Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by output01x:
4.68/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 375 mL. corked and caged bottle (Batch 008) into a tulip glass.
A strong pour yields a 2-finger tan-colored head that slowly fades after a couple minutes to a thin coating and thick foam ring. The body is an amber reddish brown with small, swirling floaties and a great amount of rising carbonation bubbles. Thick lacing clings to the sides of the glass in sheets but always seems to succumb to gravity.
As the beer is poured, aromas of cherries and oak find their way from the crashing liquid to the drinker's nostrils. A closer inspection finds heavy aromas of cider vinegar and black cherries. Some musty funk, oak, and green bananas aromas are also detectable.
Candy-like sour cherry flavors crash into the taste buds at the beginning of each sip. Once the drinker gets past the onslaught of sour cherry, flavors of sweet red wine, cider vinegar, freshly ground pepper, and funk all tantalize the palate. Swallowing the beer lets the sourness quickly peak along with more cherry, red wine, and dirty basement funk. As these flavors fade, the sourness persists as a prickling on the tip of the tongue and a wine-like dryness sets in on the rest of the tongue.
Medium bodied with excessive carbonation, this is one steady sipping beer. The body is light enough to wash over the tongue nicely without ever becoming sticky. The carbonation is like setting a Sour Patch Kids candy on your tongue and taking a swig of Pepsi. It fizzes through every step of the sip but doesn't seem to adversely affect the transmission of flavors. The swallow becomes a bit foamy but does not hinder the experience much. The wine-like dryness at the end of each sip adds to the experience and keeps the drinker reaching for the glass.
If Russian River's Supplication were cheaper and actually available in my area I would drink this daily.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2012 22:31:48 | More by output01x
More User Reviews:
4.91/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
Poured into a tulip glass from the tap at Russian River Brewery.
Very little head, leaving behind small lace ring.
Nose is sour with a touch of sweet, there are cherries and blackberries with notes of oak.
Tastes of cherries, sour blackberries, oak, and wildflowers.
Light yet sharp mouthfeel, lots of acidity.
This beer boarders on perfection. Enjoy it.
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 15:32:52 | More by bbarclay
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
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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