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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

4,595 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,595
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,105
Gots: 1,386 | FT: 90
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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The_Walrus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2012 04:01:16 | More by The_Walrus
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2012 18:59:55 | More by Patrickbrusil
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2012 02:09:48 | More by pcarney8
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Dagsy

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-21-2012 21:45:05 | More by Dagsy
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WindedIndian

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -7%

12-21-2012 16:45:54 | More by WindedIndian
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-20-2012 22:05:48 | More by mrebeka
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%

375mL bottle batch # 005x3 consumed 12/19/12

Appearance: Deep bourbon-y brown with a nice tan head

Nose: Cherry candies, tart cranberry juice, sweet caramel, and toasty oak. Really nice combination of aromas.

Taste: Cherry forward, with the caramel and oak underneath. Some of the tart cranberry and strawberry from the Pinot Noir barrels are evident. Complex and a nice balance of tart and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a hint of tannic dryness.

Overall: The cherries get to be a bit much when it warms up but sipping it slowly reveals a complex combination of tasty flavors and aromas.

12-20-2012 20:06:52 | More by fdig23
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jerichobear

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-20-2012 03:02:58 | More by jerichobear
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

12-20-2012 02:37:14 | More by 2GOOFY
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.9/5  rDev +7.2%

Not following regular format here:

FUNK, Pinot, dry grassiness, puckingly sour but not overly so. Acidic. I've had Beatification and I'm not sure it's better, just different. They are equally as good. One is just rarer than the other.

I've had a decent amount of Belgian examples of the style and this trumphs most but weird as it may be, I prefer this to most Krieks. Also, let it be known I've never had a Cantillon Beer so please take this fact into account...

Everything I look for in a sour with cherries added is right freaking here.

Dry, and semi grassy finish allows for this one to be more drinkabe than any other representation of the style I've had but that doesn't neccessarily mean best.

Near perfect beer. Well Done RRBC.

12-20-2012 01:53:21 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Petcha

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-19-2012 23:46:15 | More by Petcha
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McStagger

California

4.33/5  rDev -5.3%

Review from notes.

A: Poured into a wine glass. Beaten copper color with minimal head and minimal lacing. First appearance is hazy, but that is actually extremely fine carbonation rising to the surface. Tiniest little bubbles ever.

S: Cherries, sour mash, lactobacillus funk, candied red fruit, barnyard, straw.

T: Barnyard funk, musty beginning, acidic, wine like, tart bright cherry candy finish (think cherry Jolly Rancher). Flavor sticks with you.

M: Big acidity. Absolutely massive flavor for being light to medium bodied. Carbonation works wonders to bring everything together.

O: The mountain top of sours. Extremely high quality, very flavorful without being a "big" beer. One of the paragons of the style.

12-18-2012 23:27:34 | More by McStagger
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jgluck

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2012 22:18:47 | More by jgluck
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heavenlyStash

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-17-2012 04:24:00 | More by heavenlyStash
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Honus1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2012 04:04:17 | More by Honus1
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mbixler

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2012 17:46:40 | More by mbixler
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AWfulcloy


5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-16-2012 17:28:53 | More by AWfulcloy
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Rfunk

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

12-16-2012 09:06:41 | More by Rfunk
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-16-2012 05:16:38 | More by teddyarrowhead
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ber12

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-16-2012 01:36:40 | More by ber12
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CanConPhilly

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -34.4%

12-15-2012 20:52:44 | More by CanConPhilly
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Plasmamonkey

Japan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-15-2012 19:25:30 | More by Plasmamonkey
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NickT1218

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2012 04:25:30 | More by NickT1218
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Treb0R

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2012 16:03:16 | More by Treb0R
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iadler

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -8.1%

Big thanks to Mista for opening this bottle. Batch 10.

A- Pours a translucent ruby red with a thin white cap that leaves no lacing behind.

S- Pungent aroma with tart cherries, red grapes, raspberries, vinegar, vanilla and oak.

T- The taste is toned down a bit with vinegar, freshly pressed cherries, vanilla, red grapes, lemon, brett, juice and some sweet tarts.

M- Medium carbonation with a crisp dry finish.

O- A really well done sour that has a nice balance of tartness, fruitiness and funkiness that isn't too mouth puckering. Would love to have a couple more bottles of this and see how it develops.

12-13-2012 05:27:08 | More by iadler
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,595 ratings.