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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,412 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,412
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,064
Gots: 1,325 | FT: 82
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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4.25/5  rDev -7%

08-23-2012 08:18:04 | More by stunna
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4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

New batch labeling - just a date, 6/22/12.

A - Head of about a finger quickly dissolves to nothing. Thought I saw a nice light reddish brown color before it went away. Body is very clear and a dark apple juice color. Slight reddishness to it.

S - It has that absolute tart aroma to it, but you can tell there is something in there to balance it out. Apples, cherries, and grapefruit. Tartness of a lemon. Only a slight funkiness to it.

T - Just about the same as the nose except maybe a little more funk. It's all the mostly balanced beer I have had though. Just the right amount of sour and sweet and funk to be wonderful. Again some nice red apple, raspberry, and lime/lime rind.

M - Very drying, light bodied and nice carbonation. Probably my one complaint about this beer.

O - A delight to drink, just a little on the pricey side.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-21-2012 20:52:38 | More by rwalker_sfg
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

08-20-2012 21:56:03 | More by FullObs
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

08-20-2012 19:47:00 | More by ryser2k
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-20-2012 17:46:14 | More by amedelman
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08-20-2012 08:19:43 | More by dragnalus
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California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-19-2012 06:16:32 | More by hpthebull
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Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! What an incredible beer. It's got some serious sour power. The pinot characteristics are very prominent - it's almost like a sparkling pinot noir. It pours a lighter reddish brown color, though, so I guess maybe not "almost like," but in some regards sure.

Anyway, you got that wine smell/taste with some tart cherries and oak flavor. It's phenominal and wholly unique. You'll be hard pressed to find a better sour.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2012 06:34:00 | More by TheRealBigC
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4.05/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the source

Look: Pours a reddish brown color with a 1/4 inch off white head and ok retention some spotty lace

Smell: Tart cherries sour apples vinegar and a bit of oak

Taste: The flavor is far more balanced than I expected it to be. The beer starts off with sour cherries with some slight funk. This is followed up by a touch of sour apples and vinegar.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium body fair amount of carbonation light and crisp and tingly

Overall: A pretty good wild ale I would drink this again if someone gave it to mel

Serving type: on-tap

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,412 ratings.