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:
#53
Reviews:
1,476
Ratings:
6,423
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
2,734
Gots:
2,202
Trade:
136
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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
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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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

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Honestly I was a bit disappointed with this beer. I really enjoy sours and believed this would be one of the finest ones I had had
It was sort of middle of the pack at best.

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Photo of SBlobaum
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beardown08
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JJH1018
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bl00
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,423 ratings
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