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RATINGS: 1293   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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4.8
Bone211 (7) - - MAR 1, 2012
This is my favorite beer. Great sour note with and oak and cabernet finish. If you have not tried a sour, this is a great place to start and never look back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
tricksta_p (4520) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
From tap at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is vinous with red wine, grapes, sour red and dark fruits, tart berries, vinegar, caramel, wood, and light funk. Flavour is nicely puckering sour. Body is above medium, rich.. Complex with a stunning tart dark fruity aroma, ample grapes and berries, a great wine sour!

4.3
DiarmaidBHK (4777) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle at Federal Taphouse Harrisburg. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Huge red wine, wood, and tartness on the nose. Lots of red wine, dark fruit, and wood on the tongue. Hides it’s booze well. Nice!

4.2
PorterPounder (7884) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Brought back from the brewery in Santa Rosa by my son - thanks! Hazy, light copper pour, not much of a head to speak of. Pleasant sour aroma, some Sweet Tarts candy. some apricot sourness. First impression of the flavor is that of walking into a humidor with some solid cedar woody accents, a touch of apricot, some raspberry sourness. Solid spritz to the mouthfeel. solid brew!

3.2
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2017 Overhyped like action movie sequels. Pours brown with decent head. Sharp oak and some red wine. A lot of sour citrus. Very acidic and not much depth here. Perhaps a bad batch, or it went bad? Really getting nothing like what other raters said. Bottled March 2015.

4.4
Maracuja05 (1206) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
29-04-17 // bottle shared at Le Petit Belge, Wiesbaden. Thanks for sharing Zwiebel88! (Batch 110614). Murky brown red beer, white lacing. Nose is already very complex, redwine, sherry, leather. Taste is highly complex aswell, light sourness, light wood, red wine, sherry, marsala,dark fruits, cranberry, black currants, sour cherry, light tobacco spicey.

4
mariuspoenari (2618) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2017
375ml bottle at home. Hazy muddy ruby-brown with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Notes of red grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon wine (coincidentally, my favourite wine), mould, dank cellar, brettanomyces, dark berries, bitter cherries, some raspberry, a subtle dark malt roastiness, or more like chocolate bitterness. Overall, more bitter and less sour than I was expecting from the style, which makes it resemble a wine quite a bit. Complex and layered.

4.2
Thisis12ptfont (1172) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 27, 2017
Aromas of black cherries, toffee, barrel wood, tart fruits, plums, apricots, dark malts, black currants, aged malts, carbonated fig juice, funky brett, barnyard and yeast funk. Pours a deep crimson brown with no foam whatsoever. Taste brings tart cherries, apricots, toffee, brown sugar, sweet dark wort malt, plums, prune juice and sour apple. Mid palate brings wine barrel, merlot, grape must, yeast esters, candied sugars, sugared grape juice and a nutty malt base. Finishes tart and moderately sour with more red wine, oak, grape must, brett yeast and barnyard funk. Overall, an absolute gem. The beer that got me into sours. A+ rating.

4.2
drsandman (1421) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle & tap at RR. Pours murky red brown, off white head. Aroma is tart dark fruits, berries, grape, oak, barnyard, prune. Flavor is tart cherries, grape, earthy funk, raisin, currants. Farly tart, wine like & complex.

4.3
monkeychugg55 (1086) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2017
Slightly hazy red-amber with a small beige head. The aroma has some vanilla, acid, funk, cherry and caramelized sugar. The flavor is similar, with some medium sourness and a dry, vanilla and oak finish. Doesn’t come off as a strong beer at all. Very good!

4.2
davidezdonz (487) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 21, 2017
A 375ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 4th April 2016, poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It was a dark reddish brown colour with a two finger light tan head that dissipated quickly while leaving only slight lacing. Aromas of lots of oak, cherry, blackcurrant, grape and red wine. Tastes of sweet-ish blackcurrant and cherries followed by sourness, oak, red wine, vinegar and light funk. Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall this was just like drinking red wine with carbonation. There was no sign of the 10% ABV, and although I thought the aroma was better than the taste, both were still good.


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