Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,630 | Reviews: 949 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by somabeer:
4.8/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Just popping from the cork, my nose is greeted with big whiff, reminding me of funky fresh goat cheese, with a light lemony zest in the background. It foams just to the top of the bottle, barely breaching the surface. Poured into the glass it has a big bone white head, with fair retention and some lacing. The taste is amazing, its very tart and dry with a nice citrus background. the finish is impeccable full of oak and butter, really drawing out the california chardonnay from the barrels. The buttery finish makes an odd sensation on the way down, but other that its very fizzy and very drinkable!
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2010 07:06:44 | More by somabeer
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Slightly hazy golden colour with a nice, creamy, off-white head.
Rich and rounded aroma. Quite tart with some goaty barnyard notes and then fruitiness. Quite a bit of oak. Vanilla and buttery oak. Interesting and very nice.
The palate deliversa moderate tartness backed up with the woodiness of the aroma. Fruit follows to cleanse and add complexity. Not as earthy as the aroma. Still very good.
Medium body with moderate carbonation and some tannin. Good.
A really excellent beer. Not as great as I remember it being last time I had it but still very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 07:24:57 | More by dgilks
4.53/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Chalice pour at Via Marconi's, Hatfield, PA.
A- Light gold in color. Off white head stays thin, but sticks around for the entirety of the drink.
S- Tang in the nose. Citrus and some apple. Not overly sweet.
T- Tangy again, like the nose. Apples and citrus is what I pick up. Just a faint toasted malt.
M- Light, tangy, and a dry finish. Much less sweet than the other sours I've had from RR. (Consecration, Supplication)
O- Spectacular. I really love the tang and dryness this one brings, and the flavor profile is great.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2014 17:59:25 | More by BWED
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,630 ratings.