1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SupplicationSupplication

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,425 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,425
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,072
Gots: 1,334 | FT: 84
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,425 | Reviews: 1,304 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stevedore:
Photo of Stevedore
Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml C&C bottle dated 12/17/12, popped and poured into a Russian River snifter glass and quaffed today, 4/23/2013. Thanks to powz87 for hooking me up with this amazing wild.

Aroma: Lots of tart cherries and sour + sweet wine grapes, all in a fantastic way. There is a sickly bittersweet scent that reminds me of a good red wine but somehow different- maybe more of the sweet rather than the bitter. A little bit of oak too. Altogether, it's a funky, sour and sweet beer that smells great. The first whiff of the nose made me excited to drink this one. (4.5)

Colour: Pours a hazy dark red-brown, almost a very dark amber with a thick 2cm off-white head that sticks around for about a minute before it bows out, leaving a foamy collar. The lacing is quite sticky and pretty. Overall, a very good looking beer. (4.25)

Flavour: Damn! This thing is sour as hell. Its got that tartness of cherry, but also that funky sourness that I've come to associate with wild yeast (thank homebrew infections). But its also got a delicious underlying sweetness that seems to come from the underlying malt- it's cherry, grape, raspberry all in one. So if that makes sense, its sweet and sour all at once and in an almost overwhelming fashion. I really love the tartness as it sticks with you the entire time, but its complemented very well by the fruit sweetness. Freaking amazing experience! (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Thinner medium bodied brew with excellent carbonation. It's somewhat resinous and coats my tongue in pure sourness along with the fizzy carbonation. The aftertaste is of course sour, with some sweetness all at the same time. It's a true pleasure to drink. (4.5)

Overall: I'm amazed at how good this beer is. It disappeared so quickly- it's that easy to drink and appreciate. Smells great, tastes great and overall deserves its reputation as probably the best AWA out there. Sour as hell yet has its sweetness that makes it an incredible sensory experience. If you hate sours, you should still try this beer. If you love sours, chances are you've already had this beer. So I don't know if my review will contribute anything to this site, except to show how much I love drinking this Russian River brew. World class stuff. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:02:09 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
Photo of Psychmusic
Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 13:22:35 | More by Psychmusic
Photo of Mfbda1daonly
Mfbda1daonly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 02:12:28 | More by Mfbda1daonly
Photo of j205724
j205724

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

07-27-2014 20:33:55 | More by j205724
Photo of brett_arneson
brett_arneson

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-27-2014 18:16:08 | More by brett_arneson
Photo of clay23
clay23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 16:22:31 | More by clay23
Photo of flatfootdrinker
flatfootdrinker

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-27-2014 03:28:18 | More by flatfootdrinker
Photo of ncvbc
ncvbc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 23:49:10 | More by ncvbc
Photo of Mscarpen
Mscarpen

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-26-2014 21:53:03 | More by Mscarpen
Photo of ONUMello
ONUMello

Ohio

4.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle dated 1/7/14 poured into a tulip
A: Medium brown with a slight reddish tint; its head starts out at one-finger, settles to 1/2 finger then lingers at that level
S: Intoxicating with sour cherries, a hint of vinegar, subtle wine/oak notes, and a mix of fresh herbs
T: Can't get better. Sour cherries, cranberries, some barnyard frunk, grass, subtle oak and a very long finish
M: Surprisingly light with pleasant carbonation; quite acidic
O: I don't think I've ever taken smaller sips of a beer trying to savor every last bit. This is fantastic in its complexity and also very refreshing. Wonderful beer

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 16:06:47 | More by ONUMello
Photo of Justintimebeer
Justintimebeer


4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 15:55:01 | More by Justintimebeer
Photo of Blueriverbass
Blueriverbass


4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2014 12:40:31 | More by Blueriverbass
Photo of KysarSoze
KysarSoze

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-26-2014 07:48:29 | More by KysarSoze
Photo of Heffastera
Heffastera

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 05:35:02 | More by Heffastera
Photo of jkfackler
jkfackler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 02:56:08 | More by jkfackler
Photo of xhuang61
xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-25-2014 21:57:10 | More by xhuang61
Photo of Austin_M
Austin_M

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2014 21:12:26 | More by Austin_M
Photo of grimholm
grimholm

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-25-2014 20:33:14 | More by grimholm
Photo of Tyecko
Tyecko

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2014 15:42:42 | More by Tyecko
Photo of CraftBeerFTW
CraftBeerFTW

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2014 12:56:16 | More by CraftBeerFTW
Photo of Dunnrs513
Dunnrs513

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2014 00:16:30 | More by Dunnrs513
Photo of gin15
gin15

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-24-2014 21:57:17 | More by gin15
Photo of Endocador
Endocador

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-24-2014 03:47:42 | More by Endocador
Photo of Precog640
Precog640

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 02:26:51 | More by Precog640
Photo of JWallace1013
JWallace1013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2014 20:43:11 | More by JWallace1013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,425 ratings.