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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,676 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,676
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,518
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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goatgoat

Arizona

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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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,676 ratings.