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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,335 Ratings
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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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5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-18-2012 21:15:43 | More by Cowcakes
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-17-2012 17:24:40 | More by sludgegnome
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-17-2012 00:26:05 | More by ccozzi
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iKrystin

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-16-2012 06:59:50 | More by iKrystin
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mjr2377

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Pete27lax

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-14-2012 08:52:03 | More by Pete27lax
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Very nice amber color. Slight tint of burgundy. Very thin fine off white head that dissipated fast. No lacing really.

S: Currants, funk, feet, earth. Oak and fresh cider apples and sour cherries. Maybe a pinch of cave aged gouda at the very end?

T: Obviously, the first thing that hits you is the sour characteristics of this crazy beer. It has a wild and complex array of sour apple, malt, pinot noir, funk fusion going on. The finish is clean and tight.

M: It's not as tannic as you would think and leaves the sides of your tongue alone. It's extremely palatable and smooth to drink.

D: If Flanders and the Willamette Valley (Pinot growers) had a love child, this would be it. Very drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 05:39:02 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-14-2012 02:07:23 | More by Dontcounttoday
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #008

A - Amber in color but has a red hue to it. Not too cloudy, nice 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing.

S - Funk, pinot noir and cherries. Some alcohol seeping through.

T - Gobs of sour and tart hit your first! Midway you do get the presence of cherries. The dry, wine like finish leaves you wanting more.

M - Crisp, clean, dry, effervescent.

O - My first real foray into sours. It's a treat! Not a malt bomb or a hop bomb, but a cherry tart bomb! And it's just so drinkable with the cherries shining through but not being overpowering. Loved it!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 00:15:35 | More by cvm4
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2012 03:12:54 | More by Auror
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-13-2012 03:04:42 | More by TheBronze
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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light ruby & copper. Pours a small white head.

Aroma: Strawberries, wild yeast, very fruity. A little bit sweet.

Taste: Quite typical lambic style, but too sweet and fruity for my taste.

Mouthfeel: A little sparkly, medium-high carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall: Nothing special in my opinion. Decent enough beer, and it did grew on me a little as I went on, but many of its Belgian cousins are vastly superior.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 03:46:39 | More by Arborescence
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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