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RATINGS: 1277   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.3
ansalon (4102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Pours hazy brown with almost no head. Aromas of cherries, almonds, ripe red apples. Taste is sour and very fruity with some herbal notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

4.1
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark amber color with a quickly dissipating thin fizzy white head. No lacing. The aroma starts off with a thin white grape/vinous overlay to some dark fruits, currants. Sly amount of dark chocolate. The flavor yields to the tartness first. And then sharpens against a nice vinous quality coming from a dry woody edge. Dark chocolate seems a bit more scaled back. Quick vinous sweet to dry dark fruity aftertaste. No finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an appropriate carbonation to it, medium strength without letting acidity to get too tough on the feel. Overall, nicely done American Wild ale using wine barrel to be the sour. Thanks Paul.

4.2
klm1 (1780) - Bled/SF, - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 [email protected] deep copper brown, opaque, with off-white long lasting foamy head. Aroma: black currant, toasted toffee, bitter dark chocolate, , vineyard, different grapes...flavor is intense, complex, with toasted toffee, dark chocolate like malt backbone, supported with fruity notes of grapes, citrusy, fruity notes of hops, black currant, some vine, vanillin, hint of tobacco...finish is dry, astringent sourish. Body is full, texture soft, carbonation is medium.

4.1
Andrus86 (686) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
TAP. Pours an amber/ruby with zero head.. The nose is sweet, dark berries & the barrel.. Malt base, yet gives way to dark berries & the cab barrel, wine notes come in yet finish with a solid zesty bite.. Sourced Russian river brewing

3.7
Stoned99 (1648) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
375ml 04.04.2016 bottle, thanks JC. Aroma: extremely winey, sweet black currant, cherries and other berries. App: red with brownish tint, no head. Really similar to an aged wine. Taste and palate: light to medium body, medium sweetness, vinous a lot, fruity, moderate acidity finish. Overall: this one could benefit more aging without a doubt to cut on the sweetness a bit. Too sweet in its current state making its drinkability moderate. On the positive side, nice black currant presence. Good.

4
MrOrla (3498) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a white head. Aroma of dark fruits, tobacco, red grapes, slight vinegary - tho undertoned by the wood, fruity. Taste is rather sour with loads of sweet dried fruits, black currents, quite alot of tannis, slight touch of vinegar.

4
Vindueskigger (34) - - DEC 29, 2016
Så er der solbærjuice! Brun og lidt kedelig at se på, men det gemmer sig et væld af behageligheder! Surt, men velbalanceret af sultanas og andet tørret frugt som findes i små æsker!

4
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Sample at the brewery. nice brown sour ale in contraposition to light belgian style.

4.4
Livendadream (244) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2016
2014 btl, pours a clear light ruby color, small dense off white head that vanished quickly, leaving a ring of bubbles around the glass. No lace on glass. Aromas of berries,wood, dirt,barnyard, musty wine cellar, and a hint of alcohol. Tastes of sour zots candy,dark berries, fresh baked berry pie, dark wine and a hint of alcohol. Medium body, a little under carbonated, maybe due to age, bold, sour mouthfeel and a soft yet astringent, puckering finish. Wow! This beer is amazing. So many flavors going on, my description does not do it justice. This has got to be one of the best sours I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. Absolutely, positively, fantastic! Merry Christmas everyone.

4.1
wombat23 (1655) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 Draft at the source. Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is vinous, dark fruits and berries. Taste is vinous, dark fruits, currants, Cabernet, oak, vinegar. Quite sour. Acetic, tart finish. Very good.


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