Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Russian River Brewing Company Supplication

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Russian River Brewing Company Supplication - Ale Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels with Cherries Added.

From the Russian River Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange/amber with a light cream colored head and light lacing.
Aroma: Vinous with heavy wine barrel, sour cherries, bready malts, funk and dark fruits.
Taste: Sour cherry, bready malts, oak wine barrel with lots of Pinot Noir notes, Brett funk, tart and vinous.
Overall: Refined, balanced and assertive, Russian River Brewing Company Supplication is a world class Sour/Wild Ale.  This 7.75% ABV offering is a must try for fans of the style. 


Mark Harvey

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