Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -2.6%
375ml bottle (Batch 08) into a Corsendonk tulip.
Supplication pours with a ruddy, copper-tinted amber hue. Active carbonation streams up at the edges of the glass to fuel a well-retained cap of tan khaki head. Excellent aroma is bursting with tart cherry juice and skin. Oaky wine barrels creep into the background with an earthy, tannic funk that plays well off the tartness. There's even the slightest note of vanilla sweetness to round off the profile.
The flavor impeccably recreates what the aroma suggested this beer would bring--dry, acetic wine notes laced with cherry tartness and wooden funk. My only qualm is the mouthfeel, as I feel that a tighter, creamier carbonation level would allow this beer to explore the palate a bit longer. Still, my nit-pick is a minor one. This is a fantastic sour ale and an essential representative of the style.
02-03-2012 02:39:45 | More by wagenvolks
4.45/5 rDev -2.6%
Batch number 006X2, cork and caged 375ml bottle that popped loudly and then gushed all over the kitchen, off to a good start with this one....
A good looking ruby brew with a huge white foamy head that recedes to leave a ring of bubbles and good lacing.
Nose is of sour and tart cherry, oak cask, a good amount of funk and a slight sweetness.
Taste is fairly complex, the cherry takes front and center with layers of funk, the wine barrel comes through nicely, a slight sweetness and a slight tanic taste in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin with a decent amount of carbonation.
Supplication is a good wild ale, not overly sour or sweet but very approachable.
01-31-2012 03:29:58 | More by alpineclimber
4.33/5 rDev -5.3%
Russian River Supplication is an amazing beer. There are so many flavours: sourness; wood; grape; cherry; and malt. They are all noticeable and they are integrated into a wonderful overall flavour. Great beer!
A: Red colour and a 5 mm head that fades leaving little lacing. Shake the glass and the head comes back. 4
S: Malt, lemon rind and some sourness. Pleasant. 4
T: Sourness with hints of wood. Dry. The sourness dominates over the malt. There is some sour funk from the bugs as well as some bitter grape sourness from the wine. The finish is a a mix of grapeskins and a little funk. So many flavours in there and yet they combine into something great. 4.5
M: Foamy. 4
01-30-2012 01:14:47 | More by vandemonian
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,599 ratings.