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
Ratings:
6,329
Reviews:
1,466
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
2,722
Gots:
2,191
For Trade:
135
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,329 |  Reviews: 1,466
Photo of laquebrada
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Randy92592
4.01/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As with all the other "tion" beers that I have had this is a great example of the style. The pinot noir aging comes through in all aspects. The cherries comes through in the finish. Nice smooth drinking with a great finish. This is what you expect in a sour from Russian River. hard to say anything more about this wonderful beer.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brunsojw
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Easily one of the best sours I have had. Batch 090216.

Tart, but not overwhelming-ling so.

Pinot Noir comes through with lots and lots of cherries!

Great beer and great sour!

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Photo of raspy22
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogacks
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of icemanls4
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. This beer is 9 months old. Reddish brown filtered body with an effervescent white bubbles that face. But bubbles leave even legs on the glass.
The smell and taste are of wine barrel and cherries. The sour cherries are on the forefront, with red wine and oak. Slight musk on the nose and a lovely tartness on the palate. Grape must. Incredibly crafted beer. A nice mouthfeel, well carbonated and not overly tart, dry.
Any time you get a Russian River beer it's a great occasion and I'm very glad to have‚Äč enjoyed this.

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Photo of Mistro
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of troupos40
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleigh
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ebin6
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rugyrl04
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour. Everything you'd expect from a barrel aged cherry sour. Taste and smell are more subtle than other sours, and that's the good part.

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Photo of Noles9585
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmasher85
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If I hadn't tasted Consecration, I might have thought higher of this beer. That said, the quality is undeniable. It's an optimal sour with a great tart, yeasty bite. The ABV works overtime and you can definitely taste the strength of the booze. The flavor starts with tons of oak & dry pinot noir barrel flavor with cherry & apricot, and a surprisingly bitter finish, like a digestif. Does the Belgian tradition proud.

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Photo of kabukiza1123
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a small taster glass. A hazy rusty-brown color with a modest off-white head. The nose was full of wine notes- cherries, pinot, oak, and vanilla. Also a bit of hay and funk. The taste showed the pinot and had a distinctive wine character, but was complex with Brett, hay, bread, and funk. Really enjoyable.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 6,329 ratings.
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