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Supplication - Russian River Brewing Company

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5,251 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,251
Reviews: 1,348
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2,349
Gots: 1,667 | FT: 113
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: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours an amber color. Not much head, just fizzy bubbles. Visible carbonation. Smell isn't overwhelming. Slight cherry, sour, oak, wine. Mostly just tart cherry skin. Taste is very tart, cherry skin, oak, lemon. Nice carbonation, quite fizzy. Medium bodied. Very nice. A great sipper given the tart and fizzy nature.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tawny brown with a fizzy, loosely structured head that dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of sediment floaties.

Smell is sharp, funky and acidic, with barnyard and vinous notes.

Taste is sharp and assertively tart at first, sour on the back end. Mellows out after a few minutes and notes of grape, cherries, green apple and lime come through. It remains very tart, but in a more mellow, refreshing way. A truly unique beverage that makes you totally forget you're actually drinking a beer. Let alone a somewhat strong beer -- there is no alcohol flavor to be found.

Mouthfeel is prickly from the tartness, not so much from the carbonation, which is fairly minimal. Yet it manages to also be soft and velvety and coats the palate nicely.

This beer brings together traits from so many delicious beverages -- tart sparkling cider, champagne, red wine -- and marries them with a beer base to great effect. Not quite a luxurious as the Bruery's Oude Tart, but somehow more unique and refreshing.

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 5,251 ratings.