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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,669 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,669
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,513
Gots: 713 | 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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airohead2001

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Part I of epic RR tasting including Tempt, Sancti, Beati, Suppl, and Consec. Thanks to glazeman for contributing this one, as well as the other two rarities in the bunch.

The appearance of this one is a murky yellow, similar to most American wild ales I've seen. The smell is lemon with some booze, sour grapes, and funkiness to it. The smell is the best part of this brew - outstanding. The taste is sour grapes, lemon, and a ton of tasty oakiness in the finish. Very nice. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style, and drinkability is very high. Not too sour, mut rather just some nice juicy grapes steeped with wood. I can drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 00:39:45 | More by airohead2001
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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,669 ratings.