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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4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampled in a goblet from a 375ml bottle purchased while on business in the bay area.

A - Reddish brown and hazy with a limited head. Lots of bubbles but no accumulation.

S - Lots of sour cherries.

T - A very sour and tart start with a vinous finish. Great complexity. The sourness and the wine notes play off and compliment each other. The 10% alcohol is barely noticeable.

M - A mouthpuckering bite and a carbonation that delivers and disperses the flavors nicely.

D - Complex and addicting. I love this beer.

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

Bottle poured into a tulip
Batch# 013113

A- Pours hazy amber brown with no head at all. Lots of visible carbonation. Some alcohol legs.

S- Sours cherries. Oak. Wheat. Lemongrass. Dark fruit. An impressive nose on this brew.

T- An intense sourness unlike any other. A very puckering beer. A big hay flavor sweeps over this beer, A herbal, grassy flavor to it. A sour cherry flavor to this beer, maybe a little plum and fig as well. This beer is almost like biting into a lemon, a lot of lemon flavor. A great barrel flavor as well, a touch of oak. Imagine a sour champagne. Hides the 10% well

M- Sour as hell. Strong in terms of alcohol feel. An intense beer.

O- This is a fantastic Beer. Strong, and really gives force to the term "sour". A delightfully complex and unique beer.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 5,291 ratings.
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