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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,173 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,173
Reviews: 1,337
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 2,294
Gots: 1,629 | FT: 110
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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4.92/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At the Hulmeville Inn's Russian River & Taco Bonanza.

On tap poured into a 10oz goblet. Pours a reddish amber in color with no head whatsoever and no sediment. Smell is faint but of mild vinegar and sweetness. taste is of potent vinegar and oaky vanilla. A little bit of cherry coming through not much tho. Not much lingering at all. Love sours and this is one of my favorites!

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to ales4baldo for this awesome wild ale!
Poured from the bottle to a tulip glass.
Pours a nice deep redish brown with orange hues when up to the light. I got a one finger head from a pretty vigorous pour that then disappears to nothing with no lacing.
Nose is bright with fruit, candy sugars, tart apple, cranberry defiantly a little yeasty funk, and a hint of oak.
Flavor defiantly shows off the tart cherries. I get some nice sour apple, and cranberry but it has an interesting fresh fruit juice in the middle. I can defiantly pick up on some oak.
Mouthfeel is pretty nice, almost a cider like feel with a medium high level of carbonation. I defiantly get a nice lingering bitterness and tartness.
Overall an awesome brew. Really complex but very well balanced. I Love a good sour and this has topped them all so far!
Thanks Baldo!

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4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 007. 375 mL corked bottle bought for $11.99 at Cork n Bottle in Monument, Colorado.

The body of this beer is beautiful crimson-brown and clear, initially full of large bubbles (no head) and after a few minutes settling down to a number of tiny streams of bubbles rising to the surface.

Lacto/pedo wine-like notes paired with cherries are the forefront aromas in the nose, followed by a subtle brett character and possibly a touch of oak. Less complex on the nose than I expected.

Unexpected in the flavor department. Instead of full fledged sourness and cherries, the flavor of this ale takes a different route. Initially there is tartness and a touch of sour, but quickly sweet cherries show through. Right after the sweet is a wash of brett and slight funkiness, at this point the flavor is really getting good. To top it off, an interesting honey malt flavor arrives and brings the whole experience to a conclusion. This pronounced malt flavor is not quite like anything I have had in a wild ale, and sets this beer apart. Overall less bold than I expected.

The mouthfeel is on the dry side (however the flavor is fairly sweet) with ample (but not excessive) carbonation. Medium bodied.

Conclusion: Not what I expected, but very tasty and complex. I always thought this would be more sour and singular, with bracing sourness and a real smack of cherries. Instead it is softer and presents its flavor profile a gentle touch. The flavors are defined and layered, and overall this is just a great beer.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,173 ratings.