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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,258 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,258
Reviews: 1,350
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2,353
Gots: 1,677 | FT: 115
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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4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 01/07/14.

Pours a hazy dark amber. The 1/2 inch eggshell head fades to a thin film and a ring on top that leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is of faint barnyard funk, biscuit bread, unripe cherries and a hint of vinegar.

The taste is of sour cherry, white grapes and faint vinegar tartness.

The texture is light bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of tiny bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.

This is among the best sours I've encountered. Not overwhelming tart. Delicious cherry and Pinot noir accents.

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4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a rich, semi-cloudy orange-brown, with two and a half fingers of fluffy white head that receded very slowly. No lacing. A very nice looking sour. Scents of sour brett yeast, oak, sour cherries, tart wild yeast funk, hints of lemon juice and a bit of overripe stone fruit in the background. A very nice aroma, rich, funky, wild and complex with a nice fruity character present as well. Flavor begins very sour, with notes of sour cherry and hints of cranberry and red wine. This moves into further sour flavors of cranberry, raspberry and cherry with notes of oak and red wine-like tannins. Finish continues to be quite tart and dry, with more abundant oak flavors, sour cranberry, raspberry and cherry and some sour, tannin-like astringency. Aftertaste is sour and dry with notes of cranberry, sour cherry and raspberry, alongside some oak. A very well done flavor profile. Dry and puckering, quite sour, but after the manner of sour red fruit and not vinegar or citrus. It has a depth and complexity to it, with fruitiness and oak helping to keep things balanced beneath the sourness. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium-high carbonation and a puckering, drying feel. Extremely nice, refreshing, yet also encouraging you to sip. The mouthfeel compliments the flavor profile nicely. Overall this is an excellent sour. It has a wonderful wild, sour, slightly fruity aroma, an excellent sour, fruity and complex flavor profile and mouthfeel that aids both the flavor of the beer and the drinking experience. Very well executed and quite a treat. Bottled on April 11th, 2013 and consumed on May 31, 2014.

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4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml poured into a SN tulip

A: Pours a beautiful crisp clear mahogany almost amber or copper color. Small head formed at first after pouring but quickly dissipated. Carbonation is medium to high.

S: Smells very lactic and tart. Dark fruits and great oak character. Very earthy and nice subtle hints of vanilla and good yeast spice. Aroma is very fruity and sweet but interesting for sure.

T: Nice tart bite and good oak character right up front. Dark fruits and almost vinous character make for a very interesting brew. Not as tart as I was hoping but this bottle is young and would love to see how it ages. Nice dryness and almost tannin finish makes for a refreshing brew as well.

M: Dry and fruity with good oak character and tannins lingering between sips.

O: A great beer for sure but my expectations where a little high and was slightly let down. Don't get me wrong, its an amazing brew and definitely a must have by RR but maybe I'll give it another shot with some age.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,258 ratings.