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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,337 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,337
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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od_sf

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2012 03:16:04 | More by od_sf
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kyager2000

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

04-26-2012 17:01:58 | More by kyager2000
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alwaysanswerb

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2012 00:16:39 | More by alwaysanswerb
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acat25

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2012 21:55:24 | More by acat25
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-25-2012 13:50:56 | More by Unchi
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

04-25-2012 01:38:14 | More by TimPell
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Mehtavic

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-24-2012 06:05:50 | More by Mehtavic
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

04-23-2012 18:22:43 | More by funkel81
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zachary80

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-23-2012 02:46:34 | More by zachary80
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to find this while on a day trip to Pennsylvania. We don't get the amazing offerings from Russian River in New Jersey. So, I have to find it in Pennsylvania or from friends and family visiting from California.

My review is from batch 007... look at that... drinking James Bond beer!

I poured Supplication into a snifter to hold in the great smell coming off the beer. Speaking of, this beer smells amazing. You get a great dose of sour coming off the top. There is also a decent amount of cherry.

Supplication looks pretty good. The foam is minimal, as expected for an aged beer (this one is almost five years!). There is also some pretty good alcohol legs on the glass.

The flavor is very vibrant. You really have to sip this because a mouthfull is just too strong. This is a great example of a sour. You can get the cherry, yeast, and pinot noir in the glass. I also like the way it tingles a little in the mouth.

This is a very good beer. I wish I didn't have to go so far out of my way to get the greatness coming from Russian River.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 01:40:50 | More by ummswimmin
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mgobrew10

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-20-2012 16:14:59 | More by mgobrew10
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GJ40

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at the brewpub. This may just be my favorite RR sour. It's got a big sour bite but a rich flavor that goes beyond that. The fruity and woody notes help make every sip as interesting as the last. I just can't get enough of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 13:28:06 | More by GJ40
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mrsdrabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -12.5%

04-19-2012 05:07:08 | More by mrsdrabmuh
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 17/4/12 batch 007 even James Bond would put down the shaker for a glass of this one

A great dark reddish amber with so many bubbles I can't tell if there going up or down, this one is very much alive, two fingers of light tan head hold on for a little while stopping at a well retained thin film that doesn't allow you to see the liquid, just a few random dots of lace

S right out of the bottle as I pour I get some woody vinous notes, the funk is mild and blends in perfectly with the oak and some sour strawberry and cherry, there's a little vinegar and cider notes but everything just blends together so well after a few minuets I struggle to pin point anything it all just meshes together, what amazing stuff

T it mimics the smell very well thankfully, one second I'm getting some oaked vinous notes, then it morphs to sour cherry and the next sip the funk comes out to play, just wonderful stuff

M sour but not turning my mouth inside out, plenty of pin prick bubbles no doubt about that, leaves the mouth a little slick, and a little cherry vinegar lingers

O an epiphany in a glass of beer? this one's an eye opener for me, what else in life have I been missing out on?

This ones changed the way I look at sours, such a well made brew, many things needed to happen in just the right proportion and order to make this what it is. On top of that it also needed to be well packaged and sent to me by the most generous and awesome Rutager

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 18:07:55 | More by wordemupg
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-18-2012 13:51:15 | More by yergermeister
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7%

04-18-2012 02:08:11 | More by standardcherry
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vobr0002

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-18-2012 01:32:49 | More by vobr0002
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geoffsm12

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-17-2012 01:54:35 | More by geoffsm12
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -50.8%

04-16-2012 22:23:39 | More by aszatk01
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BradleySig

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2012 22:09:51 | More by BradleySig
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Bulshrk

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

04-16-2012 18:44:29 | More by Bulshrk
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markeyri

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-16-2012 16:29:40 | More by markeyri
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kbamrick

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-16-2012 13:43:19 | More by kbamrick
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EfilsGod


4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-16-2012 08:38:31 | More by EfilsGod
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-16-2012 01:46:12 | More by csustar001
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,337 ratings.