Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

6,312 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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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was hoping for Cable Car on tap at Toronado, but sold out before I got there.

A - Clear copper, small head, spotty lace.

S - Sharp tartness. Don't really discern much else.

T - Nice medium maltiness followed by nice balancing tartness. Slightly band aid.

M - Medium body, low carb, nice balance.

D - Nice substitute for what I was looking for.

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4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a coppery-ruby color with a short bubbly eggshell colored head with short retention and little to no lace.

Smells like a mixed box of cherry clan and lemonheads.

Taste characteristics follow the nose. Quite tart of front but very cell balanced with nice flavor. Very well balanced with tart up front transitioning into a mild fruity sweetness.

Mouth is effervescent, light bodied with high carb and a fairly dry finish.

Overall this is one of my favorite RR and/or sours. Well balanced. Better than Beatification IMO.

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4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle poured into my snifter. Big thanks to Tarheel4985 for this one!

A - deep, much deeper than I would expect. Brown, almost like a brown ale. I know the bottle identifies this beer as a brown ale, but I find that hard to believe, considering the smell and taste. This is actually my first sour/wild ale since I started drinking crafts. Quite a bit of head, considering the carbonation.

S - super vinegary. A lot of sour emanating from the glass, but also the sweetness you'd expect from a fruity beer.

T - I taste a lot of the carbonation here; plenty of fruit, but mostly the bitterer aspects of the sweetness, if that makes sense. Almost tastes like a soda.

M - despite the overwhelming carbonation, I like the mouthfeel. There's hardly any indication of the alcohol here.

O - this beer might not be worth the price tag, but it's definitely solid. I'm going to attempt to age a couple of bottles.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber with red / ruby glints. Quite thick foam which quickly let room to a thin collar.
S: Subtle aromas of red fruits, cherry. Woody with a some floral scent (violet) .
T: Light tartness, a bit vinous, woody. Red fruits among which cherries, grapes, redcurrants. Sweet caramel malts come after. A bit of astringency too. A bit rough on the aftertaste.
M: Slightly light carbonation. Quite velvety. Quite dry also.
O: A well done sour ale through its woody, slightly vinous aspect. Quite sober all the same.

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4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Supplication 062212 into tulip.

Crystal clear brown pour with ruby highlights. Half finger fizzy snow white head. Lacing is spotty.

Brown sugar, sweet and tart cherries, vanilla, subtle wine notes. Slight acidity, oak notes are subtle and add a wonderful depth too it. Very nice candy aroma.

The sour from the base beer is not over the top, slightly sweet. Throw it in with cherries in a wine barrel and you get a sweet and tart masterpiece with wine and cherry notes fighting for supremacy. Brown sugar, vanilla, oak, red wine and a slight Brett presence. Lingering finish.

High carbonation, light body, slightly sticky on the lips

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 6,312 ratings.
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