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RATINGS: 1280   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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3.9
Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma was heavy of dark, dried fruits and sweetness. Tastes of sour fruit with a sweet, dry finish. Carbonation pronounced.

4.8
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 Dark brown with very thin head. Cherries, very sweet with donuts and lightly musty wood. There was a pleasing vinous note throughout. Taste was funky tart with currants. Woody with some hints of cocoa behind the tartness. Well balanced with enough tartness to keep it interesting. It also has a sweet note that keeps it easy to drink at the same time it is being complex. This is a sour more along the lines of Rodenbach and I get why some that want mouthpuckering sourness find that to be a turn off. Everything about this beer hit me the right way. I would love to try it again. Awesome.

4.1
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Big bubbly head, pretty think dark mahogany color in the pour. Aroma of dark dried fruit in the sweetness, some vinegar, and sour apple in the nose. Flavor is very similar, lots of the sour apple and a apple cider as well. Tart at the front but finishes sweeter yet still dry. Really quite nice, and I am not a sour fan.

4.3
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Dark Brown pour with plum highlights. Pillowy offwhite head. Aroma is Fruity and Musty with notes of torpical fruits, red currant and plum. Also some booze and light vinegar notes. Flavor is an explosion of tart currant, cider, barnyard and some great funky notes. Finish is dry and tart with some lingering plum and Green apple. Grandiose.

4.4
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Thanks you to awaisanen for this hookup. 750ml 001X4.Dark brown pour with a slight purple tint. Vigerous tan head. Aroma is tart tropical fruit with lots of currant, plum, raisin, and fig. A bit of a funk character and some leather sneak in as well. Flavor is sweet nectar, currant and tart apple cider. Dark fruit malt character is also quite prevalent, though with a funky tart twist. Palate is full, rich, and prickly with a puckery finish...amazing.

4.1
jrob21 (3801) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Dark red pour with almost no head or carbonation. Ridiculous fruit aroma dominated by cherry and other red fruits. Very pungent mouth feel at first that fades into a smooth woody fruity flavor. Finish is slightly alcoholic. Other than the first burst of tartness there is not much else to remind you this is a sour beer. Get a lot of fruit flavors and malt after the initial tartness. Very entertaining beer but I don’t think I could drink more than one. First time I ever experienced a distinct upset stomach from a sour beer.

4.3
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Batch 1. Dark brown pour with blood red tints. Aroma is excellent; currant, cherry, dark fruit, and a bit of mango as well, with the classic sour, vinegar and musty notes from the brett. Flavor is incredible; tartness hits almost immediately, and gradually smooths out to a sweet and delicious finish. Taste is much more fruity than bretty, with notes of apple cider, plum, and some lighter fruit notes as well. Palate is also really really nice; not too aggressive with the sourness. Awesome brew.

4.7
brandonbrew (30) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
A great sour beer from Vinnie. I would introduce this to people who have never enjoyed a sour. It hits on all points

3.9
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
50F from the bottle, batch 23. Wicked active beer, lots of action in the head. Very strong, sour and purposeful. If it weren’t for my recent education in sour beers, I probablty wouldn’t have enjoyed it, but Consecration is certainly an acute example of an aged sour brew. If you like sour beers, you will LOVE this beer! Over-the-top, balls-to-the-wall, you better be sitting down.

4.1
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Aroma of sour fruit, berries, soy sauce. Very nice. The appearance is an opaque medium brown, tan head. The Flavor is soy sauce, vinegar, sweet berries, funk. Beuatiful. The finish is sweet fruit, and sour. The alcohol isvery well hidden. Excellent represtation of the style.


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