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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:
6,402
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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2,728
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2,203
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Mista for opening this bottle. Batch 10.

A- Pours a translucent ruby red with a thin white cap that leaves no lacing behind.

S- Pungent aroma with tart cherries, red grapes, raspberries, vinegar, vanilla and oak.

T- The taste is toned down a bit with vinegar, freshly pressed cherries, vanilla, red grapes, lemon, brett, juice and some sweet tarts.

M- Medium carbonation with a crisp dry finish.

O- A really well done sour that has a nice balance of tartness, fruitiness and funkiness that isn't too mouth puckering. Would love to have a couple more bottles of this and see how it develops.

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4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

While I'm relatively new to sours, I've had some impressive variations lately. At my local brew store, I saw Supplication - and knew it came highly recommended. While I've got some work to do on my glassware game, this was served from a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- a beautiful burnt orange, like a Colorado sunset - when the sky looks like its on fire. Deep, rich hues that invoke memories of world travel and freedom. Carbonation bubbles constantly float upwards, in a seemingly endless fashion.

S - Wow. Cherries, Sour, smells like winter and spring at the same time. Refreshingly in your face, but the tartness of the ale really comes through your nostrils.

T - A beautifully put-together sour ale. So complex, with flavors galore. Not overpowering, not too tart, very very well done.

M - my mouth is still watering.

O - At $13 for a pint, I'd buy a 6 pack. Highly, Highly recommend.

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

Appearance - Blood red with lots of carbonation very little head

Smell - Sweet cherries and a touch of wood smell. Definitely picking up the wild yeasts as well

Taste - Puckering wild tartness, this one takes you for a ride. The sweet rich cherries dance around your mouth as the wild yeasts make tartness abundant. It bites at your tongue all the way down and leaves a wheat like yeast flavor to linger for just a second before being taken back over by the cherries again and leaves your mouth salivating for more. Great stuff

Mouthfeel - Very carbonated and fairly thin but right in line with a sour

Overall - This is one of the best sours I have ever had and once again Russian River hits a home run on sours. I for one will always look to try any sour beer that Vinnie and the team put out as they are always fantastic. My hats off once again

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,402 ratings
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