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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:
#52
Reviews:
1,473
Ratings:
6,400
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
2,728
Gots:
2,203
Trade:
136
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4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FyreStorm
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaneb818
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oskinker
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of one_au
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottled exactly 8 months ago.

L — Pours a ruby-hued, hazy dark amber body with a one-finger off-white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S — Cherry, oak, sour apple, musk, lemon, light floral, and caramel/toffee malts. Super nuanced
T — Sour cherry, tart apple, pinot, oak, lime rind, lightly bready malts, cranberry, and raspberry. No bitterness to speak of
F — Lightly fluffy, not overbearingly sour, well-rounded… Not much to complain about here
O — Wowza. I can see how this is the flag-bearer of the style. Everything just works exactly right to create an elegant, complex, lively brew. I recently received two bottles of this in a trade, and I think I’ll let the other one sit for a couple of weeks to let it clear up a bit.
(cr)

EDIT (11.8.17): Tried the much more settled bottle and everything -- aroma, taste, and mouthfeel -- all became intensely clarified and nuanced. It's best at room temp

90/100

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

Photo of gregory12
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of smartjonathan93
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Undoubtedly, RussianRiverBrewing did a great job in making this "Supplication," an American Wild Ale aged in Pinot Noir Barrels with Cherry added... What a lovely combination... Very fine beer head with a fruity note of grape and plum. Taste is a bit of astringent, sour and tart like a red wine with cherry finish.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundsofscience
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SourTweek
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TwoBeers
3.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osseo222000
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.68/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, but there are much better wine barrel aged sours out there

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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,400 ratings
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