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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

4,436 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,436
Reviews: 1,305
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,075
Gots: 1,332 | FT: 84
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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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
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a red orange and clear with little head.
aroma is amazing. Oak barrel funk. Wet hay. Damp barn.
taste follows with wet funk and oak. Sour punch in the face then is dissappears.
Such a solid beer. The barrel aging puts this on another level.
mouthfeel is crisp and we'll carbonated but not too much.
Really refreshing.
I need more of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:37:50 | More by zookerman182
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dalahodson

California

3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

07-14-2014 23:15:23 | More by dalahodson
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Brocklanders34

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-14-2014 22:41:02 | More by Brocklanders34
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cdog707yo

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-14-2014 21:21:25 | More by cdog707yo
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ommegoodness

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-14-2014 20:06:10 | More by ommegoodness
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farnold

New York

4/5  rDev -12.5%

07-14-2014 19:08:03 | More by farnold
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Dealin_Doug


4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2014 18:36:44 | More by Dealin_Doug
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2014 16:49:35 | More by jbriggs7
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Modernrickk

California

4.95/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This brew is as close to perfect to a style as I've ever had - everything is noticeable - even hops! But the Pinot barrels shine here like no other -

First off this brew looks beautiful. As you pour it's a bruin brown but shines and turns into a dark ruby red with a crystal white head - such an illusion. This is like a wine with head .
Aromas are of barrel flavors and funky bacterias. Pure wild ale bliss!
Tastes like dark colored grapes with other fruits.
So tasty. Layers of barrel red wine flavors. Ripened cherries that have almost reached fermentation. That funky flavor of cherries locked up in a ziploc found a day after a long hike - such a unique flavor here
Mouthfeel is crisp but not too fizzy - sooo good when cold. A taste of decadence but never making one make a Face of discomfort - perfection

Overall this is probably the best beer I've ever had regardless of style - it's so inviting and just full of all the favorite flavors I like in wine. A freaken winner and I would buy this EVERYTIME I see it

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 03:36:48 | More by Modernrickk
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jakewatt135

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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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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New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2014 14:57:34 | More by jagostin
Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 4,436 ratings.