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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

4,562 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,562
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,102
Gots: 1,368 | 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.

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MadeInOregon

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

10-28-2012 23:04:28 | More by MadeInOregon
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

10-28-2012 20:39:03 | More by Marty30
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-28-2012 20:07:17 | More by Swonkie
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Ogre

Oregon

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-28-2012 18:01:44 | More by Ogre
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profbobo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-27-2012 02:01:09 | More by profbobo
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brbrocc

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

10-26-2012 22:55:39 | More by brbrocc
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev -0.4%

Bottle from iguenard, batch 009. 375ml into a tulip.

Browned red, witha finger and change of eggshell head. Moderate retention and good lacing. Nose has oak, cherries, light acetic, mild vinous character, and some underlying sweet malt predominantly masked by the acid. Some underripe apple as well. Taste has sweet oak and malt character initially, and opens up immediately into really juicy cherries, acid and finishes with a subtle pucker. More acidic than directly tart/sour. Shred of alcohol.Mediumhigh carbonation, slight spritz in the conclusion. Complex and fantastically delicious, has all of the qualities I love in a sour.

10-26-2012 02:56:34 | More by liamt07
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damngoode

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-25-2012 23:47:06 | More by damngoode
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Blixa

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-25-2012 00:45:44 | More by Blixa
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-24-2012 22:05:30 | More by flipdog0
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JayCin

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

10-24-2012 21:20:35 | More by JayCin
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-23-2012 05:07:25 | More by joshwith
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AbbyAlex


5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-23-2012 02:07:19 | More by AbbyAlex
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-22-2012 22:25:15 | More by MrRockstar
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mpetersen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-22-2012 21:46:20 | More by mpetersen
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-22-2012 20:27:32 | More by Myst
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JRBecks

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-22-2012 18:30:27 | More by JRBecks
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lenderpants

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-22-2012 01:13:25 | More by lenderpants
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DreamsOfMarshallWharf

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-22-2012 00:16:25 | More by DreamsOfMarshallWharf
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MagicJeff

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured from a corked bottle into my RR Belgian glass.

Appearance: Deep amber/ruby/almost reddish brown. See a lot of carbonation with a decent head. Head eventually recedes to an 1/8 head.

Smell: Cherries, yeast. Not impressed by the smell or appearance honestly.

Taste: This is where it gets better. Tartness hits you immediately. Immediate cherries into some sweet and sour apple. You can taste the wine from the wine barrels. It all works really well. Love the complexity.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation initially intimidated me but it all works really well. Medium bodied.

Overall: Not for the faint of heart. Wouldn't recommend this for someone's first sour. At the same time, I love the pinot barrel taste and the complexities. Not necessarily the best sour I've ever had but I would certainly recommend. Don't get why so many find this one "world class"...had many European sours that trump this one. Either way, I woould love to try this one on tap to see if I spot anything else. Good stuff.

10-22-2012 00:09:13 | More by MagicJeff
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

10-20-2012 22:11:55 | More by nosavingsaccount
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Trio2shine

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-19-2012 22:49:25 | More by Trio2shine
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Maddmartagan


4.98/5  rDev +9%

Wow, what a beer.

Just getting into sours and my buddy brought me one of these back.

Pours rich amber, almost reddish with fluffy white head that stuck around. Good retention.

Great smell. Tart, cherries, oak, and some good funk. Hints of oak as it warms a little.

Flavor was off that charts. Super tart up front, hits the back of the teeth aggressively, then it smooths out. Cherries, some lemon, Brett funk, all kinds of stuff going on.

Good carbonation that keeps all the complexity and flavors slightly at bay. Balances on the tongue.

Overall? One of the best beers I've ever had. Sours might be my new favorite thing. Not sure any will ever beat Supplication though

10-19-2012 15:34:16 | More by Maddmartagan
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

10-19-2012 12:34:25 | More by DrLaFollette
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

10-19-2012 06:39:59 | More by foxyaardvark27
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,562 ratings.