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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

4,335 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,335
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,037
Gots: 1,302 | FT: 80
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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douginromeo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2013 01:17:18 | More by douginromeo
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2013 15:59:22 | More by harsley
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-26-2013 15:12:02 | More by Kjanisch7
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primrose54

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2013 00:42:57 | More by primrose54
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csfcmitchell

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-25-2013 18:56:46 | More by csfcmitchell
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sharpski

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2013 17:22:45 | More by sharpski
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MCZACH5664

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2013 14:30:08 | More by MCZACH5664
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RyanLaw

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-25-2013 05:44:20 | More by RyanLaw
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-24-2013 13:32:33 | More by Jordy777
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into an Ommegang Game Of Thrones chalice. Found it at Pinocchio's in Media, PA. Thanks to Evan from Manayunk Brewery for tipping me off to go there.

AP: Nice rich amber and reddish rusty colour. Initial head was about 1" but faded quickly to 1/8". Had that nice acidic sizzle sound of the carbonation with small tight little bubbles flowing from bottom to top.
AR: Has that classic aroma I associate with Wild Ales, Lambics, Sours, Flanders, etc., which is like taking a hard sourdough pretzel and liquefying it. Apple cider/vinegar notes as well with grape skins and cherries, a bit of barrel mustiness, too. Great nose on this.
T: Very much like the nose. The balance of the sour and acidity is nearly perfect. Nice apple cider like flavour with rye sourdough grains. The addition of the cherries and Pinot Noir barrel add great depth to this. They blend well with the base of the beer. After the initial cider taste, the fruits come softly rolling in, like putting a couple of dark grapes and a cherry in your mouth and biting down on them. I also get a bit of plum as well. A very well rounded beer.
M: Neither the sourness nor tartness are too much here. In fact, they are just about right. Good carbonation, crisp and acidic on the tongue, palate cleansing but a nice viscous feel from the fruit and barrel to make for a rather smooth finish.
OV: I'm really wishing this was a 500ml bottle right now. I love Wild Ales and Sours and this beer is delicious. Well done base with the addition of cherries and PN barrel mixing well and making this a well rounded treat.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 03:52:11 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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GaToWyo

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-24-2013 02:23:41 | More by GaToWyo
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

07-24-2013 00:35:58 | More by ejimhof
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smittybrew83

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2013 17:38:19 | More by smittybrew83
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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml corked bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

A- Pours a pretty reddish-brown color with a thin half-inch head that dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing, but I was drinking it from a hotel glass of dubious cleanliness. Minimal but sufficient effervesence.

S- Definitely started with the unmistakable odor of sweet and sour cherries, with fruity notes that smacked of raisins, dates, and currants. I caught some sweet malt back there, too, but it was elusive.

T- Wow...clean, dry, tart...reminded me of a fine champagne. Very complex with a nice fresh finish that left me wanting another sip. As I savored it, I also was reminded of a fleeting bourbon-like woody taste, with a faint but perceptible spiciness. Overall, a great balance between all the flavors.

M- Outstanding. Not too thin, very crisp and dry, the tartness faded quickly, leaving a clean puckering feeling to my mouth.

O- I picked this one up from a Denver liquor store, and I had to ask for Russian River products, which they had stashed in the back. Now I know why. I wasn't disappointed. American Wid Ales are just awesome, and this is my second brew from the style. Overall, absolutely incredible, to be enjoyed any time of year. Absolutely delicious and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 03:33:17 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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NorCalBeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 02:30:47 | More by NorCalBeer
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badboy7113

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2013 01:49:02 | More by badboy7113
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lpstar

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 01:44:01 | More by lpstar
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Envelopes

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-22-2013 23:21:34 | More by Envelopes
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michellaneous413

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2013 18:42:38 | More by michellaneous413
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-22-2013 16:40:52 | More by mythaeus
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2013 16:02:28 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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ari32

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-22-2013 15:59:59 | More by ari32
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iJyuken

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml batch 10

A - Very little head when poured. the head that was there was creamy tan. head clings to the side of the tulip after pouring. liquid was a little lite, like a brown ale with some water added.

S -tart cherries and an oak barrel factory. Dry on the smell with tons of vinegar.

T - Sour fruit immediately cut by oak notes and dry pinot.

M - Lite body, very tart in the mouth, nice dry smoothness at the end.

O - Will seek out again, would like to see what age does and does not do to this beer. Amazing American sour...

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 15:10:18 | More by iJyuken
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elNopalero

Texas

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

This beauty pours with a light golden-amber color.
There’s a lightly tart aroma to it which is immediately noticeable. The flavor has a pronounced tart/sour cherry character with a highly acidic sourness intensifying the tasting experience. Fantastic brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 07:35:47 | More by elNopalero
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psychotia

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-22-2013 03:28:06 | More by psychotia
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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