than funky goodness.

Taste : great flavor lots of tart fruit and grapes. Sour cherries also provide a nice pucker.The alcohol is not assertive which is surprising given its 10% abv

Mouthfeel : full bodied sour this beer really packs a punch. Champagne like bubbles dance on the tongue.

Overall : overwhelming well done brew. Strangely addictive the more RR sours I have the more I want. The best way to describe this beer is that it is somehow a hybrid of beer/wine/ champagne

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Russian River Brewpub into a snifter

A- Poured an opaque dark brown with ruby highlights with no head, but tiny carbonation bubbles around the top.

S- The aroma was very strong of a cabernet, it was pretty surprising at first, I did not expect the cabernet aroma to be some prominent. Also a nice sweet cherry aroma

T- Strong cabernet taste, strong very sour cherry taste, and dark fruit, and vinegar acidic notes

M- High acidity and very high carbonation, my tongue was in heaven

O- This beer is unlike anything I have had before. The wine characteristics were so prominent and the sourness and acidity of the beer made this a very tasty and memorable beer. This is the first beer my wife has ever enjoyed too, so I was pretty impressed.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 5,414 ratings