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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,398 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,398
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 2,055
Gots: 1,321 | FT: 81
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels from local Sonoma County wineries. It is aged for about 12 months with sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Flavors from the cherries, Pinot Noir and oak balance each other nicely with a little funk from the brett.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2005)
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Schmaltzy

California

4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4x2 poured into Chimay Glassware.

A- Hazy golden amber color with loads of carbonation that immediately dies to a small foam pool in the middle of the glass and nice fine lacing on my glass.

S- Loads of cherry, lemon, and brett right away, basically what you would expect from an American Wild, followed by some subdued sweet oak scents. Very nice balance.

T- Insane amounts of wild Brett yeast, sour cherries, lemon, green apple, with some slight acidity, followed by some nice slightly sweet oak and a nice dry finish that leaves your mouth watering.

M- Very nice acidic cherries/lemon going on but balances a nice slightly sweet oak backdrop and loads of fine carbonation throughout. Leaves you wanting more.

D- Really easy to drink a lot of this beer, undeniably refreshing. Reminds me of sour skittles(though not as sweet), they would leave me always wanting more. Best wild ale I have had, worth the cost...

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 00:33:06 | More by Schmaltzy
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A: Pours a dark copper with a heavy red tint and a little less than a finger of head that reduces quickly and leaves no collar or lacing.
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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,398 ratings.