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:
5,313
Reviews:
1,167
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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1,662
Gots:
1,909
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Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Well you cant knock color, red, light carbonation and clear.
S-clear brett and cranberry fruit smells
T- much more tart than I expected. The fruit balances nicely but it does seem a little harsh. The bacteria comes through but it com9letely covers up the belgian yeast strain it starts with.
O- A must have for a sour lover, not a great introductory sour. Ill take any bottle up for grabs, it sucks.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had two bottles from batch 006, IIRC, I had them for 25 months. One bottle went to a share this past Saturday, one I enjoyed with my wife.

A- Reddish brown color with a fluffy head. The head is off-white with some red-wine staining. It fades quickly to a ring. Lots of bubbly carbonation, no lacing.

S- Cabernet wine, oak woodiness, leather, and earthiness.

T- Cabernet, sour yeast, spicy, dark fruit and earthiness.

M- Lots of full body masculinity. Very tart with tingly carbonation. Dry finish with lingering flavor.

O- This could be the beer that launches me into more and more sour drinking.

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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 07 18 13
Drank 01 24 14

Down the middle pour brings forth a thick off-white foam that quickly fizzles down to nothing. Deep burnt orange body when held to the light that is filled with carbonation zinging all around.

The aroma is full of the souring bacteria, gets a little funky, currant, and cherry. Comes off like an Oud Bruin.

Plenty of fruitiness comes off with currant, red grape, and tart apple. The oak from the Cabernet barrels comes out slightly. Nice little musty funk hangs out at the end. No hint of the 10%.

Fairly smooth medium body. Medium tartness on the palate. Finishes dry.

Nicely balanced for such a big sour beer. Really well done beer that has great Cab qualities imparted into it.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 5,313 ratings.
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