Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by goatgoat:
4.13/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to a wino buddy that suffered the brewpub on her trip through Sonoma county to send this to me. That's a friend right there.
Batch 004x3. According to the website brewed in 5/08 and bottled in June this year.
Pours a golden sunshine yellow with hints of apricot, slightly hazy. A gentle pour brings forth a finger's worth of pillowy white froth with excellent staying power. As it finally falls it leaves a very fine and thin lace.
Aroma is tart and sour overlaying a fruity sweet bread. Sour green apples. The oak is present, but not overwhelming. Light orchard fruits. Undefinable spices.
Flavor is strongly sour. Puckering lemon sour. A pithy bitterness and oak come through in the finish.
Body is light, effervescent, smooth and silky. Finish is puckering and very dry.
This is a very well done Belgian blond gone wild. The aroma balances all the varied characteristics superbly. The flavor favors the wild bugs a bit more than I'd like, with much less of the Belgian coming through. But a wonderful deviation from my recent string of American styled brews.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2009 03:01:48 | More by goatgoat
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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.