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RATINGS: 1253   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels.

When we made the Toronado’s 20th Anniversary Ale, we had no idea that it would turn out to be one of our favorite barrel aged beers we would ever make. With that said, we have always wanted to make a dark barrel aged beer using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon barrels but, we never were inspired. That is, until we blended five different beers to make the Toronado beer, the tobacco character from the the dark malts blended nicely with the furit character that developed in blending. So, with Concescration we set out to make a barrel beer using all Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. No, we are not saying that this is a replica of the T-rooms anniversary beer, after all, a beer like that can never be duplicated, and, there was no fruit added to that beer as there is with this one. All we are saying is that it gave us great inspiration to brew Consecration.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2009
I don;t know why, but this is the first sour I’ve tried That has just completely blown me away. Constantly evolving as it warmed. Think, strawberry milkshake meets, tart cherries. Expansive on the pallate, ligering. I found myself wanting another bottle after the first was gone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours a ruby brown with a small head that falls and leaves no halo or lacing. Color is very deep. Nose is heavy on sweet cherries, currants, red and stone fruits. Taste is very smooth for a sour. Pretty acidic, but lots of the currant and stone fruit flavors still shine through. Very well balanced with all of the sour components.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
750ml bottle Batch 001x2-pours a Styrofoam light tan head that dissipates and mahogany color. Aroma is tart berries/vinegar, wood, sweet medium malt-brown sugar. Taste is tart berries/vinegar, wood, sweet medium malt-brown sugar, funky yeast. To style very well done. To my taste, nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
This one was a little too tart and pungent for me. Very tasty, nonetheless, I was hoping to get a lot more fruit out of it than I did. A little bit disappointing, but quite good nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Batch 001. This is an incredible beer. Full of flavor with a great aroma. Light red color, with an aroma that is full of yeast and acid. Very sour. Delicious, full flavor. Full oak, which lends dryness. Fruit, sugar, cognac, and red wine tannins. It is rare for me to give a beer such a high score for flavor, but this one deserves it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle Pours out a dark amber topped with a off white head. Aroma was nice lots of fruit, berries, and some citrus. Tast was very good. More of the fruit, Berries and apples. Some oak and a nice tart. A tasty treat I got to enjoy 2X. Thanks to Sam and Toby.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 On tap at the brewpub on 6/30/09. Poured a beautiful dark burgundy with a cream head. Mild aroma with hints of berries. There is a mild sweet flavor, but ultimately the sour brett and currants take over. This has great flavor, with touches of sweetness, then a very well balanced bitter finish. The hype is worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2009
On tap at RR in Santa Rosa. Poured in a short glass to a cloudy brownish-ornage with medium thick off-white head that lingers well and leaves okay lacing. Nose is sour red fruit and hops, mouthfeel thick and tangy-sweet and the taste a perrfect follow to the scents in the nose, with some alcohol added in at mid-glass. Like a good Flemish Sour, the finish was long and a rush of tangy fruit, quickly followed by a warming sugar sweetness. Not quite the Duchesse, but a damn good Sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours ever so slightly hazy orangey brown with a tall and lively beige head leaving a neat lacework. Intensely sour and tart woody aroma. Medium body, lots of wood, overripe fruit, acetone and brown sugar. Astringently dry finish with a somewhat subdued sourness. 010509

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3509) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Shared by rlcnmeyer (BA). Pour is a murky brown with some reddish/ruby tints in there. I had no head on mine at all. Aroma is very tart berry (nondescript berry, I would not have guessed currants). Otherwise very earthy with a muddy tartness throughout. The berry and tartness pop out the most. Taste has more of a zing to it, particularly with a spiky, zingy mouthfeel (umm, yeah, zing, take it as it is). There are lots of musty and musky berry flavors, even a bit of cherry. Aftertaste has a bit of the alcohol coming though but its really covered up by the tart and berry flavors. There are malts behind this beer and it isn’t in your face sour or anything, again refreshing compared to some recent sour beers.
750mL cork&cage, batch 001x4, tasting glass.

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