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Russian River Brewing River Supplication

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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Russian River Supplication

The wife asked me if I wanted a glass of wine immediately as I passed through the door last night. Neither of us is a wine person, so I was surprised by the suggestion. Of course I replied no. I knew she wouldn’t ask for a beverage if she really didn’t want to share something, maybe just for the sake of sharing a conversation over a glass.

Thinking quickly, I headed for the cellar (of course that is the basement) for a bottle of something wild. The wife has always appreciates something from Russian River Brewing Company. What better than a bottle of Supplication.

Popping the cork, as quietly as possible, the snifter pour, when presented to my wife, surprised her. A huge smile was all I needed to know that the beer hit the spot.

The tart cherries lead this beer, making it very enticing. The tart mix with the dry finish keep bringing you back until the unfortunate end of a 375ml split bottle. I believe I have another bottle left. I don’t think they ever last long enough to be “aged”. I am sure the last one will meet a similar fate. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.5

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Russian River Brewing Company Supplication (365 Day 168)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Russian River Supplication

Every time I have a beer from Russian River Brewing Company I comment on how wonderful each an every beer seems to be. You might be tired of this now, especially if you cannot get their beers or haven’t had them. I don’t live anywhere near the brewery and usually get my fix from my cousin who lives out in California.

It could quite possibly be the fact that the difficulty at which I go through to get their beers makes them taste better but, based on what other reviews I see on the web, Russian River just makes damn good beer.

Supplication donned my glass the third time overall. Each time I have this beer I wonder at how well balanced. The sour is there but let’s all the other flavors come through and doesn’t make me clench my fists with each sip. Last night I actually marveled at how easy it went down with the sour seeming to draw me in each time.

I haven’t had a ton of sours but Supplication could easy be my favorite. Balance, drinkability, and overall enjoyment all aid in this opinion. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 10, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.5

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Russian River Halloween

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Russian River is easily one of my favorite breweries: from their outstanding IPAs to their American Wild Ales, they seem to hit a home run with each beer. Living in Illinois it isn’t always simple to obtain some of the liquid goodness from Northern California.

The only saving grace I have is my cousin Russ who lives in Southern California and his willingness to help me at every turn when it comes to getting Russian River American craft beers. Recently I received quite the haul from him: Pliny the Elder (4), Blind Pig, and Supplication.

The Pliny was bottled on September 23rd and the Blind Pig on September 07th; both have to be enjoyed rather quickly as the freshness will drop out of the hops soon. No better day than today, Halloween, to partake in a few of the stellar beers afforded the American craft industry by Russian River.

Yep, I am one of the Dad’s that loves taking the kids out for Trick-or-Treating as long as the wagon will continue to produce the treats of great American craft beer. This year the wagon will runnith over with Russian River, which I am already coating the stomach with. All Hallows Eve is looking really tasty this year. Enjoy!

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