Is your palate ready for an advanced lesson in sour? If so here’s your chance. Russian River Supplication is definitely a sour beer, and an advanced one at that. Supplication is a 7% abv barrel aged sour using three (not four like we mentioned in the video. The label lists all four though) seperate strains of wild yeast, aged for a year or more in pinot noir barrels. As if that isn’t enough flavor for you they add tart cherries to the mix. This is not a fruit beer, and the taste of cherries exists to bring out the fruit qualities of the wine barrel. Don’t go looking for something along the lines of a kriek lambic with this one.
I don’t want to frighten people off, all our talk about sourness is a good thing. A great thing even. This beer is surprisingly drinkable. There is something about a good sour beer that makes that sour flavor almost addictive. You just keep wanting to drink more and more of it.
If you see this one, give it a shot. I think this is either a love it or hate it beer, but it will let you know where you stand on sours.