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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,408 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,408
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,064
Gots: 1,322 | 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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javiernano

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-06-2012 02:13:45 | More by javiernano
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archey

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

03-06-2012 00:12:06 | More by archey
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Mattylegend

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

03-05-2012 20:09:04 | More by Mattylegend
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-05-2012 00:29:50 | More by millelacsmark
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n2185

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with less than a finger of beige head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: lots of tart cherries, sour, and funky aromas. There are sweet candy sugar and bubblegum notes underneath. Smells quite good.

T: lots of tart and sour notes up front with some lighter acetic flavors. Some funky and tart cherry flavors bring up the finish.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp and dry.

O: a good sour overall, though the taste doesn't have quite the complexity of the nose. Still, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:26:32 | More by n2185
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cpacheco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

03-03-2012 06:33:07 | More by cpacheco
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aclark44

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -34.4%

03-03-2012 02:29:31 | More by aclark44
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-02-2012 21:40:38 | More by heddar33
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VIPbeer

New York

3/5  rDev -34.4%

03-02-2012 14:54:08 | More by VIPbeer
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-02-2012 06:03:01 | More by let8it8grow
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Rjhami

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-01-2012 18:30:44 | More by Rjhami
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BabyTree

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-01-2012 14:45:47 | More by BabyTree
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bthomas

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-01-2012 10:14:07 | More by bthomas
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wrycon

Minnesota

4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TicoCali for this.

Pours a quite transparent burnt umber. Very attractive. Not much head to speak of. Just a whisper of off-white that dissipates immediately. Lots of cherries in the initial nose, but that gives way to both a sharpness of what I guess would be the pinot barrels and a bluntness of wood (guess what that's attributed to). I don't know if brett's involved, but there is a layer of funk in the nose, as well. There is a robustness to the nose, like vanilla-coated cranberries. Holy moly, this is a great sour. Just a wisp of sweetness at the start and then a torrent of pucker grabs your tongue. Getting some green apple-type pucker with deeper raisin and wine notes. At the very end, there's a semi-thick layer that blunts the sour onslaught and invites a new sip. Very interesting how much the middle bounces off the tongue and how buoyant this sour is. Great stuff.

Like It? Yes, Of Course

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 04:21:49 | More by wrycon
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SeaOfShells

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-28-2012 22:55:27 | More by SeaOfShells
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Kirby


4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-28-2012 22:13:34 | More by Kirby
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle poured into a tulip
Batch 008

A: Hazy dark amber brown with a redish hue. 1 fingers width sea foam white head which dissipates relatively quickly to a very small rim and leaves no lacing.

S: Brett, banana, apples, sour cherries, subtle oak and candied sugar.

T: Such powerful flavors. Big tart sourness, banana, apple, sour white grape, Belgium yeast on the finish. There is also an acidic quality, some red wine flavors come on late, and it leaves a lingering sweet after taste of banana. So good.

M/D: Heavy carbonation, medium bodied with a vibrant lively mouthfeel. You could certainly drink multiples in a session.

O: Great beer! Excellent tart sourness with some bready malt rounded out with Belgium yeast.  Well balanced with strong but not over powering sourness.   This is the third RR wild ale I've had the pleasure of drinking. All were fantastic (supplication, consecration, and temptation), I think I may slightly like temptation the best however all are wonderful and I'd gladly drink any of them any chance I could get.  

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:41:42 | More by zac16125
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cccupps3

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2012 20:25:39 | More by cccupps3
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2012 18:35:59 | More by iL0VEbeer
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scott2269

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2012 15:48:35 | More by scott2269
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2012 04:37:31 | More by ms11781
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pjs234

Connecticut

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

Batch 008

A - A very careful and slow pour results in a monstrous three to four finger head. The head is very fluffy and hangs out for a while before fading away with hardly any lacing. The beer itself if a cloudy copper color with constant carbonation bubbles streaming to the surface

S - Holy tart batman... made my mouth water excessively. Smells of apples, grapes and cherries. Can tell this one will be sour.

T - Very tart and sour on first sip, but some sweetness is present as the sip progresses. The sour flavors come from the cherries. The finish is very nice. Also, this beer hides the 7% ABV very well, as there is no noticeable alcohol flavors.

M - Very light and crisp mouthfeel. Very carbonated and actually a tad refreshing. Very drinkable.

O - I have always liked sours and this one just cements that feeling. I really enjoyed this and wish that this beer were available around here.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:41:33 | More by pjs234
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notalumberjack

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.5%

02-25-2012 22:06:26 | More by notalumberjack
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jsvt

Vermont

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-25-2012 21:40:14 | More by jsvt
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Nightrain87

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-25-2012 19:22:22 | More by Nightrain87
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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