Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.56 w/ 6,361 ratings

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW. This beer is absolutely incredible. Poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 02/23/2016, 7.75% ABV. 12.68 oz bottle.

Look: Pours an opaque burnt crimson color, no head, quickly dissipating lace.
Smell: Dominated by oak and white grape, tart cherries, and peach. The woodiness is an amazing afterthought that is so crucial to the balance of aromas. The yeast even give it a slight hint of mold and grain.
Taste: So much going on here. Very tart, but with such strong notes of Pinot grapes. The subtle acidity finishes with strong oak barrel influences and a very subtle smokiness in the finish. Fruit notes of tart cherry and peach again evident in the taste.
Feel: Very dry body, seltzery and medium bodied. Although it has sweet characteristics, it is definitely a lip smacker.

An amazing experience. I've never had a sour so positively influenced by its containing barrel. You get notes of all the right things, and the yeast adds just enough chaos of funky tartness to perfect this beer's amazing profile. Get this bad boy while you can.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best sour around. At least from what iv had, all other sours are measured to this one, and none have come close.

Pours a hazy red/purple, and you can smell the tart right out of the bottle. The wine barrel aging really rounds this beer out and gives it a great depth of flavor. Sour cherries and strawberry notes with just a bit of funk

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 6,361 ratings
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