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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at Capone's, pours a clear dark red-amber with beige head. Aroma is reminiscent of balsamic vinegar and ripe wine. The taste is tart as expected from the nose, not as sour as some Oud Bruin, but RR Supplication, but still good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Tulip glass with a really thin head that quickly disappears. The beer is a rich amber color.

Aroma is definitely unique. You can definitely smell the sour yeast and the wine aroma from the aging, an interesting yet beautiful combination.

The taste is a bit of a shock for those not familiar with sour ales. You instantly feel the pucker and the sides of your cheeks being sucked in. This quickly fades to the dry flavor of Cabernet while the sour lingers on the palate. I like the concept, but I'm not 100% sold on the flavor. I know it is a sour ale, but the sour is a little overpowering of the really good wine backing.

The mouth feel is a little bubbly. I think this would work better with a little less carbonation.

A good beer, but not one I am inclined to drink regularly.

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Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5,344 ratings
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