Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

5,330 Ratings

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

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This is batch 8 which I believe was bottled early/mid 2012 so has a couple years on it.

Appearance: Pours a medium-dark red/brown and leaves a hint of off-white head that fizzles away in an instant, to nothing.

Smell: Big cabernet, oak, grapes, currants, vinegar, some funk, leather. Really big red wine influence here, but softer.

Taste: Leather, cabernet, oak, currants, sour cherries, grapes, lemon, vinegar. Finishes fairly dry. Very complex, and a really nice experience.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium, very wine-like body. Finishes a tad dry but the alcohol is really well masked for 10%. Really smooth.

Overall: Really well done beer, and the age has done wonders. Many cabernet qualities, but much softer and a little funk. Really an excellent drinking experience.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Nice head that quickly disappears. Small bubbles line the rim of the glass. Dark mahogany color.

S: Incredible. Ive had this many times and I look forward to the aroma just as much as the flavor. Its sour, tart, tangy, winey, dark grapes, cherries and berries.

T: This is a full-on pucker face sour bomb. Its red wine, cherries, oak and vanilla deliciousness.

M: Full, carbonated, tingly, explosive. Like pop rocks candy.

O: My favorite sour as the interplay between the intense tang/funk/fruit/oak is just perfect.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 5,330 ratings
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