Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

6,346 Ratings

Brewed by:
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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4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice rusty gold in color, finger of foam off a hard pour that dropped relatively quickly, some visible sediment – 4.50, S: Cherries are very evident on the nose, soft tartness comes through as well, pinot noir is present but doesn’t dominate – 4.50, T: Quite tart, sour cherries, not the normal brett beer I’m accustomed to, woodiness is subtle, pretty dry, faint hops deep in the body, cider vinegar – 4.50, M: Mildly puckering and with a tannic dryness – 3.75, D: Hands down one of the better wild ales I’ve tasted, seek this beer out – 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at the Memphis Taproom (Philadelphia, PA):

The beer appeared a very nice dark red color with a highly carbonated, off-white head that dissipated in a matter of moments. The beer gave off a nice sour cherry aroma with a hint of something, but I can't place it. The taste of the beer is unbelievably good. Sweet and sour, with sour more dominate, cherries, a hint of alcohol. The beer had a good feel to it, light and very smooth. It left a nice dry aftertaste. Overall, an outstanding sour, which hopefully I will get to enjoy again.

I also bought a bottle at Capone's (Norristown, PA) before heading back home, since you can't get this stuff in Georgia. Bottled: 04 11 13

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -77.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of lunarbrew
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber/hazy red with little head but a nice lacing that sticks tight. Head is khaki colored.

It has a nice acidity. Cherry, red wine vinegar, Some oak. Not a huge smell as far as sours go. A little sweetness balances. Excited to drink it.

More sour than I was expecting from the nose, but not as big as some. The acidity doesn't linger long. It rounds out really quickly. There is an astringent bitterness that hits as the sourness falls of, then the cherry flavor sets in. This flavor is very raw and natural. I don't get a lot of juiciness, but instead I get a cherry flesh flavor. Really nice. Flavors are cherry (of course), red wine vinegar, green apple, and lemon. Also taste some oakiness, but again, this is a very raw (wood bark) flavor.

Medium-high carb medium body, and I swear I feel some tannin on my tongue from the cherry and pinot noir. I also get the tannin bitterness. Really nice.

This was an excellent beer. To me, it didn't quite live up to the hype, but I still really enjoyed that complex and raw flavors. No doubt that this beer is complicated. Nice sourness that's not over the top. A pretty easy drinker, actually.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 6,346 ratings.
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