Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
4.38/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I have had very limited experience with wild ales, and Warheads are much too sour for me. Thanks to Halley for picking me up this bottle when she was at the brewery!
A: Straw yellow body with a tinge of orange. Three-finger bone-white head that slowly dissipated over a few minutes, leaving some good legs. Slight streams of small bubbles slowly slip to the surface.
S: Barnyard aroma similar to some farmhouse ales I have tried, with sour citrus notes.
T: The sourness comes first, with tinges of apples and lemons. It does induce a slight mouth pucker, but is not as intense as I feared it might be. Oak is very evident in the middle, though it's not too strong either. A small note of wine is noticeable as well. The aftertaste is of a light sourness, with carbonation still tickling my tongue.
M: I thought the fairly high level of carbonation balanced the flavors well, keeping everything light, balanced, and refreshing.
D: Tasty, light, and a mere 7.25% abv equals a beverage that I could easily have another of.
I was quite pleasantly surprised by this beer. I haven't had nearly enough wild ales to know if I am a fan or not, but Temptation certainly gave my initial skepticism about this style a good thrashing. I certainly hope to acquire more of this for nights which demand a lighter beer than my customary malt bombs.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2010 06:15:57 | More by WorldWideStout
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4.19/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Batch 6 (brewed 2009, bottled 2011). Opened July 2014.
A - Golden straw body. Thin, fine white head. Light carbonation in the glass.
S - Ouh. Bright tingly tart nose. Oak, grape skins, minerals, hay, acidic lemons, and wet blankets.
T - Smooth, mouth fillingly tart, and dry. Prominent but smooth oak, tart green apples, tart white grapes, grape skins, lemonade, white sugar, unripe peaches.
M - Medium-light body with light carbonation.
O - A great example of the style; great oak notes with a smooth, bold tart flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 00:03:14 | More by vfgccp
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,676 ratings.