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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,414 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,414
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,065
Gots: 1,326 | FT: 82
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had been waiting for sometime to try Supplication. I missed it on tap at Monk's a few months back but I got a few bottles in Sonoma, CA at the Sonoma Wine Exchange and also a magnum at the brewpub. The beer I tasted was one of the small bottles. the magnum will sit in the basement waiting for a special occasion.

I poured the beer into a nice tulip glass and admired it for awhile. I got a nice thick bubbly, off white head that lingered for awhile. The fruit aromas you get from there beer are very pleasing. Cheeries and citrus. I really enjoyed the carbonation and tart taste in my Supplication. This definitely takes on some characteristics of wine or champagne which is a nice take on beer. I will surely be back for a few more bottles and hopefully find it on tap in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2005 04:19:13 | More by ggaughan
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to forgetfu for sending me this beer!

A: Very nice pop sound upon taking the cork out. Poured a deep copper/ruby color with a bunch of small bubbles being released to the top. A nice white head formed on top, made up of tiny bubbles. Great head retention and lacing.

S: The aroma had a very nice tartness. The cherries were evident as was a slight funk and a little bit of wood. Even though it was tart there was a slight sweetness to it as well.

T: The flavor profile is not as funky/barnyardy as I was expecting, not that its a bad thing. The tartness hits immediately with sour cherries. There is a slight sweetness to slightly balance the tart as well as a little bit of wood/oak to offset the fruit.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Very smooth drinking and made me pucker a little bit.

O: A nice treat to pop open on my birthday. An easy drinking beer with great flavor. Would be a nice beer to have on hand for certain occasions, but not something I want to drink everyday...but I wouldn't turn it down either.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 12:37:07 | More by mdaschaf
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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BillyB

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Supplication-To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying. (According to Webster).

I was lucky enought to try Russian River's Supplication on Tap at Monk's in Philly and it was just phenomenal. It's hard to rate it according to style, being a wild ale. It certainly was wild. Like an american lambic but hoppier and less concerned with stylistic guidelines.
Hoppy, fruity, slightly piney.
Taste is just a unique experince. More like a lambic but with some bitterness and some strong alcohol kick.
Had with a venison pot pie. Excellent pairing.
Just find it and drink it!

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2006 03:45:40 | More by BillyB
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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prototypic

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very attractive golden brown color. A little hazy. Sitting atop is a white, foamy finger and a half head. It stuck around for a bit and left a nice, spotty coat of lace lining the glass. Really nice looking beer.

Smell: The addition of Brettanomyces is immediately noticeable on the nose. It's pretty funky smelling. It also has a strong fruity and sour presence. Very impressive. The fruity aroma is mostly attributable to cherry. There's clearly a spicy element as well, though this nose is not capable of distinguishing the particular spices. Toward the end, the oak or wood smell emerges and really caps it off nicely.

Taste: Initially, it's very tart and tastes like sour cherries. It's a little maltier than I expected. Malts add some sweetness and blend really well with the strong tart flavor. Again, there's some spicy flavors in there, but I can't identify them. They're subtle but really add a lot to the flavor. It also has a nice grainy aspect. It finishes tart and the oaked or wood flavor kicks in and appears to dry it out quite a bit.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light to medium bodied and extremely smooth. I'm really tempted to pull the "5" trigger on feel, but it's not quite there. Almost though...damn close. Given its abv is 7%, it's very drinkable. I could tackle two or three of these with no trouble. It's very engaging and inviting.

Supplication's another fine beer from Russian River. I characterized Beatification as "art in a bottle" and this is no different. These really are special beers. Russian River's the most artistic brewery I've encountered. Their beers are really unlike anything else I've tried. Truly special and unique. Hopefully they'll distribute on a more widespread basis someday.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 02:38:07 | More by prototypic
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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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