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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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5,258 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,258
Reviews: 1,350
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2,353
Gots: 1,677 | FT: 115
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2005

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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to youradhere for the bottle.

375ml cork and caged bottle a little above fridge temp poured into a snifter. batch 006x1.

pours out a hazy deep red, amber/brown color. some sediment visible. a very nice fizzy off white 2 finger cap of foam off the pour that left a super creamy thick layer. nice lace as well. looks great.

big funk and sour fruit in the aroma. musty, barnyard funk, old leather, lots of tart lemon, tart sour cherries. a touch of vinegar. bits of alcohol noticable as it warms.

the first sip was initially super, mouth-puckering sour. your palate quickly adjusts. tart, sour lemons battle with sour cherries. musty funk as well as maybe some lactic funk. white wine flavors towards the finish, then a nice malty base really brings it home. some oaky, wine like tannins are noticable at times.

enamel striping intense sour, love it. lingers forever with a sour candy thing goin on. bright, bubbly carbonation. effervescent.

really a top notch sour. this could almost go for a flanders red. tons of sour, lemons, wine, cherries, the perfect amount of funk...whats not to love?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I mean, what more is there to say about this beer that hasn't already been said? It's fabled, it's revered, it's adored and rightly so! Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Russian River "tion" glass. Batch 005x3.

Poures a purplish magenta with a thin white head that dissipates to just form a crown around the glass of pure white bubbles. I've never seen a beer with the depth of color this one has, ever.

The nose is the best part. You immediatly get the sour, funky characteristics but they're all bound together with this extremely prominent red wine characteristic. Tons of oak, slight vanilla, and a not-too-well hidden tartness. Amazing what's going on here.

The taste is a journey on it's own. Initially when I sip this beer there is a wonderful red wine characteristic married with the oakiness that lends an almost sweet tone to the beer but then the tartness from the bugs takes over and just enhances the previous flavors amazingly without the sweetness getting out of control. Finishes extremely dry. Perfect carbonation.

Like I said, what else can you say about Supplication or Russian River as it is? They're super hyped and deserve that hype. Supplication is probably the best American Wild Ale in existence. I need to buy this by the case. So in love.

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,258 ratings.