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:
#114
Reviews:
1,178
Ratings:
5,381
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5,381 |  Reviews: 1,178
Photo of derkfromwi
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 007 Poured into wine glass

A: Thin white head that disappears quickly, reddish orange-brown color, decent to good carbonation,

S: Cab sauv, black currants, lemon zest, vinegar, funkiness

T: Spices, tart and sour, tabacco, black currants, Cab, earthy and funky

M: Full-bodied, good prickly carbonation, smooth, good aftertaste

O: Very good stuff, a very drinkable sipper sour

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of wellsnb
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jcb7472
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of SveNss0N
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Modernrickk
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmulebarn
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Jimmys
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle into tulip. bottled on 09.14.12.

A: clear. beautiful bright mahogany brown hue. slightly off-white head has fantastic retention. lacing however is non-existent.

S: lactic acid. I can feel the acid burn in my nose. impressive. lots of barn. fruity, red grapes in particular.

T: super vinous, tart, acidic. finish has plenty of unfertmented sugars that try to sweeten this massive sour bomb out, with limited success. some dark fruit flavors. little bit of ethanol. after the acid dissipates, there is a slight cereal linger, which is a little surprising seeing as the b

M: a lively carb on a medium/full body. I say medium just cause of how much it has dried out, however knocks you as a 10%'er though.

D: a nice treat of a wild here. so much acidity, the bacteria really went nuts on all this sugar producing vinous tart flavors and aromas by the boatload. would have been nice to have an aged version to do a side-by-side. maybe next time.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark ruby with ample bubbles into my Russian River glass. A little bit of light brown head at first, fading after a few seconds.

Tart smell with lots of sour cherry and a little bit of the red wine barrel present. A little musty brett blanket as well.

Taste follows although it's not quite as sour as I would expect from the nose. Lots of deep red wine characteristics. Heavy oak, dark fruits and a little leather along with a musty brett presence.

Medium mouthfeel and carb.

Great sour although I still prefer Supplication. If you are a red wine fan as well as a wild fan, this will up your alley.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of drone
3.99/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codynevels
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of retry4z
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not too sour, but with a complex yet drinkable profile. Dark appearance.

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Photo of brycevolk
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of WickedBeer
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
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 Goblinmunkey7
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 005x2F. Thanks to Arbitrator for the bottle and to angrybabboon for sharing it.

Appearance: Pours a relatively clear garnet with some deeper brown hues. Head is off-white and drops to a small bubbly collar in short order. Minimal carbonation. Deep reds.

Smell: Big hit of wine. Cabernet jumps and drops a big grape/wine punch. That distinct Russian River level of lactic sour. Some nice leather and dark cherry as well. Mild citric backing. Some vinegar as well. Oak and a big floral hit. Almost chocolatey at times. Some underlying malty sweetness.

Taste: Massive oak. Sherry, Cabernet, and some cider vinegar. Acetic with a nice level of citric and lactic sour. Mild funkiness builds as the beer warms. Some nice grass and some caramel sweetness mild chocolate is masked by a bigger punch of leather and dark fruit. Tart cherry. Oak. Woody with a mild dampness. Tart.

Mouthfeel: Minimal carbonation laced through a nice, smooth body. Lingering tart dryness.

Overall: Great. A nice blend of sour and sweet and wine.

I've tried this several times. The old bottles are insane. So complex and interesting. The newer bottles are great as well, but they push a lot more acetic and tart. Not a bad thing, just a thing.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5,381 ratings