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Russian River "Supplication"
Russian River Brewing - Santa Rosa, California USA
Sour Ale/Wild Ale (ABV 7%)

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 19/20

The pour was a medium murky chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light beige head, that reduced slowly to a thin layer of foam with a collar producing some mighty fine sheeting of sticky lacing.

The aroma was bold and fruity with a dark bread malt and some Brett yeast along with some notes of cherry, oak and a bit of red wine.

The taste was incredibly sweetly tart and very malty with a slight hint of wine in the beginning, then becoming boldly sour with a nice strong malty cherry presence and a hint of oak at the end. The flavor lasted a very long time allowing for the sour cherry wine flavor to be fully enjoyed as it relaxed on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body with a creamy dry texture and a carbonation reminiscent of champagne.

Overall, all that has to be said is WOW what an incredible brew. This brew was most likely one of the best things I have ever put to my lips. Just sayin'...

Sampled: 1/29/2012

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