Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle, thanks Scrizzz. Shared with Barry for opening his sole bottle of ’01 Vigneronne, and drank immediately afterwards. Nose is big and very wine-like, rubber, curranty Cabernet, sour Brett, fruity perfume, surprisingly malty, but I expect that will fade with time, and the sourness will build. Broad rich velvety palate, dry backbone but with plenty of fruit. Finish is constantly evolving and changing. A great beer/wine hybrid, and one of the best new world sours I have had to date. Not as assertively funky as some, but very well made and fantastically interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1304) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Got a bottle of this recently at Belmont Station in Portland, OR Colour... very dark brown with plenty of head. Nose... barnyard, citrus, raisin, cherry. Palate... WOW! Pucker me timbers!! Burst of carbonation, acetic, woody, citrusy, funky, and a resoundingly long, tart finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2081) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Deep purple-brown in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas of funk, heavy pale malts, lemon, currents, and wood. Great contrasts of refreshing lemon and barnyard funk (along with some moderate acidic cabernet notes) against the vanilla and pale malt strength. Medium bodied. Not quite as quaffable as other Russian River sours, but just as amazing. A triumph!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar at the DC Local Gathering. Amber-brown color, perhaps filtered. Minimal lacy head, though solidly carbonated. Big sour aroma with a touch of caramel. WOW! Perfect sour oaky taste. Wild yeast works itself solidly into the beer, never seeming excessive or offensive. Perfect mouthfeel, one of the better new-school Brett beers I’ve had. The currants give it a citrusy niceness as well. Top notch world class beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
nose of malts, brett, wood, and red wine coming off a mahogany colored body with a cream colored head, which faded fast. flavors of wood and port wine, backed up by toasted malts balanced against the sour/funk/brett..the tartness really came through in the tail, and i thought this was infinitely more drinkable than Temptation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (5547) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle from Batch #2 sampled at the DC local gathering and again at the Russian River pub in Santa Rosa. Pours a copper, ruby amber with a soft beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, wood, funk, sweet tarts. Flavor is great, red grapes, sweet tarts, candy, lemons, cherries, wood. Finish is chalky, bitter and funky. Super drinkable. The bottle version had more/better carbonation than the pub version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Pours a dark amber color with just a little white head. Has a funk, woody smell to it. Taste was a lot like smell but with a little bit of grapes in there and pretty sour on the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle.Pours garnet with off-white head. Heavy oak and very mild viniousness dominate the aroma, mild fruitiness and slight mustiness. Flavor has lots of tartness, chewy berry notes, lightly dry with very slight astringency in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5375) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Thanks Rencelas! Pour is reddish brown with a thick tan head that dissipates slowly. Very active carbonation. Vinegar and fruit in the aroma. Flavor is the same with soy sauce coming late in the sip. Lots of funky cherry sourness. Warming brought out the wood flavor along with tannin. This is definitely a favored style of mine but this sour ale is full of interesting flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle from a beer store in Redmond, WA on 08/01/2009. Slightly untwisted cage waiting to be opened suddenly popped indicating that the beer demanded to be consumed. Batch 001X1. Very clear deep amber body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma, lots of oak and a bit of alcohol. Sweet fruit, light funk and barnyard, some oak notes with some alcohol lingering around blending into a fairly dry fruit background. Medium body with high carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 83 84 85  86  87 88 89 » 118

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50