Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft during Philly Beer Week, at Via Marconi's Pizza Pub, Hatfield, PA.
Poured into a chalice.

A- Amber brown in color, some ruby highlights. Light tan head, doesn't retain much.

S- A little boozy in smell. Cherry coke and whiskey. Tangy fruit.

T- Tart cherry, a bit of oak, still this faint hint of cola. Lots of tang!

M- Lip-smacking tartness. Rather light in body, so this will hit hard and fast. Semi-dry finish.

O- Really great. So tangy, lots of great flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy dark ruby/brown. Approaching crimson. Fizzy head recedes to nothing within seconds. Inviting, and to be expected from an RR sour.

S: Big Cabernet and wine barrel aromas coupled with slightly acidic macerated dark berries explode from the glass. Notes of vanilla, oak, and sweet malt in the background. Absolutely beautiful nose, smells like an more acidic glass of red wine.

T: Big tart hit fist, but not bracingly so. Tannic cab grapes and blackberries. Sweet malt and a dark fruit character (currants?) round out the flavor. Extremely balanced for an AWA and again lots of emphasis on the wine character.

M: Medium bodied and bone dry, with a very tannic finish. Spritzy carbonation.

O: Just slightly behind supplication for me, but still absolutely world class. I love red wine, so am a little biased, but what Vinnie does with his wine barrels in just unreal.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 5,305 ratings.
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