Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.68oz bottle into tulip.

A - Deep orange amber with a small off-white head.

S - Tart cherries, red wine vinegar, oak, earthy dark fruit. Very nice.

T - Sour cherry up front, followed by oak, apple, and sweet red wine. Finish has a nice blend of tart dark fruit, nuts, and woody malt flavors. The sourness is huge initally, but it quickly fades allowing the other flavors to shine through.

M - Smooth, sharp, crisp. Medium bodied and dry.

O - The best sour I've had yet. The balance is perfect and the flavor is incredible. Extremely sour at first, but tamed by a light sweetness and mild tartness.

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375ml bottle into a tall tulip, batch 005x4

A: Pours a clear dark amber color with a finger of dense white head. Good retention.

S: Intense lactic and acetic sourness with faint sour cherry in the background. The lactic and acetic nature is balanced, but a bit over the top. Not much else.

T: The sourness is toned down from the aroma, but it's still pretty strong. The sour cherry is very faint in the flavor. There honestly isn't a whole lot going on in this beer.

M: Medium mouthfeel with faint carbonation.

O: Not great - I don't really understand the praise for this beer. It's not terrible, but it reminds me of everything I don't like about AWAs. Overly sour with little complexity.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,456 ratings