Russian River Supplication

Russian River Supplication

Rated 4.083 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Russian River Brewing

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

7% Alcohol by Volume

27 International Bittering Units

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Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels for one year with three strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, & Pediococcus. Silver Medal, 2007 GABF (Belgian-style Sour Ale) Silver Medal, 2005 GABF (Belgian-style Sour Ale)

ID: 15942 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank63
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank2 of 1298
Style Percentile99.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.8
Average Score4.179
Weighted Score4.083
Standard Deviation0.380

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.8 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours translucent honey, thin parchment head. Aroma presents tart and sweet stone and tropical fruit plus raw malt. Flavor delivers tart stone and tropical fruit, raw malt, a hint of hoos Texture features good body and lively fizz. Supplicate.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours copper with some floaties and a low white head. Smell is tart cherries, oak and a little Pinot. Taste is tart cherries and raspberries with some Worcestershire. Medium bodied and a little dry.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Bottle pour is redish brown with minimal carbonation and a faint head. Aromas of barnyard funk and a mellow oak. Massive tartness up front, jaw clenching sour yet not dry like the other superb lambics/wilds. A mild sweetness gives way to cherries and oak. This is phenomenal - Russian River's best and one of the best sours around. Age does this well too, creating even more tartness but not losing the cherries/oak.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Yes. This. Very generous sample from #KnoxBeerCrew tasting. Murky amber orange pour, creamy head, very ample lacing. Slight tart and sweet cheery nose, some red wine, then the funk and tartness hits, nearly acidic but still mild enough to stick your nose in the glass and really enjoy, ripe apple and pears, whiskey, spices and peppers, just magnificent - the flavor wraps around the tongue hitting all of your taste buds. Exquisite flavor - tart and zesty, funky and flavorful, ripe grapes, very slight cherries, bubbly, sour then sweet again... A real treat. This one WAS on my Wish List. It will remain on it. A fantastic beer.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Raaaahh! Thanks John for sharing this awesome brew with us. Easily my favorite of the 3. Pours a bright, clear orange. Huge white head that seems to never go down. Aroma is tart cherry, ripe raspberry, mango and caramel. Taste is similar, more tartness, sharp spicey/sour blend that is absolutely intense. My notes from yesterday say "has anyone ever put a raspberry inside of a cherry inside of an orange inside of a grapefruit?" a fruit sandwich! Whatever that means. Great beer nonetheless.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    This was alot better than I had expected, Russian River is so hyped! Little to no carbonation, expected. Smell is obviously sour cherries, but it has nuances all over the place. Nuances like wet pine bows, desert grasses, peach, apricot, kiwi (maybe), belgian-esque yeast, stone, and more. Copper brown in colour, fairly clear, only a touch of sediment in my bottle, tried to get it in the glass but there wasn't much to have.... Taste is much like the smell. I've had rodenbachs grand cru a couple of times, and this is a more palatable sour for me. Medium in body at best, bursting with beery tea like flavours and textures. Not syrupy even one bit. Slight biscuit, incredibly dry, mouth watering dry, mouth waterfalling dry, mouth ocean creating dry. Awesome. I would drink this weekly if I could, best sour I have had to date.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Can’t wait!!!! Been wanting to have this one for a very long time!! Crystal clear honey brown but then we through in the muck from the bottom of the bottle and now its murky. Aroma is funky SOUR!! White wine, oak, hidden sour cherry, more funk. Oh man this smells neat. Taste is sourfull………like biting into raw lemon wedge sour. Taste is very similar to the aroma, oak, funk, wine, cherry, lemon, more stuff. This was an awesome sour!!! Thanks for sharing Jeff.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Had side by side Consecration and Supplication and neither was a dissapointment. They are called wild ales but they are so much more complex than that, as others have said, very wine-like. A good showing for sure, perhaps a little pricey but worth a shot if you can find them.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I had this beer as part of a 14 beer sampler at the Russian River Brew Pub on 14 July 2011. I also had a full glass of this and got a bottle to go. This beer was AMAZING - the barrel aging added a LOT of character to this fantastic beer. I cannot wait to have my bottle - it's aging and improving every day. A SPECTACULAR beer.

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Batch 006X2. Corked popped off with force. Pours a nice ruby color with a moderate white head. Aroma of sweet and tart cherries with great vanilla cream. I've been drinking a lot of sour ales by Cascade recently and it's nice to try something that's definitely different. Although this one has a much more subtle aroma, I really like the vanilla and wine grape. The beer is a very mouth puckering, medium bodied and well carbonated delight. Well balanced. Not too sweet or dry, with a lingering fruit finish. Very nice. I wish I could get ahold of more Russian River beers.

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