Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#94
Reviews:
1,498
Ratings:
6,544
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
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2,238
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Photo of Bohemian
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of James_D
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours reddish brown and slightly hazy. Smells and tastes amazing. Get it if you can find it.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this from @bum4ever in the NBS BIF 8.5. Bottled on 7/2/2018 and poured from a 375 ML cork and cage bottle into a tulip glass. The color is somewhere between ruby and orange and the ecru-colored head dissipated quickly. It has a very fragrant smell of ripe cherry, oak, red wine, and brett yeast. The taste is complex: tart cherry, pinot noir, oak, and a crackery malt at the finish. The flavors are all bold but they blend very well and there is a surprising balance of sweet and sour. It finishes with a touch of bitterness. This ale is a nice, full body with lively carbonation, and it's easily drinkable at 7.75% ABV. While I am not a connoisseur of Wild Ales, I have to say that Supplication is really delicious and fun to drink.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish brown color with a thin foamy head. No head retention with mild to moderate lacing. Tart, smooth taste with cherries and mild red wine. Nice tart taste with cherries up front and red wine on the end. Smooth. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbauer
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopsohard
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.02/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-brownish orange with fine, soft head.

Smell is tart and oaky with notes of cherries, red wine, grapefruit and orange rind.

Taste is tart and funky with notes of cherries, oak and citrus. Very subtle and balanced with a dry, almost coarse finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, with bright carbonation.

Overall, a really nice sour that is subtle and well made, but maybe not as exceptional as I had hoped.

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Photo of digboy
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful slightly hazy deep reddish amber color with a 2 finger biscuit head. Aroma is dense with red whine and oak notes. Flavor is warm oak up front quickly turning to pinot noir notes. A rich sweet malt behind it blended with the lightly sour notes is very well done. Feel is lightly soft with a moderate effervescence. This is just stupendous. Perfectly balances in all regards.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.02/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illtexzona
4.82/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dishficks
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tart, red wine barrel, juicy sour cherries, vanilla, oak barrel, balanced caramel malts, light medium bodied

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Photo of Shantzak
4.11/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It smells phenomenal. I don’t think the taste lives up to the smell, and for the price and hype I have to say I was disappointed.

All in all a very high quality beer.

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Photo of JAMN4U
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heygeebee
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours deep reddish brown. Lovely head but short lived.
After that it's all Beer vs Wine... lovely red wine notes throughout and its well sour. Cherry menthol and port--like warming alcohol without a burn. add in some nut flavours as well.
But
There is a complexity to this I haven't had before in any sour. The port notes and the smooth mouthfeel are soooo different.

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Photo of mkh012
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage. Rating #400 for me on BA.

Pours deep red with a thin off-white head.

The nose is cherry, cranberry, and funk.

The taste is tart cherry and red wine.

The mouthfeel is medium minus and taut.

Overall, clean and refined. Pretty awesome stuff.

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Photo of KShophead
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.5/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BerryKumquat
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeenTired
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 6,544 ratings