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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,092 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,092
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,568
Gots: 822 | 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.

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Photo of stewart124
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at Stone.

Pours golden with plenty of visible carbonation. Beautiful
Lacing right off the bat. Trails of bubbles.

Farmyard, horse blanket and grainy notes. Some lemon and tart cherries comes to mind.

Whoa! This packs a punch. Loaded with tart characters and finishes so dry. More lemon and tart cherries with biscuity/bread to back it up. So easy to sip. The bottle doesn't last nearly long enough.

Photo of bamadog
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this bad boy in a trade some time ago and feel that after a couple of years, I should probably get to crushing it. Review is from notes taken on 9/3/2012 and poured from the bottle (batch 004X3) to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a light, crispy golden straw color; starts with 1/4 finger creamy, slightly off-white head with good retention; head fades to a full, lush cap; body is mostly clear, just a touch of haze on the glass, so the body has great clarity; plenty of carbonation bubbling up quickly in thin streams; big swaths of lacing are left in curtains and trails on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Light tart green grapes; touch of saccharine funk with a bit of barnyard mulchiness to it; smell is crisp, refreshing -- like a chilled white wine with nice tartness.

Taste: Wow - might be one of the easiest drinking wilds I've had to date -- the funk and tartness there, and it makes me want to pucker a little bit, but it fades rather quickly and allows the tart grape flavors and touch of mulchiness; bit of an acidic/vinegar-like bite flavor.

Mouthfeel: Body is rather light in terms of weight, and again, the tartness does create a pucker but it's manageable and fades rather quickly; a rather sticky and moderately thick coating all over the palate; I'm left salivating.

Overall: I didn't think RR could top Consecration, but they did with this particular beer. I wish I had access to their work on a regular basis, so I feel like every time I drink a beer of theirs that I crack from my closet I'm robbing myself of a future delight, but if I don't drink it, I'm robbing myself of a current delight. Damn you, Vinny, for being so good.

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle. Dated 06 18 14 (June 18, 2014)

A: God's urine. Gorgeous golden body. Not cloudy at all. 3 finger white head that sticks around for days.

S: Just keeps getting better and better as it warms up. Tart lemon, good amount of brett funk. Sour white grapes. Smells better than anything chardonnay i've had.

T: Complex. My taste buds are on one hell of a ride right now. I've had pretty much all of the RR sours that get bottled and this one might be the best yet. Wow.

M: Soft, perfect amount of carbonation. No heat from the alcohol. Can't find any flaw here.

O: Exceeded my expectations. One of the best beers I've ever had, and I'm glad I have another bottle waiting for me.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 001. 375ml bottle. Pours into my tulip glass a deep golden yellow with nice clarity, fine active carbonation and a creamy white head. Aromas flow out of the glass with sun drenched grains and a fruity profile (green apple). The oak is there with a vinous aroma as well. Brett moves in with a noticeable sourness and an underlying funky, hay/barnyard aroma. Draws me in with its wonderful array of scents.

First sip brings a light sun dried malt with fruity flavors of lemon, citrus and grapes. Oak and woody tannin tones are met by a sourness that flows in. Hay, must and barnyard flavors mix in on the way down. Acidity is there but is well managed and never becomes too much. The Brettanomyces works in so well. Finishes a bit dry. Just an amazing beer.

Mouthfeel is medium to light and arid with mellow carbonation that rolls across the tongue perfectly. Incredibly refreshing and easy to drink. Just an amazing brew overall. I could easily sit down and enjoy a couple of bottles of this to myself and be in heaven. Yet another winner from Russian River, I only wish this wasn't my only bottle. Temptation is worth seeking out and enjoying.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow orange in a goblet. A nice one finger white head that fades quickly and forms a nice retention.

Smell: Major notes of citrus tart, musty, and oak. The citrus seems to be of grapes and pineapple and banana. There are some spices, but I can't put my finger on it.

Taste: It starts off a bit strange due to an initial vinegar taste. The fruit really balances well with the more wine like qualities of the beer. There is some nice breadiness that provides the backbone here and some sugary notes as well. This warms beautifully and you can really taste all the subtle nuances of the flavors.

Mouthfeel: Lively and active. The sour and oak lingers nicely.

Drinkability: Absolutely wonderful. Refreshing and moderate alcohol content.

Photo of ggaughan
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this last night at the back bar at Monk's. I have been waiting to try it for awhile as I have held off on the bottle in my basement.

The Temptation pours a very hazy orange/yellow color with a nice thick and sparkling head.

The first few sips of this beer definitely reminds you that it has been aged in Chardonnay barrels for an extended period of time and then you get the sour and bitterness that is trademark RR.

I wish the bottle was a 25oz because I could have enjoyed this much longer but at $16 a bottle I was limited myself to one...for now.

After my first try of the Temptation I will befinitely age the bottle I have at home and try it a few more time at Monk's because this is another winner from Russian River. Great job Vinnie.

