Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

6,373 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

American wild ale aged for 15 months in pinot noir barrels. Well that about sums it up! this brew is an excellent variation of the style. Great aroma, taste and mouth feel I could drink several of these in a sitting.If you love wine and beer then this is right up your alley. Top notch World Class beer worth the trouble of attaining.

Bottom Line: World Class offering.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a huge shout out to matttYce and beachstrength49 for this biggin'

A: the pour is an awesome amber mixed with ruby hints (moderate transparency). i got about 1/2 fingers worth of head formation on a semi aggressive pour, but it was so carbonated (like cola) that it quickly dissipatated

S: the aroma just spews out during the pour. immediately, i get huge aromas of sour and tart cherries, vinegar, and funky yeasts. there is an aweome wood character in the backbone that holds this brew together. its just an awesome aromatic brew to be honest

T: damn! this brew is simply delicious. there is such an aweome balance betwen the wine/barrel characteristics and the sourness, it is truly hard to describe. there is big tart fruitness in the body, that is well balanced with vingear. i get some funkiness but its so well intergrated into the beer!

M: with each and every sip, the salivary glands freak out. highly carbonated, and on a lighter side of medium bodied. it leaves a delightful tartness yet alcohol-heatness on the palate that consistently provides salivation.

O: this is a brew that I honestly wish I had access to everyday. It is truly phenomenal, and something that I will consistenly seek out. My only wish was that it was bottled in 750ml bottles. i want more!!!

Again, thank you so much matttYCE and beachstrength49 for this brew! you guys are awesome!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 01-18-2013
Freshness: Batch 082712
Packaging: 375ml brown bottle, corked and caged
Glassware: Teku
Purchased: Mail order

Appearance is a clear, burgundy color (very pretty) with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little in the way of lacing. Subsequent pour shows some yeast cloudiness.

Aromas are strong and very wine-like, of the red grape variety, plus cherries. Smells suggest a dry and sour beer, with woody and tannin characteristics.

The taste is a shock in a sense, due to the sharp sourness, more so than Temptation I had earlier tonight. Sour fruit (cherries), plus wood/oak notes and funk. The dark grapes lend an acidic quality as well.

Mouthfeel has a very high carbonation level on a medium body. The beer finishes super dry and sour, with some red wine acidity as well.

Overall, this wild ale has some similarities to the Temptation, but is more sour and has flavors of red grapes/wine vs. the white. The aromas and taste are stronger/bolder and more sour here. An Outstanding beer

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3.79/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 062212. 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to WesM63, this is a huge want of mine!

A - Pours a clear dark ruby body. Lots of rising carbonation and one finger of off white foam. Minimal lacing and retention.

S - Cherries, oak, vanilla, red wine, and some tart vinegar. Quite nice.

T - Tart cherries and oak. A bit of vinegar and moldy cheese with a long sour finish. Not very well balanced and a bit harsh. Aftertaste is clean with a lasting acetic bite. Not quite at the level of a flanders our bruin. Super sour and just a bit jumbled when it comes to the flavors

M - Crisp and lively, medium bodied.

O - Super sour with a nice cherry presence, but this one did not live up to the hype for me. Glad to have had the chance to try it though.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,373 ratings
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