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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,665 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,665
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,509
Gots: 709 | FT: 38
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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QuentinCompson

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4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12.7 oz bottle (Batch 003) into Orval chalice

A - 1.5 finger head into cm film; Golden, murky brew; inviting; random lacing

S - Wine, Brett yeast, peppery fruits, slight spice

T-M - Smooth, nicely carbed intro, sourness starts creeping in over malts; wild champagne taste; nose gets increasingly sour, but not too much at all; more fruit & champagne (not vinegary); nice notes from the Brett; awesome peppery finish, almost like a drop of Tabasco.

D - This beer is inspired. Amazing. May take some getting used to, but you cant deny its genius. Could drink it all night if I was so lucky.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 04:14:16 | More by QuentinCompson
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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,665 ratings.