Photo of mudbug
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden with a 1/2 inch head that thins out to a cover that keeps on going due to the bubbles that appear all the way down.
Aroma is lemony sour chardonay with a very slight wet hay.
Taste is pucker sour, lemon rind, biting on the tip of the tongue then some oaky sweetness in the middle followed by a clean lemony aftertaste that is more juicy than dry
Carbonation is on the high side in a good way, refreshing and complex.
I can drink this a lot. Bravo!

Photo of dirtylou
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, Batch 05X1E

the elusive temptation - nobody ever sent you to me so I moved to the west coast to find you. well not really, but its good to have.

appearance: served in my ale asylum chalice, glowing pale golden body, bubbly carbonation

smell: instantaneously - ah yes, the chardonnay barrel...big oaky aroma, vinous white grapes, tart green apple, brett funk

taste: obviously exceptional - the undisputed (in my eyes) best american brewery really hits the mark with temptation. I guess a prerequisite to enjoying this beer is the appreciation of a nice oaked chardonnay. Oak, belgian sugars, tart green apple, white grape, funky brett bite, melon. Righteous.

mouthfeel: light, lively, well carbonated

overall: exceptional

Photo of nickhiller
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: good clarity, golden, champagne bubbles

S: vinegar, sour cream, lemon zest, Brett.

T: grapefruit pith, sweet white wine, cider, fresh green apples, seawall--seaweed and brine--a little vinegar, malt is present in the form of a slight sweetness on the, lemon juice.

M: light and sharp, with a bone dry finish.

D: This might be my favorite sour thus far. I'm new to this style and I will admit there's a little bit of a learning curve but I think it's safe to say that I'm being won over and this one has gone a long way towards acceptance. It was just the right amount of sourness for me with some great flavors just below the surface. Thumbs up for me.

Photo of Tdizzle
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 003 poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A- This beer pours a slightly cloudy straw color with a massive white head that takes a long time to settle, leaving sheets of web-like lacing on the glass.

S- Lots of funky sourness along with strong aromas of white wine and oak. There are grassy and floral notes in there too.

T- Very sour at first, with flavors of white grapes and lemon. The finish leaves a nice oak flavor on the palate. This beer leaves you wanting more after every sip.

M- A medium-bodied feel with lively carbonation, but the carbonation is light enough to give this a very smooth feeling in the mouth.

D- This is a pure joy to drink. The sourness is intense, but it's balanced out extremely well by the subtle oak flavors. The alcohol is masked very well too.

One of the best sour beers I've had. A must try.

Photo of thebierbrewery
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We had a bottle of this donated to The Bier Brewery on 11-24-10 by Mike Sprinkle.

A- Light, golden pale color with a bit of haze. Small head and little retention.

S- Nice brett character, you can definitely tell it is a funk beer that has been aged in chardonnay barrels.

T- Absolutely amazing flavor profile. So many flavors and layers of flavors. Acidity and sourness nicely balanced with the base beer.

M- Light, almost refreshing mouthfeel, crisp and highly carbonated

D- Very, very drinkable, if you like balanced sours. Needs to be served in brandy snifter for full effect. This beer is one to be savored and enjoyed.

Photo of ChewbaccaSD
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Luk13
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle 375ml batch 003, thanks to Glouglouburp. Beautiful peachy-gold body, lasting white head, nice ring and heavy lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits (pinneaples, citrus and passion fruits), some farmhouse, wet hay, brett and musty wood but not in excess. Close to perfect. Taste is sour upfront, some bitterness with a moderatly sweet fruity finish for the style. It's all about balance. Grapefruit skin and lemon rind, white wine and woody flavors. Awesome beer, I was tempted to give it a perfect score in every class because its beautiful balance and drinkability. The only flaw would be its sweetness. As I pour the remaining lees, the pinneaples seems to be more present. Damn, this rating is getting incoherent. Let's stop this.

Photo of ajmitch4
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of grub
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DrJay was nice enough to share this interesting and complex beer. my first russian river experience was definitely a good one. thanks jay!

pours a slightly hazy yellow with a huge gushing white head. the head drops slowly and leaves a bit of lace.

aroma is great. lots of funk. bit of vinegar. salty, like seawater. one of the other guys mentioned salt and vinegar chips, and i think it fits well. fruity, maybe pineapple. interesting.

taste is great. i found it interesting to start, and it just got better with time. slightly sharp initially. bit of vinegar. light fruit. dried cherries. bready malt. citric acid, almost lemony. light bitterness. the more you taste it, the more layers and depth comes out. great with food.

mouthfeel is great. the high carbonation works really well. nice body, with a very dry finish.

drinkability is great. i liked it at first, and really found it grew on me. very interesting, complex, and balanced beer. thanks again jay!

