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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,174
Reviews: 1,338
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 2,294
Gots: 1,629 | FT: 110
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2005

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.
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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a flute glass

Appearance is crystal clear auburn in color. An easy pour results is about a half inch head that settles to about an eighth, and it sticks around awhile. A nice aggressive swirl in the flute shows off a great lace, it looks silky. Carbonation is light but steady, the flute really shows off the look.

The flute also focuses the musty red-wine and unmistakingly oaky- wood scent. I cannot get enough of this scent, I'm picking up sour cherry, but it's more like being in a winery with the smell of wine making all around me in a dank cave.

Taste is a nice funky cherry up front with a strong wooden, and pleasant aftertaste that lingers until your next sip. The red wine is very present and I wouldn't fault anyone that felt this was more wine than beer. The carbonation is spot-on perfect and lifts these lively flavors over the palette.

This is as-good as discussed by my piers here. Absolute home run for delivering the flavor it advertises and with clarity and mouthfeel being spot-on a top sour that you must try.

Photo of Hetlegioen512
3.92/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lavapajamas
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fogindex
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jasoncheb
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eiwatts9
4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of turbotype
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xJMFCx
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mayxday
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffh84
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eball33
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neckbeered
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DHS1029
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjn40277
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chart813
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lateralundertow
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a clear amber red color with a nice head and good lacing that quickly runs back into the glass.

Smell – Sour cherry, vinegar, oak, and pinot. It’s a really nice smell.

Taste – The first thing I notice is that it’s not overly sour (I’m not a fan of super sour beer). Tastes of pinot, vinegar, and oak. A really good sour!

Mouthfeel – Good carbonation, dry, not too sour, with a pleasant funky aftertaste.

Drinkability – I’m generally not a huge fan of sours, but this is an exceptional one to me.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Eheander
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,174 ratings.