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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

2,674 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,674
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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lurpy1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite a conundrum this drink is. After a ho-hum pour, it's terrific, with a tartness that evokes grapes and lemons and gets your salivary glands going whether you want them to or not. Delicious. But what the hell is it? There's so much tart chardonnay it's crossed over from being a beer to being something else. It's as much wine as it is beer, and in many ways it's no more beer than a malternative is. Still, a great drink, but I've penalized the overall rating for the identity crisis.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 14:35:13 | More by lurpy1
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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.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,674 ratings.