Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
3.96/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375mL bottle from Belmont Station. 121712 batch.
A: A darker reddish brown with an inch of foamy off-white head. Leaves moderate stains on the glass. Bright and clear with carbonation running throughout the body.
N: Lots of wine grape, vinegar, grapefruit sourness, sour cherries, and rhubarb. I'm getting a whisp of the wood and there's a distinctly cheesy funk (think irish cheddar for the saltiness). Has a sour doughiness and a fair amount of wet leather and peppered earth from the pinot noir.
T: Moderately sour with a touch of vinegar and acid over the top of a light, fruited sweetness. There's a touch of salt here which I attribute to the vinegar. Does tend to muddle together a bit.
M: Very well carbonated and it's very assertive on the mouthfeel. Medium-light body with no alcohol presence.
O: I really want to like this one more than I do. It's got a lot going for it, but in the RR pantheon, I prefer Consecration, and in the grander scheme, for fair comparisons, I'd probably go with a Rodenbach Grand Cru for about half the price.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2013 03:57:07 | More by writerLJBerg
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4.7/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L: Brownish-red with virtually no head on an aggressive pour. Lots of bubbles streaming up and no lacing.
A: Big, bright pit fruit, cherry and peach. Sweet sugary notes from the caramel malt and tart sourness noticeable as well. There is a definite oaky, wine character to the back, very fruity.
T/M: A good pop of sourness at the front, enhanced by moderate carbonation. Moves into sweet cherry and peach blended with brown sugar and vanilla notes. The finish is dry with lingering sourness and fruity flavors, a pilsner malt character moves in as well.
Overall, pretty much the best sour beer I have had. The appearance is nothing to behold, but the balance in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel is something to behold. While many sours may pound you with severe dryness, achieving great flavor but with severe detriment to your palate over the course of consumption, this ale strikes a perfect balance, never going to far either way. It utilizes a myriad of flavors from many parts of the process and creates one hell of a flavorful beer. This beer absolutely lives up to the hype.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 00:38:54 | More by Siriusfisherman
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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