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:
#53
Reviews:
1,483
Ratings:
6,467
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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2,740
Gots:
2,211
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Ratings: 6,467 |  Reviews: 1,483
Photo of NiceTaps
4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of csmrx7
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap

I’ve had this a handful of times at the brewery. It has an even sourness, fairly heavy oak character, Thickmalty character, and readily apparent sour cherry note that accompanies the brett and bacterial sour strains/bacteria with a semi quick dry finish and a medium lingering sour note. A dense and very flavorful sour ale with a bready brown ale base.

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Photo of fossage78
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Dingmaul
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
3.73/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 12/05/16

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Photo of Antg8989
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark copper. Aroma is of wine. Taste is very sour, with hints of wood. Feel is light and lightly carbonated. Overall, I'll need a better bottle for judgement.

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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
4.99/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | 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

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,467 ratings