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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

2,461 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2461
Reviews: 940
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.17%


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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SiepJones

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden in color with lots of carbonation through it. Fluffy clear head sits on top of the beer. Good head retention, with lots of lace on the sides of the glass.
Musty aromas of Brett, apple and pear.
Lots of funky barnyard flavors from the Brett. The beer also has some sweet fruit flavors of apple, pear, and white grapes from the chardonnay barreling.
Smooth mouthfeel with good fizz from the carbonation. The finish is slightly dry, tart, and refreshing.
This was a great beer, excellent balance, complex flavor. Russian River does not make a bad beer and this one is no exception to that.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 02:23:37 | More by SiepJones
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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,461 ratings.