Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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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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This beer is HYPE HYPE HYPE.

I have wanted to try this beer for some time and finally got a bottle of it, after drinking it consider me extremely underwhelmed.

There is only the faintest of sour scents coming from it, the taste is a cross between an old bottle of Newcastle with hints of watered down jolly rancher.

I have had Belgian sours, I have had Cantillon, this is nothing more than a poor imitation.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A. Semi peachish amber color. Pours with plenty of head, roughly 1.5 fingers.

Smell. You sure this is beer? lol. Smells of heavy influence of the wine barrel. Slight tone of fruit.

Taste. WOW. Holey f*ck. 4 years ago, regardless of the $12 price point I would have poured this beer out. Now, understanding the process that made this beer it is impressive. This is a palette cleanser. This is like wine and beer had an affair and this is the illegitimate child from that process. Very tart and sour with plenty of pinot noir tones.

Mouthfeel. Tart, dry, semi bitter. SOUR. very nice.

Overall: If you are in search of a sour beer, this is one of the tops, This will light your taste buds up like licking a 9 volt battery!And thats about it, not much for flavor, price point is off by a mile, and this is something that you would rather have a sample of, not too many people would sit down and enjoy this beer IMO, this is one you split between 5 or 6 people just to say you've had it.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 6,522 ratings