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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

2,851 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,851
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,553
Gots: 769 | FT: 46
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was without a doubt the best beer I have ever tasted!

A - A beautiful inch and a half thick head that lead to some serious lacing on the tulip glass. The color was golden - what I would imagine an angel looks like!

S - Sour, very sour! Brett is there - but not overpowering. I just want to take a bath in it, it is so inviting.

T - Temptation is so unique and so well crafted. It tastes like Sour Patch Kids and the sourness tingles my lips - amazing!

M - Perfect!

D - Very, very, very drinkable! At 7.75% abv it goes down smooth. Do whatever it takes to drink this beer - classic!

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.