Russian River Consecration

Russian River Consecration

Rated 4.008 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Russian River Brewing

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

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Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels.

ID: 32995 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank135
Overall Percentile99.7
Style Rank4 of 1298
Style Percentile99.7
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.7
Average Score4.139
Weighted Score4.008
Standard Deviation0.453

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours fairly clear mahogany with a nice pale tan head. Fruity aroma has notes of dark fruit plus some apple, and a bit of malt. Tart flavor pleases with notes of apple and cherry as well as hints of plum, banana and malt. Firm body titllates with a persistent and satisfying tingle. Consecrate a glass today.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Good friend Dale brough back from a recent San Francisco Trip. Medium brown beer with a hint of red in the sunlight. I want to decribe it as light bodied, but it managed to carry some type of hidden wieght with it. Sour and tart, but not overly so, and fantastic aroma with hints of blueberries and currants. Some cask and wood like notes come through. There seems to be a lightly tannic quality. Otherwise overbearing flavours I think we tempered and scolded into place by the barrel aging, and I think that made this decent beer quite fine indeed. Enjoyed, glad to be shared, but didn't impress me enough to seek out again.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Embrace the Funk Fest - several times. Wish List beer. Surprised to see a case of this one. Reddish light amber pour, tight white cap, some lacing, great carbonation. Tart berries, funk and new red wine in the initial nose and flavor, nicely sour then sweet on the near end, more funk and cherries, then sour again. Sour linger with funk, earthy. Excellent. Want more...

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another in the RR lineup from Dave. Pours dark red brown, no head, and sour as all hell :) Reminiscent of a Monk's Cafe, only even more sour. Fun stuff, looking forward to the rest.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    First off, big thanks to pfoxyjohn for bringing these out last night at the Barrn. I have always wanted to try Russian River brew and finally got the chance yesterday. Thank you sir! This may have been my wife's favorite (a huge fan of the sour/wild category). Pours a cloudy reddish, copper colour into my glass. Huge foam head which seemed to be the theme with the other two I had as well. Nose is very complex. Lots going on here. That sour, grape-blackberry-currant nose is something that you can't avoid. Taste is equally complex. dates, raisiny, tart cherry and maybe a hint of smoke.

  • SIGMUND 6652 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Shared bottle, RBNAG 2011 in Oslo. Barrel aged 6 months, with currants added. Reddish brown colour. Intense farmhouse aroma, sour fruit, oak and spices. Sour flavour, good but not impressive.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Had side by side Consecration and Supplication and neither was a dissapointment. They are called wild ales but they are so much more complex than that, as others have said, very wine-like. A good showing for sure, perhaps a little pricey but worth a shot if you can find them.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    I had this beer as part of a 14 beer sampler at the Russian River Brew Pub on 14 July 2011. I also bought a glass of this beer - easily my favorite beer of the evening. This beer had MASSIVE depth and character. This beer was sour but the cab barrel aging made it resemble a fine wine. I would've bought a bottle but my buddy is sending me one so I saved the loot. An AMAZING beer.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottled (thanks after4ever!). New Years Beer enjoyed at midnight. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is barnyard, sour wood, some mild wood, quite pleasant balance. Flavour is very much the same in a really excellent balance.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Beer number four in a killer July 09 Super Secret Sour State Line Tasting (SSSSLT) featuring (first to last by my counts): Supplication, Consecration, La Folie, Dissident, Cuvee de Castleton, Red Poppy, Lambic de Hill, Festina Lente, Panil. This one poured a dark hazy murky brownish color, some red hues too. The aroma was caramel and dark berries, light wood and funk. The flavor was rich caramel and dark berries (figs works too), vinous notes, light spicey woody elements in the finish. Ample amounts of leather, although the tobacco could have been what I was getting (tannins). Tart berries increased with temperature. Lively mouthfeel. Double digits ABV, are you kidding me? No way, smooth as all get out. Thanks to Steve or Gabe for bringing this Batch 001-4x along!!!!

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