Supplication | Russian River Brewing Company

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99
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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:
6,329
Reviews:
1,466
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
2,722
Gots:
2,191
For Trade:
135
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,329 |  Reviews: 1,466
Photo of doldham
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CNoj012
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/16/15, consumed 1/28/17.

This beer pours a hazy reddish brown color. When held directly up to the light it reminds me of juicy juice. There is a fizzy, one finger off white head that recedes quickly to a 1/4 inch ring around the edge of the glass and a microfilm layer across the top. No lacing to speak of.

Smell is red wine, sour cherries, apple cider vinegar, slight barnyard funk and oak.

Taste is the same. Just a touch of sweet at the start that is washed away by tart flavors. 7 out of 10 on the pucker scale. Very complex.

Feel is light, crisp and well carbonated.

Overall a fantastic beer. I'm not extremely well versed in sours, but I've had more than a few, and this is really incredible. The best of the best.

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Photo of Fantific
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of berben30
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just an amazing sour, still the one I judge all barrel aged dark sours against.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKast409
4.92/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FriedSlug
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy, brownish red beer with an off white head that quickly fades and leaves nothing behind. The aroma is sweet with the oak and cherries the most noticeable to me but the oaky vanilla smells almost like caramel. The taste is pleasantly sour and sweet with the taste of wet oak, vanilla and cherries that are complimented by the bright, tart acidity of the wine. What a finely crafted and complex brew.

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Photo of madelf66
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nickcm26
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DankScuba
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaulFox
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hbmcdrew
4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Dobbsyo
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jpb123
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seamus
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of njcraftguy
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew surprised me. After a long search I was able to try Pliny and honestly don't get the hype. Not a bad beer but nothing special IMO. Supplication on the other hand is special. So much amazing flavor throughout. Nice aroma and easy to drink. So much damn flavor, complex brew. Excellent .

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Photo of frekky
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jds16
3.94/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chard_wells
3.77/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beerbom
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Supplication from Russian River Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 6,329 ratings.
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