Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Healthy finger and a half of head, creamy. Goldenrod body, clear tinged with red. Light lacing.

Serious funk and tang on the nose and a good cherry presence. Smells really great.

Pretty darn great, dry and sour and really well balanced. Cherry is subtle and works well.

Feel is a bit bright but not really. Decent.

Quite nice. Cherry is subtle, and really sophisticated.

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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a 375ml bottle into a fine tulip glass.

A- To start, it does not look good. The color is dirty-water brown with some red tones. Not much head, no lacing. Bubbly.

S-Cheap cherry wine. Boones Farm 'beer', if you will.

T- We're getting better. A sour blast of something drinkable. But what? It's not beer or wine. The finishing flavors are so sour that they border on rancid.

M- The sour tang and lively carbonation work here. It feels ok, but still tastes bad.

O-I would dump this in the Russian River if I could. Maybe I'll revisit it in the future but why bother?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 007

Moderate head builds; lots of soap, fades fast too. No lacing, but great clarity for this type of brew. The head is to be expected.

Huge cherry notes. Big sour scent. Almost stings the nose.

Whoa! Immediate sourness smacks your palette. Then cherry bitter cherry skin kicks in... This loses it a bit for me; it's very black cherry. Carbonation is very high, but fits the flavor/style well. Dryness is moderate with decent sweetness to assist.

Recommended. I'm anxious to see where this brew goes in time... I'll be sure to update. It's sour, but not mind buckling sour. The Pinot Noir barrels do this brew wonders.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours reddish clear, with a very short lasting head, no lace or halo, seems common for sours.
S: slight funk, sour cherry, bit of oak and wine, not very familiar with pinot noir to pick that out.
T: sour at first, then some sour cherries, a certain sweetness on the back-end. gets more sour as it warms. a little oaky, and some hints grape but not exactly sure. ive had only tastes in the past, this is my first bottle to myself.
M: light both over the mouth, and light carbonation.
O: can i buy a case? i like this, especially for being a non-Belgian beer.

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Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 6,362 ratings
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