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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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5,060 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,060
Reviews: 1,330
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 2,232
Gots: 1,556 | FT: 101
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to StoneBrewFanatic for sharing this one. Poured into a sniffer. I'm not sure what the vintage is but I think it was from 2008.

This is another beer that I'm glad I finally got to try. It pours a deep reddish mahogany with small particles floating in the beer. The beer itself is topped off with a thin off white head that quickly fades to a ring around the center. The aroma is subtle but complex, tobacco, plums, raisins, figs, tart cherries, and currants. The lactic aroma is more subtle then other RR beers. Peaking through the other aromas is a bit of funk, but not a pronounced amount of funk. The flavor is just as complex as the aroma, figs, plums, raisins and cherries with sour tones. The carbonation is at a minimum and the body is medium-light with a lingering sour finish. Excellent beer and something I would definitely seek out again.

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Batch 5 bottle poured into snifter.

A - copper with minimal head.
S - lemon, tart cherry, wet leather, dirt, hay, and toasted bread
T - cherry, dry red wine, oak, Brett funk, stale bread
M - thin with high carbonation
O - probably in my top 5 American sours. I need to get more of this to cellar.

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Poured from a bottle into a 16 oz. Tripel Karmeliet glass.
A- reddish copper appearance with a thin head

S- cherries, yeast, and wine.

T- wine, yeast, mild breadiness, sour wine finish. Paired it with a Belgium endive salad with capers and vinaigrette.

M- very sour sour beer. Taste lingers on pallet.

O- I did not like this beer the first time I had it. Now I appreciate the sourness. I love RR for the high ibu beers and this beer brings something different to the table.

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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.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,060 ratings.