Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.49/5
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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:
#122
Reviews:
1,181
Ratings:
5,401
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,661
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1,933
Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks dagsy for the amazing extra

Pours a deep ruby with soda like off white head. Smells like vinagar with some fruity tones. Tastes like tart plums and blackberries with a little bit of oak and a slight alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is light with fairly high carbonation. I had this beer years ago and hated it but I think I just got a bad bottle...this was very suprising.

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4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got the last of these available at my local bottle shop. I was super pumped as I had heard so much about it.

So I was a little disappointed when I first tasted it. The cherries were great but that weird wine after taste just didn't fit. As the beer warmed in my hand, the flavors started to meld. By the end, the beer was closer to 50/55 degF and the flavors which seemed so disparate were working together. And I was wishing I had another.

I don't know what temp RussiannRiver suggests to drink this, but if/when I drink this again, I will start closer to the temp I drink wine. It made a world of difference to me.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5,401 ratings