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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
Ranking:
#100
Reviews:
1,171
Ratings:
5,350
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,661
Gots:
1,917
Trade:
133
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Ratings: 5,350 |  Reviews: 1,171
Photo of BUNZILLA
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a oversized sniffter

Appearance : medium dark brown in color. Effervescent carbonation produces a fizzy champagne like head that dissipates quite quickly

Smell : this aroma is hard to describe other than funky goodness.

Taste : great flavor lots of tart fruit and grapes. Sour cherries also provide a nice pucker.The alcohol is not assertive which is surprising given its 10% abv

Mouthfeel : full bodied sour this beer really packs a punch. Champagne like bubbles dance on the tongue.

Overall : overwhelming well done brew. Strangely addictive the more RR sours I have the more I want. The best way to describe this beer is that it is somehow a hybrid of beer/wine/ champagne

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3.68/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StaveHooks
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch-005X2E

A - Pours a dark ruby brown color with an off-white head.

S - Red wine comes out strong along with lots of clean wood. Dried cherries, musty old church-like funk.

T - Sweet/sour cherries, tart raspberry quickly overtakes any sweetness with a lactic acidic bite. Malty sweetness barely bleeds through with notes of faint cocoa. The finish is a sensation of having plum/grape skins on your tongue along with a sharp punch of acidic sour right at the end.

M - Low prickly carbonation, thin body.

Wine and wood are strong components. Sharp and sour with lots of tart fruit character and was nice to have some good funk in there as well.

This would go great with grilled goat cheese filled mushrooms.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

I had this on tap today at Capones. It pours a deep ruby red with a thin head. The aroma is full of cherrys, and red wine. The flavor is a bit sour, but full of cherry, currants and a dry red wine. The brew is full bodied and very dry, possibly from the tannins in the wine barrels. The beer is a definit sipper, but I am very suprised about the 10% abv. This is the best sour i have had and I consider myself fortunate for being able to try it.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 5,350 ratings
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