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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,662 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,662
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,505
Gots: 710 | FT: 39
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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BDLbrewster

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden amber with massive, champagne like visible carbonation and a medium sized fizzy head.

The smell is light and very non offensive. Very fruity on the nose, sour passion fruit, freshly cut lemongrass and an airy vibrant funk. Strong vinous chard notes as well.

The taste is much more reserved than I expected. Light vinegary lemon juice inoculated with mild brett flavors. Very vinous and almost cider-like. The oak is not showcased, but rather melds with the acidity to remove any heavier vinegar notes. Tangy, under ripe pear and lactic on the finish with no heat or alcohol flavors at all. Simple yet complex flavors work amazingly together.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and the insane level of carbonation makes me feel like this brew could float right out of my glass.

Overall, it took a major event in my life to succumb to temptation. I was not let down. Another amazing beer from a brewery that never ceases to amaze me.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 00:33:48 | More by BDLbrewster
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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,662 ratings.