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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,695 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,695
Reviews: 1,312
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,130
Gots: 1,405 | FT: 93
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.

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

vobr0002, Apr 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

geoffsm12, Apr 17, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -50.8%

aszatk01, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

BradleySig, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Bulshrk, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

markeyri, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

kbamrick, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

EfilsGod, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

csustar001, Apr 16, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle share in Hoboken, NJ.

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden orange (almost copper) in color. The beer has a half finger tall dense off-white head that reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Some really great traditional aromas for a wild ale - sour/tart cherry, grape skins, hay, and barnyard funk. There are also some herbal and floral notes. Hints of lemon citrus and brett.

T: The flavor of the barrel comes through in this beer contributing some nice oakiness but the flavors really follow the smell. This beer has a decent amount of sourness but is not over the top - there is tart/sour cherries, some funkiness, and a measure of red wine tannins.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Prickly.

O: This is a great sour beer and one that I could enjoy drinking very regularly if only it was more easily available. This beer embodies what a sour/wild ale should be. Not overly sour to put off people new to the style but still really great.

dbrauneis, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Snowrs, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Dweedlebug, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -56.2%

oaktree42, Apr 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

sandy408, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

klink40, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

nickseevers, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to LaChupacabra for this one!!

A- Pours an intersting ruby color with a very quickly dissipating white head.

S- Some sour funk in the nose but pretty faint.

T- Tons of funk with some cherry notes that balance things nicely. I'm really digging this.

M- Prickly mouthfeel that works well for this beer.

O- For my first "big sour" this is a big win. Russian River can do no wrong! (as long as I forget about redemption)

pschul4, Apr 12, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks a lot like wine. Almost as though you mixed red and white wine. Pours a red-orange color with very little head. Looks very smooth.

S: Can smell a very faint presence of cherries. What I smell is good, but it is very perfunctory.

T: Wow. Haven't had too many sours, but this is great. Tastes like a cherry warhead, maybe not quite as sour.

M: Extremely smooth. Has the consistency of wine.

O: This is a fantastic sour beer. My experience with sours is limited, but compared to what I have had this is in the top 2 on my list.

areich6, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

eagles22, Apr 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

LynnHomeBrewer, Apr 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

manderson952, Apr 10, 2012
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4.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my best beer drinking experiences I've ever had.

Had it before last year at Hunahpu Day at Cigar City, but it kind of got lost in the incredible smorgasbord of beers we drank. Had it the other day via the kindness of a new found friend, and it blew me away properly.

It's so tart and refreshing I just want to keep drinking it, but at 7% it can sneak up on you. An excellent sour ale. Tart hints of grapes and maybe some lemony notes in the aroma. Good sour funk. Very similar and equally delicious flavor.

Russian River never fails to impress me.

CaskBeerouac, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Souleman, Apr 09, 2012
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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