Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
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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:
#54
Reviews:
1,479
Ratings:
6,433
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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Photo of stevoj
4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster at brewery. And I thought Consecration was the bomb. Wow! Not a sour guy, but this could turn me. Deep golden hue, soft foamy head. Aroma is soft and fruity. Taste brings the Brett, gently. Sweet and tart, like the candy. Hits it on all levels.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.91/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First off, I don't like sours. I'm trying more to see if I can develop a taste for them and my eating is more a reflection of my personal taste than how this beer fits within the style. For the style this is one of favorite beers so far. I like it better than Consecration but it could be that I'm more used to the flavor profile after having Consecration yesterday. I find Supplication to be more balanced though and I like what the sour cherry ads to the flavor profile. It fits inside well and more satisfying to my palate. This beer is also less carbonated though that could be because it spent less time in the bottle. The medium carbonation is a better mouthfeel and let's the flavor longer longer.

Overall a good representation of the style and it's getting me one step closer to enjoying it more fully.

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Photo of RNbeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nerdboy19
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of swenny916
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look- A nice light red. Clear with just a bit of head.
Smell- Sour, but not overwhelming. The sour isn't what's important in this beer,
Taste- Delicious light sour cherry.
Feel- Smooth. Nothing exciting.
A real nice wild ale. I'm a big cherry fan which I'm sure helped.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yowens44
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Clemente285
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Vetbidder
4.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Murky hazy lighter brown with a thinning tan head. Lots of bubbles seen rising and a pop of the cork like a champagne! This heady brew has sharp scents of Pinot and cherries with a sweetness also pulling through on the nose. The flavor and feel of this beer are phenomenal. There are Pinot notes, cherries, sharpness and a perceived spice plus some funk all blended to perfection here. The feel is of a well done champagne with high carbonation and dryness. I’m blown away, I actually didn’t think I’d be this impressed with this awesome beer.

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of skiking70
4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozymandias
4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narkee
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Studfarm69
4.01/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jfinegan
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was on tap at Apex and was a 2011 batch, served in a little flute-like glass. Poured a beautiful clear brownish red, no head whatsoever. Nose: fairly vinous, sour and fleshy cherries, a little vanilla, and here's something interesting, a bit of balsamic vinegar there, too. That's an interesting mix of flavors...and they carry through for its taste more or less exactly. Maybe a little more orchard fruit. The feel: carbonation is on the low side, body is middling, flavors are full and well-developed, but I'm not nearly as wowed as I was expecting to be, based on reputation and how much I've enjoyed other beers from these guys. For one thing, flavors just aren't very bright...it is pretty mellow. And the funk wasn't as funky as I thought it should be. I wonder if 7 years is a little too long for this one to sit. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try a younger one before too long.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RealDeal
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BurtStL6
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big Pinoir taste that goes great with fondue. Great cherry flavor as well

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Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,433 ratings