1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SupplicationSupplication

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,399 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,399
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,056
Gots: 1,322 | FT: 81
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Supplication Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,399 | Reviews: 1,303 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Alpar
Alpar

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-21-2012 00:16:55 | More by Alpar
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer from Retail1LO. Thanks Hayden!

This completes the 100 "Beers of Fame" for me as of 1/19/12.

375ml bottle (batch 007) served in a tulip glass.

L - hazed rust color with a big fluffy off-white head that had good retention and left lots of lacing behind.

S - sour cherries, red wine, some woodiness and a slight bit of funk.

T - borderline mouth puckering sour cherry taste with notes of the Pinot Noir barrel aging finishing tart and dry.

F - light/medium bodied, crisp and dry feel, very drinkable.

O - an absolute pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 01:25:03 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of Shackman
Shackman

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-20-2012 00:07:01 | More by Shackman
Photo of ryantastad
ryantastad

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2012 21:53:57 | More by ryantastad
Photo of SEHopper
SEHopper

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-19-2012 16:15:09 | More by SEHopper
Photo of xenjoiii
xenjoiii

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-19-2012 15:06:10 | More by xenjoiii
Photo of pirmannt1
pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-19-2012 05:21:05 | More by pirmannt1
Photo of ralphw56
ralphw56

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2012 02:45:52 | More by ralphw56
Photo of joshwalt
joshwalt

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2012 00:55:40 | More by joshwalt
Photo of Billakowski
Billakowski

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-18-2012 17:08:13 | More by Billakowski
Photo of Pwnzilla
Pwnzilla

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-18-2012 06:51:53 | More by Pwnzilla
Photo of frogships
frogships

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-18-2012 06:04:35 | More by frogships
Photo of stirlingtrent
stirlingtrent

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-18-2012 03:14:00 | More by stirlingtrent
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-17-2012 20:31:14 | More by KAF
Photo of Sparger
Sparger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-16-2012 15:10:38 | More by Sparger
Photo of tigg924
tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay Chalice

Appearance: minimal head, cloudy, dark red/brown in color, some sediment, low carbonation

Smell: cherry, sour mix, and sweet sugary fruit

Taste: cherry, wood, sour mix, and sweet sugary fruit

Mouthfeel: sweet and sour, light bodied, medium carbonation but very prickly--maybe due to the sourness.

Overall: I remember this being better on tap at Extreme Beer Fest a couple years ago. That said in the bottle this is still excellent. Very sour, yet not as sour as most I have had from Cantillon. I could drink several glasses of this if I could find it. One of my favorites from Russian River.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 13:42:45 | More by tigg924
Photo of SkiBum22
SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light redish brown with 1.5 finger head. Decent retention, excellent lacing.

S - Green apples, oak, slight vanilla

T - Taste starts out sour and funky with lots of citric notes. Sour cherries and grapes appear in the middle. Finishes very sour and astringent.

M - Full bodied, medium acidity, great balance, nice complexity and long finish

O - One of the best American Wild Ales I've had. Glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 03:02:28 | More by SkiBum22
Photo of gafferjohn
gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-15-2012 23:32:52 | More by gafferjohn
Photo of denimdemon
denimdemon

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-15-2012 22:45:13 | More by denimdemon
Photo of Stoutsman
Stoutsman

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-14-2012 22:21:07 | More by Stoutsman
Photo of jeffmart22
jeffmart22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear ruby orange with a two finger head that dissipates to just a thin layer. The lacing is light to moderate. Nice amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

A - Tart and sour smelling. Slight hint of the Pinot Noir barrels. Tart cherry aroma. Also a nice earthly spice aroma from the wild yeast. Very interesting smelling beer.

T - Wow, extremely tart and sour. Sours Cherry. Drinks like a dry white wine only more funky. Sour from start to finish. Becomes easier to drink with every sip. Finished very dry.

M - Medium in body. Carbonated very well. Flavor duration is long.
Mouth watering.

O - One of the most interesting beers I've had. You gotta enjoy sours to like this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 19:53:33 | More by jeffmart22
Photo of charlzm
charlzm

California

3.05/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed Saturday, January 7 2012 at Blue Palms Brewhouse, Hollywood, CA in a snifter.

The beer is a clear dark Amber with a fine white head of very modest height.

No aroma at all. Odd.

Flavor is slightly sweet, peachy before the sourness kicks in. Somewhere between tart and unbearable, it is long lasting and fairly well- moderated. The finish is lightly bitter. Overall, fairly straightforward and lacking in complexity.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable.

Relatively drinkable.

Not a big fan.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 18:03:21 | More by charlzm
Photo of CaptainIPA
CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap @ Higgins Restaurant and Bar in Portland, Oregon and presented in a snifter. Final pour of the keg = lucky me.

Pours a hazed orange amber with active carbonation and impressive lacing.

Tart aromas of wild yeast, apple cider and sour cherries.

Opens with a tart snap of cider and biscuity malt flavors. Active, prickly carbonation throughout. Moves into a balsamic vinegar middle with hints of wild yeast and sour cherries. Puckering mouthfeel. Sharp hop presence emerges before reverting to mild malt sweetness. Finishes dry with a touch of wood smoke. So very sessionable; many regrets that I had time for only one. Then again, there was no more to be had.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 01:33:47 | More by CaptainIPA
Photo of busterthecat
busterthecat

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-13-2012 22:15:26 | More by busterthecat
Photo of Schade
Schade

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-13-2012 20:36:26 | More by Schade
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,399 ratings.