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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

3,038 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,038
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,563
Gots: 799 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blonde ale fermented with a special strain of yeast, then aged in French oak chardonnay barrels. Flavors of wine and oak absorb into the brew throughout twelve months of aging. During this aging process, a secondary fermentation occurs using a yeast strain disliked by most brewers and winemakers called Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2003)
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S: Just keeps getting better and better as it warms up. Tart lemon, good amount of brett funk. Sour white grapes. Smells better than anything chardonnay i've had.

T: Complex. My taste buds are on one hell of a ride right now. I've had pretty much all of the RR sours that get bottled and this one might be the best yet. Wow.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,038 ratings.