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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,455 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,455
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,082
Gots: 1,335 | FT: 85
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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Krafty34

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-06-2014 09:26:46 | More by Krafty34
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jp7161

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Todd

Colorado

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Callmecoon

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12-28-2011 00:12:30 | More by Callmecoon
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bierdabbler

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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badbeer

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Warning: Open this bottle over a bowl so that when it overflows you can still pour it into your glass. I did not use a bowl so the table got to drink a few ounces.

Batch 002
Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Smell is very tart, there are aromas of cherries, but there isn't a whole lot to them, predominant smells of sour and funk. This is not as sour as some other beers of this style, but that's not the goal, the goal is to create a damn good brew and I would say mission accomplished. There are sour cherries in the taste as well, but it's more of a vinegar-like sourness mixed with some oak and some grapes. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and had medium levels of carbonation, finish was dry. Extremely drinkable, I would have plenty of this often if I were given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 18:38:54 | More by badbeer
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2014 06:32:05 | More by Chris_Panos
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-06-2014 17:12:06 | More by fenlop54
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-11-2013 13:47:54 | More by BrandonDZ
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-11-2014 19:55:53 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2013 22:12:57 | More by JeffNev
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2012 19:32:21 | More by RyanPS
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sourdog

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2014 20:57:10 | More by sourdog
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gabeerman

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A:Pours a slightly cloudy dark ruby with rusty orange hues around the edges. Head comes to about 2 inches then dissapates quickly and remains at about 1/4-1/2" for the rest of the brew.

S:Can definitely smell the tartness of the Brett and cherries but something else sets this wild apart from others. It has a scent as though it has been intensely purified. It has a sense of clear, crispness while most others of this style are murky with a tart outline.

T:Cherries, slightly sweet cherries at first, lingering into sour cherries then Brett.

M:Beautiful. As though this brew were created in layers so that we could taste it that way. This brew seems to cascade across my tongue, revealing each layer of flavor in a methodical sense.

D:This wild is highly drinkable as the more in depth I get into this brew, the more characteristics are uncovered.

This was my first brew from RR(thanks to my good friend Jay & his bro for importing this from Philly), and while it isn't the beer I'd most like to try from them(PtE,PtY, hint;anyone want to trade?), nor a style I try a lot, I was highly impressed as I have had my fair share of wilds and this one FAR exceeds any of the others.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 05:00:51 | More by gabeerman
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Texas

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jbogner

Colorado

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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A red and ruddy brown appearance with tons of sediment. Good white head leading to sticky lace. Aroma massively tart and sweet cherry and oak.

Taste, astringent, tart, puckering cherry flavor. Again, oak. Tons of brett flavor, lots of tannin grittiness coats the tongue and mouth.
A very chill sweetness to it, along with a gritty earthiness. One of the best wild ales out there, only rivaled in its style by Bruery's oude tart w/ sour cherries.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 22:43:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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