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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,331 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,331
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,035
Gots: 1,302 | FT: 80
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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Reviews by joslin2a:
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joslin2a

California

4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A very nice amber color. Foam is a skin tone. Lacing was pretty nice looked like a big ring off foam then seperates into little sexy streams that go down the glass. It has one finger of foam that likes to hang, but knows when to leave.

Smell: Smell is nice. I get that very nice pinot noir smell with a little funk, as in 70's popular good funk. Sour cherries of course come through. That sourness just makes my mouth water though.

Taste: OH MY GOD! This was my first introduction into wild ale. What a start! I want to buy as much at my secret location as I can. What a wonderful elixir this drink is. First I get hit with this wonderful taste of tart but sweet ranier cherries with that juicy acidity of a peach and a little hint of a granny smith apples with the texture of a red delicious. Hmmm... I want a nice tart granny smith right now. Then it changes into this little leathery spicey, I felt a faint vanilla presence and a little bitterness like the white fleshy part of grapefruit, wonderful oaky pinot noir that then introduces and pairs well with the yeastiness and then you get a hint of the malt on the finish. That sour grape cherry pinot mixture turned that funky yeast into something fantastic. Try an onion dish with it and you will get a taste akin to dried snap peas. You can taste the alcohol if you look for it, but why look for it and just enjoy this fantastic flavor

Mouth feel: The mouthfeel is very sweet and juicy. The alcohol is almost non-present. The body is a medium light feel. With perky carbonation. Good feel overall.

Overall: What nice intro to wild ales. Definitely one of my top beers I have tasted so far. I will return! Glad I forked out the money for this masterpiece of a brewsky.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 08:58:58 | More by joslin2a
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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,331 ratings.