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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,242 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,242
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2,343
Gots: 1,665 | FT: 111
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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Ratings: 5,242 | Reviews: 1,347 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ralerwen
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ross84
4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kplooki
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RonJeezy
4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwenzel019
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of justinguerrero08
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rubenjr
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigRedDog
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ddedhed
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spoonfulofslurry
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveB3014
4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Jae61
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZBR101
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,242 ratings.