Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,454 | Reviews: 1,306 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Avagadro:
4.78/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Special thanks to Kingkong for hooking me up with this bottle. 375mL marked as batch 006x1
A: Supplication is mahogany in color, and pours with a quickly fading head. Despite my every attempt at coaxing some sort of froth out of the brew, it remains still after only a few moments. It is clear in the glass, and boasts plenty of lacing.
S: A marvelous bouquet of cherries, rose, Pedro Ximenez, and balsamic is presented elegantly. I can already tell that this is going to be a treat.
T: Delightfully dry, and pleasantly tart, Supplication is packed with oak, raisin, barnyard funk, almond, and a touch of sour cherries. I actually think that the cherry flavor comes from the yeast, while the cherries themselves add to the sherry/raisin tones. There is also a delightful earthiness that I feel is added by the Pinot Noir trapped in the barrels.
M: Light, dry, effervescent, and a touch tannic.
D: A great brew to say the least. This is balanced in its tartness, impressive in both its breadth and depth of flavor, and yet, remains distinct from the sour ales of Belgium. I couldn't justifiably classify this Lambic nor flanders ale; it is its own style. Definitely worth a try if you are fortunate enough to have access to RR's brews, as it is a great example of America's ability to take the best parts of other brewing traditions while adding our own flair.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2011 19:58:34 | More by Avagadro
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4.76/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2010 Vintage on tap at Belmont Station
A: a medium brown color with a light red tint. Small off white head.
S: really nice cherries, some wine, and a little funk.
T: follows the nose. Tart cherries immediately, some blackberry maybe? A hint of oak from the barrel.
M: high carbonation. Nice and prickly. Refreshing dry finish.
O: freaking fantastic! Need to find more bottles for my cellar.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 03:33:14 | More by South2NW
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,454 ratings.