Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by davey101:
4.39/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375 ml C + C bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 07/27/12 so nearly six months old at this point. Thanks Wes!
A - Pours an initially clear golden amber body. The second pour is obviously quite hazy with some sediment. Massive fluffy bone white head fills the rest of the glass but dies down quickly leaving behind a gorgeous one finger cap. Sticky and soapy lacing with long retention coats the glass after every sip.
S - Starts off with huge notes of brettanomyces. Barnyard musk, hay, and oak. Layers of fruit; mainly lemons, overripe pears and grape skins. The finish is powdery and dry with a touch of blue cheese. The white wine barrel adds such a great fruit character. Just phenomenal.
T - Crisp and lively. Sour lemons, ripe pear juice, and tart green grapes. Oak and a musk take over on the finish. Lactic and very tart. Finishes nearly dry. Not over the top sour.
M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Drinks very easily.
O - Very nice AWA. The aroma is just perfect. Definitely draws some parallels with brett heavy Belgian Pales and the Chardonnay barrel adds a subtle but well implemented angle.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 04:06:48 | More by davey101
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4.25/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Sunshine orange mixes with light golden-blond.
S - Peach, musty sour green grapes. Aromas of peach blossoms.
T - Very sour. Lemons, unripe cox apples. Almost mouth-puckering. Not a huge amount of oakiness with a mildly astringent finish. The tartness overpowered the fruit and the funk from the brett.
M - Crisply carbonated which enhances its refreshingness. Body was medium and much less sparkling than champagne, for example.
O - Obviously expectations were fairly high with this one, and as is wont to happen from time to time, they were not met. I found the acidity ate away at the other characteristics which the beer might have offered. Not mind-blowing, and for this drinker, probably not worth the effort required to get hold of the bottled form. Will revisit in the future to see if my palate has changed.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2014 03:01:28 | More by abeeronthebeach
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
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