Russian River Supplication Brown Sour with Cherries

Courtesy of Russian River Brewing Co.
Courtesy of Russian River Brewing Co.
World-class!
World-class!

Supplication Brown Sour with Cherries (7% ABV): This is a Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels from local Sonoma County wineries for about 12 months with sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel.  Supplication has a clear, red-amber hue with off-white foam and active bubbling.  A mild sour cherry and grape aroma dominates the aroma.  This beer is medium-bodied with mild carbonation.  Supplication was reminiscent of a fine Belgian Lambic.  The taste starts with a wonderful, complex sour/tart cherry assault that has an integrated mild malt/bread flavor in the background.  An exquisite oaky, sour cherry dry finish creates a sophisticated and luxurious ending.  I felt like I needed to be dressed in a tuxedo to drink this world-class, delicious sour beer.

 

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