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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,471 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2471
Reviews: 941
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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Reviews by biggied:
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biggied

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4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy blond liquid with a craggy white head that has excellent retention.

S- Extremely aromatic with boat loads of sour fruit, oak, and funk. Very crisp and enjoyable.

T- Sweet and sour. Funky and fruity. The sweet and sour bounce back and forth. Complex and tasty.

M- Acidic, dry, light, and clean. Very nice.

D- Very "simple" and funky. Refreshing and delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2010 03:19:06 | More by biggied
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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.