Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Foxtrot:
4.53/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 4X2. I've always been intrigued by sours, but haven't taken the plunge. I heard through my local beer scene that a few cases had made it to my neck of the woods and couldn't resist.
Pours from 375ml bottle a brown/amber with a creamy colored cap. Foam was about 2 finger width with an abundance of lacing and long lasting retention.
The aroma is just explosive. Tartness, grapes, cherries, and a hint of pepper. A touch of vinegar is present, but really is taken back by the fruit.
Pungent tart and sourness up front, and gives way to cherries and and some slight yeast. Little vinegar, but it adds more to the tart notes at the front rather than the finish. Goes down crazy smooth.
Mouthfeel was medium. Sturdy enough to hold all the flavors together and just light enough to really enjoy during a session.
Drinkability is great, if sour is your bag.
PS. This is my first sour, and I really enjoyed it. I can see myself really enjoying this style more often. Thanks Russian River.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2010 06:32:25 | More by Foxtrot
More User Reviews:
4.96/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
On-tap at City Beer Store (SF), had many times before on-tap and bottle. Far and away my favorite RR sour. Supplication pours a dark opaque red. There is minimal carbonation and almost no lacing. The smell is strong - mainly sour cherries, but the red wine barrel is there too. The taste is brilliant - such well balanced fruit and tartness. Despite the tartness, I could (and have) drink this beer several times over. As I said, definitely my favorite RR sour, my favorite American Wild, and certainly in my top 5 of any beer
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 03:36:36 | More by mc4z
4.86/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
On tap at Monk's Mad Monday event..
A - Red pour with visible carbonation. Thin head that settles fast. No lacing. Clear hue. Really perfect for the style.
S - Sour cherries, vanilla, and oak hit the nose. You can really smell the pinot noir coming through this beer as it absorbed the wine notes.
T - Rich cherry flavor that ends with a tart finish. The wild yeast gives it a nice blend of funk. The aging allows some reserved oaken pulp in the finish as well. Some vanilla bean balances this out with a little sweetness.
M - One of the easiest drinking sour beers I've ever come across. Scratch that, it is. just a perfect balance of sweet to tart notes.
O - I am not an expert on this style but I don't know how this could be better. This is why RR is on that elite level. And this is why American craft can accomplish anything when craftsmen brew this quality of beer. Just a wow moment drinking this one.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 01:02:54 | More by socon67
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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