Consecration | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.5/5
World-Class
5,366 Ratings
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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:
#100
Reviews:
1,176
Ratings:
5,366
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,657
Gots:
1,924
Trade:
134
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Ratings: 5,366 |  Reviews: 1,176
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Hatzilla
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown, mostly clear body, head settles quickly. Smells sour and funky. Tastes sour and has nice notes of currants and Cabernet Sauvignon. Palate is alive and bubbly. Overall much better than the first time I tried this 3 years ago. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, tawny-amber color with a bubbly eggshell colored head. Average retention and spotty lace.

Smells of lemonheads and cherry clan like most of RR sours but this is heavier on the cherry side. A touch or tart Chardonnay as well.

Taste is much different than the other RR sours and opposes the nose. Quite the variation of flavor ranging from Chardonnay and wet horse blanket to mildly tart cherries and finishing with a dry wheat like character.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Pretty dry yet fairly tacky.

Overall this is far better than I thought it'd be. Not bad.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 5,366 ratings
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