thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I so love flemish sours...Aroma is of sour mixed berries and comes wafting from a glass that contains an extremely murky copper colored brew. The palate is full and carbonated perfectly for the style. Taste=Wow. Woody, sour cherries (not overpoweringly sour), and vinuous flavors combine to create a really wonderful brew. This is my favorite from Russian River. Cheers to Vinnie!
iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle, Batch 002 from Hollingshead Deli. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a 1/2 finger fading beige head. Aroma is quite sour with brett and sour cherries, strawberries, oak and a good red winey characteristic. There is also a bit of brown sugar, though the sourness dominates. Taste is very sour as expected with the oak and wine shining through very well. Flavor has a good amount of tannins showing up in the dry mildly bitter finish. Reminds me of the Panil quite a bit. Medium body with moderate carbonation--hooray that itís not too fizzy for once.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Im trying to keep an open mind on these sour beers, and to be honest, im beginning to stomach them better. less sweet than some other flemish sour ales I have had. This beer is sour. SUPER sour. Very dry as well. Not much else to say about it. I neither hated or enjoyed this beer.
drewbeerme (3880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from RR online. pours a hazy orangeish red with an off-white head that stuck around longer than most sours iíve had. nose has wonderful brett to it works very well with sour cherries, lots of oak, and subtle hints of yeast and pinot. flavor is very oaky and bretty, sour, cherries, and pinot rounds the beer out. not as watery as other RR sours seem to me. easily my favorite RR iíve had yet. well done Vinnie!
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from RR online. Nose is less extreme than I expected at first, but still very pleasent. Sour cherries are beginning to be evident as the beer warms a bit, lots of heady bacteria (yum)., a little oak, and a deifinite red wine funk that just works so well. Deep oranage amber with small head that continually fades even after swirling. This is such a nice beer. Shockingly sour flavor with an inceredibly subtle, yet rich, cherry flavor in the finish. A little lemon and lime were also noted. The juices, not like Sprite or any shit like that. One of the best. Thanks Vinnie!
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml from RR Store. Had side by side with Rodenbach Grand Cru 750 ml. Both in Damnation glasses and breathing for about 10 minutes. Supplication hazy and copper/amber as opposed to clear cherry red. Both with a sweet/tart sour acidic aroma but supplication with some brett funk in addition.Both had perfect body after warming. Rodenbach had more of a sweet/tart sharp taste.Whereas Supplication had pleasant sweet/tart taste with some brett funk which did not overwhelm but added character. Overall I canít pick a winner. In my mind De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20 was slightly sharper with more character than either the Supplication or the Rodenbach Grand Cru. But the De Dolle was over 2 years ago. Temptation was more musty and Le Woody was less balanced.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear light amber/red color with no head. The aroma was loaded with oak, cherry, wine, funk, funk and more funk. Taste was very tart and sour with a vinous oak flavor. The finish was a nice cherry mixed with a puckering brett taste that was just tame enough to enjoy. Overall not my style yet still very enjoyable.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- sorry J. A gusher. Barely got half a glass. The rest is all over the kitchen. So Iíve has sour brews that were overpowering (La Folie) and sour beers that were awesome (Cuvee de Tomme). This one is somewhere in between. A ltad bit overpowering, but finish is really nice and sweet w/ cherries.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the RR store. Thanks. I have wanted to try this one for a really long time, for a few reasons: one - its from Russian River, and two - its a sour ale aged in red wine barrels. Plus the added bonus of some cherries! Pours a dark brown color with a thick yellow head that disappears as quickly as it forms. The smell is sour cherries, some red wine notes, but mostly it smells like you chopped open an oak tree and smell into the middle of it. Fantastic smell. Taste is full of sour and oak notes, with a little bit of cherries but mostly it is dominated by the pinot barrel flavor. Very light and easy to drink, this is really good stuff.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Well I am still not totally into this style. This one pours with a brown color. Aromas of cherry and citrus. Flavors are tart, not too sour but quite intense. Probably as sour as I can handle.