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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,404 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,404
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,058
Gots: 1,322 | 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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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

07-19-2014 23:13:26 | More by nkelley77
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roger617

Indiana

4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Daredevil tulip glass. Bottle date 010714, consumed and reviewed on 7/19/14.

A: Pours a dark copper with a heavy red tint and a little less than a finger of head that reduces quickly and leaves no collar or lacing.
S: I get the funk and cherries up front, with the Pinot noir in the background complimenting very nicely. Smells crisp and refreshing.
T: The cherries take the lead role, with a strong presence of the wine barrel just behind. The sour comes into play more on the back end.
M: High level of carb, as expected. The sourness leaves a pleasant dry finish.
O: Excellent sour ale from Russian River. The flavor and aroma come together extremely well.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 20:37:04 | More by roger617
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halo3one

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-19-2014 06:08:40 | More by halo3one
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Lucnifter

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-19-2014 05:06:58 | More by Lucnifter
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Bramsigman

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2014 03:05:32 | More by Bramsigman
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esktime

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-19-2014 01:50:28 | More by esktime
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Dello

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2014 22:21:27 | More by Dello
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-18-2014 15:33:40 | More by Mplsmetro57
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jbeezification

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-18-2014 14:58:13 | More by jbeezification
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Patlee3324

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-18-2014 14:05:11 | More by Patlee3324
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hambone

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-18-2014 03:03:06 | More by hambone
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Nugganooch

California

4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the source – 06/14/2014 & also from multiple bottles later
Full Belgian Tulip

A: Dark amber body with some pinkish orange and brown tint on it. Very hazed look to it. Half finger of egg shell cream runs across the top with fair retention efforts and some light dotting of lacework running down the glass.

S: The nose is vinous with some sour cherry tartness, light vinegar, and a touch of acetone. I get lots of musky old grape skin in this one with some mineral like qualities to it. Smells nicely sweet and sour.

T: Flavors are choke cherry with some cider vinegar, sour red grape, and light acetone. Slightly funky with a healthy pucker from some citric acidity. Further there lies some dark bready malt with a lemony lacto tartness and a dash of green hop bitterness in the background. Closes with a kick of alcohol spice, woody tannin, and a dry tart finish. Great balance and loads of complexity.

M: Moderately filling with a good tart pucker to the palate. Fairly clean and balanced with some light alcohol warmth. Finishes dry and tart.

D: Exemplary to the style with layers of great flavor going on and a very controlled amount of funkiness. RRBC has such great balance in their brews while still delivering brilliant flavors. I found the Consecration to be a bit bolder but I can see Supp as much easier to drink and therefore held in higher regard. Surely recommended for those looking for a great Wild.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2014 21:34:23 | More by Nugganooch
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Ceege23

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-17-2014 15:48:55 | More by Ceege23
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Dmad34

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-17-2014 02:00:51 | More by Dmad34
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HungarianCount

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-16-2014 22:05:55 | More by HungarianCount
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Fitzpat4

California

3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

07-16-2014 21:42:03 | More by Fitzpat4
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Idrankitall

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2014 19:29:02 | More by Idrankitall
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Chugger

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-16-2014 18:33:31 | More by Chugger
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jrdaniel859

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2014 14:51:40 | More by jrdaniel859
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-16-2014 07:55:05 | More by Stum-pub
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Voja

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-16-2014 05:30:31 | More by Voja
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2014 21:13:35 | More by danwho
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Woody1180

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-15-2014 10:44:01 | More by Woody1180
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2014 06:14:09 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: translucent reddish golden brown with almost no head.

S: heavy smell of tart cherries with a faint wine aroma.

T: great cherry sour flavor, ends with the pinot noir aftertaste. Very similar to the aroma.

M: Very light, but in a good way. The feel is sour at first, but the finish is very smooth and the sourness fades quickly.

O: Amazing beer, love the cherry and Pinot flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:58:17 | More by RocketCityVol
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
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