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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,326 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,326
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,033
Gots: 1,299 | FT: 79
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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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2013 21:54:57 | More by steamboatbrewer
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-19-2013 00:02:31 | More by DruRho
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

09-10-2013 14:58:29 | More by Hopheadhiker
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4/5  rDev -12.5%

12-04-2012 03:52:58 | More by dhbiker0889
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-12-2013 01:41:02 | More by bccrosley
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.5%

08-11-2013 01:32:24 | More by Flabbyjandro
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spw109

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-20-2013 05:28:05 | More by spw109
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themind

New Jersey

4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

American wild ale aged for 15 months in pinot noir barrels. Well that about sums it up! this brew is an excellent variation of the style. Great aroma, taste and mouth feel I could drink several of these in a sitting.If you love wine and beer then this is right up your alley. Top notch World Class beer worth the trouble of attaining.

Bottom Line: World Class offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 15:52:49 | More by themind
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Red/Amber with a foamy white head

S - Sourness, oak, tart cherries.

T - A lot of sour/funk, oak, some slight sweetness, tart cherries.

M - Lighter side of medium, a good amour of carbonation, finishes dry.

O - A great sour, starting to warm up to the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 13:39:28 | More by s1ckboy
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-05-2013 02:50:52 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2013 15:59:51 | More by wizo
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2013 13:17:00 | More by prdstmnky
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

05-29-2014 14:04:45 | More by MrDave
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-04-2013 20:04:22 | More by jwhancher
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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SCZ

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2014 01:17:16 | More by SCZ
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2013 18:21:42 | More by gueuzedreg
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2014 13:34:13 | More by Ncpogs
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2013 21:15:34 | More by IanSpindler
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nineworldseries

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

05-26-2014 04:38:53 | More by nineworldseries
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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rhinos00

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 003
Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a radiant amber that leans more to the brown side. Sort of like cider on some steroids, which make it glow. Semi-clear until the yeast went in. Produced a nice three fingers width of white head that lasted quite a while.

S- Loved it! Had a nice, musty brett smell along with sharp cherry aromas. Comingling amongst these aromas was a tart, vinous scent of oaked grape skins.

T- Plenty of tartness and citric acidity to go around. Almost mouth puckering at points, just really well done. Plenty of sour cherries and oak flavors to go around. Also liked the unique barrels used as it added a distinct wine-like characteristic to the flavor.

M- Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Left wonderful sour residue all over the palate.

D- I wish this came in a 750mL bottle. I could definitely put down a few of these in a sitting. If you like sours, this is about as drinkable as they come.

Overall, why do I have to live so far from Russian River? Their sours are amazing and this is no exception. If you can get your hands on it, do it.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 14:55:39 | More by rhinos00
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dwoolley1

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-17-2013 17:02:37 | More by dwoolley1
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

04x3 into a Hopleaf tulip

A- Careful pour yielded a small head. Dark orange body with solid lacing and a thick collar of foam remained throughout.

S- Funky and fruity. No sour in the nose surprisingly. The cherries made themselves present after a bit and some swirling.

T- Sour and tart. The cherries are in the background. No funk in the taste surprisingly. Nice acidity. Very bready/grainy/malty finish. It doesn't detract from the overall taste though. Very good stuff here.

M&D- Carbonation is great, very dry and pleasant. It's everything a sour should be. I do like this one better than Temptation and Consecration. Glad I have several more of these to drink.
Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 02:59:46 | More by hansgruber
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Anthony1

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a light reddish golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass. The aroma is full of cherries along with some yeast, light malts and a touch of hops.The taste is very tart and sour up front with a strong cherry flavor. There's a thin malt character and a mild hops presence. After-taste is also quite sour. If you're into the sour beers, this is a good one for you. Smooth and very crisp, light body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 15:54:28 | More by Anthony1
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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