Bi-Weekly Beer Review Episode 8
Supplication – Russian River Brewing (Santa Rosa, CA) – ABV 7.75% 4.5 out of 5
This is a great sour ale! They take a brown ale and age it 9 to 15 months in Pinot Noir barrels adding sour cherries, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus to each barrel. They referment the ale in the bottles.
Darker amber color with a nice white head and nice lacing. I smell fruit and the sour scent wasn’t as strong as I expected. I get a sweet smooth sour flavor with no tartness or bitterness. A sweet cherry flavor and the Pinot noir comes through ok the back end. This is a top notch sour ale and you must expect nothing less from Russian River Brewing.