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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,599 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,599
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,107
Gots: 1,387 | FT: 89
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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prender1482

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-04-2012 23:18:45 | More by prender1482
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newk340

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-04-2012 20:50:36 | More by newk340
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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-04-2012 02:05:53 | More by dudeabides76
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chrispoint

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-03-2012 19:08:34 | More by chrispoint
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siddhartha

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-03-2012 17:14:47 | More by siddhartha
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Rckmo10

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-03-2012 05:05:23 | More by Rckmo10
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wagenvolks

Texas

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
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Scout11

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-03-2012 01:32:50 | More by Scout11
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nycwinter

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-02-2012 20:53:32 | More by nycwinter
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indieraycer2

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-01-2012 18:30:19 | More by indieraycer2
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mchodge13

Maryland

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-01-2012 17:50:58 | More by mchodge13
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-01-2012 17:44:08 | More by SageO
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herrorara

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-31-2012 20:14:33 | More by herrorara
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -7%

01-31-2012 15:53:29 | More by phingdong
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chalkfullof

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-31-2012 05:45:55 | More by chalkfullof
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alpineclimber

Alberta (Canada)

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
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-31-2012 01:53:56 | More by uvm2003
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-30-2012 22:17:15 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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avaldivia

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-30-2012 04:44:30 | More by avaldivia
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-30-2012 01:31:02 | More by jfcaa193
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vandemonian

Maryland

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

O: 4.5

01-30-2012 01:14:47 | More by vandemonian
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Breylan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2012 22:27:05 | More by Breylan
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canadianghetto

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2012 16:22:16 | More by canadianghetto
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Adamdc

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2012 13:35:35 | More by Adamdc
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Jefe73

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-29-2012 13:23:29 | More by Jefe73
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,599 ratings.