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
Ratings:
6,313
Reviews:
1,463
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
2,718
Gots:
2,185
For Trade:
134
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,313 |  Reviews: 1,463
Photo of abagri
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StassMaster
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of guild337
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveD082791
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've become more and more a fan of the 375 ml format - those honking 750 ml bottles are too much for me to tackle, and there's something about the weight of this bottle coupled with the primary color-minimalist-religiously-themed label heightens anticipation. Pours beautiful out of the bottle - an amber hue with a thin head. Aroma is must, oak, overripe cherries and green apple. The taste follows right along in a cascade of sweet, sour, funky and woody. There's an impeccable dry crispness that zips to the back of my mouth and zaps my palate with a flanking attack. Wonderful feel, beautiful beer.

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Photo of varian7
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J_Mueller
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of laquebrada
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Randy92592
4.01/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As with all the other "tion" beers that I have had this is a great example of the style. The pinot noir aging comes through in all aspects. The cherries comes through in the finish. Nice smooth drinking with a great finish. This is what you expect in a sour from Russian River. hard to say anything more about this wonderful beer.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brunsojw
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Easily one of the best sours I have had. Batch 090216.

Tart, but not overwhelming-ling so.

Pinot Noir comes through with lots and lots of cherries!

Great beer and great sour!

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Photo of raspy22
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogacks
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of icemanls4
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. This beer is 9 months old. Reddish brown filtered body with an effervescent white bubbles that face. But bubbles leave even legs on the glass.
The smell and taste are of wine barrel and cherries. The sour cherries are on the forefront, with red wine and oak. Slight musk on the nose and a lovely tartness on the palate. Grape must. Incredibly crafted beer. A nice mouthfeel, well carbonated and not overly tart, dry.
Any time you get a Russian River beer it's a great occasion and I'm very glad to have‚Äč enjoyed this.

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Photo of Mistro
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of troupos40
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleigh
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 6,313 ratings.
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