Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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