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:
#53
Reviews:
1,484
Ratings:
6,479
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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Ratings: 6,479 |  Reviews: 1,484
Photo of BennyProfane
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours somewhat brownish red in appearance, to be honest not entirely pleasing to the eye.

Strong tart cherry and wine barrel tannic notes, oak, and musty funk.

Bretty, musty, funky, oaky, vinous, cherry.

Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, tart.

Overall, a nice and refreshingly tart sour brew that goes down easy. My only knocks are the appearance does not do this beer justice and the abv is a little high to enjoy the complexity of this brew.

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Photo of ZachMayer14
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Madbum101214
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krice99
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
3.94/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of whiskibravo
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of grapeshops
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewseidon
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the greats. The beer that will give you a taste for sours. Malty Belgian style sour with cherry notes. MMMMHH MMMH MMH. DELICIOUS. Always a must at any beer fest in the west.

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Photo of ejmontoy1
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This barrel aged sour ale by Russian river valley brewing is legit. Light brown color with sweet aroma smell makes way for a very refreshingly sour taste.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of csmrx7
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap

I’ve had this a handful of times at the brewery. It has an even sourness, fairly heavy oak character, Thickmalty character, and readily apparent sour cherry note that accompanies the brett and bacterial sour strains/bacteria with a semi quick dry finish and a medium lingering sour note. A dense and very flavorful sour ale with a bready brown ale base.

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Photo of fossage78
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dingmaul
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
3.73/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 12/05/16

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Photo of Antg8989
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark copper. Aroma is of wine. Taste is very sour, with hints of wood. Feel is light and lightly carbonated. Overall, I'll need a better bottle for judgement.

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Photo of stevoj
4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster at brewery. And I thought Consecration was the bomb. Wow! Not a sour guy, but this could turn me. Deep golden hue, soft foamy head. Aroma is soft and fruity. Taste brings the Brett, gently. Sweet and tart, like the candy. Hits it on all levels.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.91/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First off, I don't like sours. I'm trying more to see if I can develop a taste for them and my eating is more a reflection of my personal taste than how this beer fits within the style. For the style this is one of favorite beers so far. I like it better than Consecration but it could be that I'm more used to the flavor profile after having Consecration yesterday. I find Supplication to be more balanced though and I like what the sour cherry ads to the flavor profile. It fits inside well and more satisfying to my palate. This beer is also less carbonated though that could be because it spent less time in the bottle. The medium carbonation is a better mouthfeel and let's the flavor longer longer.

Overall a good representation of the style and it's getting me one step closer to enjoying it more fully.

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Photo of RNbeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 6,479 ratings