Photo of jdklks
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a not quite transparent super-light gold, with an excessively fizzy bright white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a good sized island of bubbles stranded in the middle of an over-sized wine glass. The center continues to bubble aggressively, which makes the look of this beer only slightly more interesting than what it very closely resembles: bud light. The smell is primarily of chardonnay mixed with brett and perhaps a little citrus fruit (maybe orange?). it would score higher, but the aroma strangely resembles a hefeweizen, which disturbs me.

wow. a superb effort. this beer might convert me into a chardonnay drinker... but probably not. super sweet and super sour. the fruit and the wine perfectly compliment each other, and a very subtle oakiness sneaks in to contribute to the flavor blitz that is Temptation. very dry on the tongue, which gives off a wine-like bitter-sweet after-taste and again emphasizes the oak barrel aging, while the palate remains moist, almost slippery with goodness that begs for another taste.

at first i didn't like it, but then i grew to love it. Im speaking, of course, of the excessive carbonation that allows this beer to dance lightly and gracefully along the palate, massaging your mouth with airy pleasantness. the drinkability is, well, decently amazing.

Photo of oregone
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. Certainly my prefered sour from RR. Has a gorgeous unfolding complexity and to my taste an impecable puckery balance.
A: Ligh golden color with a hint of copper in a wider bulbed glass. Very active carbonation which makes for excellent retention of the light and delicate head that settles in.
S: Acidic lime aromas with defined barrel and vinous qualities. Light hints of animal and and barn aromas to complement the grape and pit fruit aromas.
T: Yum! Citrus and aggressive grassy flavors. Oak aged wine characteristics and kumquats. It just continues to open up and evolve.
M: Most certainly puckering. Drying. Refreshing. It is heavy on the attack and persistent on the finish. For how aggressive this is, it surprisingly is not unpleasant or burdensome. Just a pronounced expression.
D: I could drink this one all night. It's weighted palate impression requires paced consumption. But there is nothing fatiguing here and the relatively low abv and slow pace of consumption allows for extended drinking.

Photo of notchucknorris
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale yellow color with a thin off-white head.

S: Chardonnay, wood, lemon and a touch of white vinegar.

T: Green apples, a punch of sourness and some apple cider vinegar on the finish. A definite touch of lemon as well. This is definitely the most delicate of the RR sours I've had but everything about it just works. Amazing.

Photo of Viggo
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 375 ml bottle, thanks DrJay, you spoil us!

Pours a hazy blonde/yellow, gushes out of the bottle, white head, some nice lace and good retention. Smell is crazy, sweet, yeasty, horse blanket, spices, toffee, honey, some brett sourness, oaky vanilla, amazing. Taste is sour, oak, vanilla, pineapples, more sour, spices, very tart acidity, almost salt and vinegar, excellent. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation, crazy and my first wild ale, love this style though.

Photo of afausser
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by dkachur at the C'ville tasting--thanks, Dan!

A: Pours a hazy light brown/orange-yellow. Nice carbonation and a fluffy, persistent one and a half fingers of head. It really does not disappear as it sits out for...quite a bit, still with one and a half fingers just sitting lightly on top. Pretty nice and fluffy webs of lacing up and down the glass, but it pales in comparison to the head on this, which is damn impressive.

S: quite nice and sour, but also some orange, lemon, and pink grapefruit citrus taste. A little funky, grassy, and hay-like. Slight barnyard smell, but not a huge one. A bit of cloves and buttery/peppery scents are also present, and maybe some sweet red apples, peaches, and tangerines as well as white grapes, white vinegar, and a slight, hard to identify funk.

T: pretty sour--perhaps the most sour I've had, but in a very mild and pleasant way somehow. It's a sort of combination of granny smith apples, cider, and white vinegar, though certainly not apple cider vinegar. A little lemony also, maybe even with lemongrass and hay.

M: Very fine, tiny bubbles, not too few or too many.

D: I'm not entirely sure, as I've been sipping this one for a bit with a friend and haven't particularly tried to drink it quickly. It seems, however, pretty drinkable for how sour it is.

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JMoore50 on this one. 750 ml. bottle, corked and caged, poured into a Russian River stemmed glass.

A: Beautiful golden hue with very little haze. Head is thick and white, and retains nicely. lacing is sticky and concentrated.

S: Hops are almost non-existent on the nose, but the rest makes up for that. Citrus, white grape, and some grass show, along with some barnyard and just a hint of oak.

T: Flavors of this beer consist of citrus and white grape, along with grassy, herbal notes. Brett adds just the right amount of funk to it. The oak has mellowed this beer greatly, with just a tinge in the backround. The finish is dry, and very clean.

M&D: Medium bodied and very soft. While it is somewhat puckering, the beer is very thirst-quenching.Temptation is amazing stuff! Easy to drink, and very complex at the same time. It's a beer that I'll be searching for again in the new future.

Photo of JRhode
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 bottle split into Duvel tulip w/ jessethehutt. Batch 3.

Aroma of lemon zest, vinegar, oak. Or maybe it's is just really sour cherry? Spice? A little sweetness too. Each time I smell this beer I pick up something different.

Layered flavors: sour brettiness, citrus, oak, a little alcohol on the finish. Nice complexity; not just a one trick pony that wallops you over the head with sourness. Full bodied with moderate carbonation that is amplified by the sourness. Hits all of the taste sensations.

Very quaffable until the heartburn/sour stomach kicks in. The 7.25% abv is nicely integrated.

This beer doesn't get the hype that Beat and Supp get, but is just as good or better.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, Sampled December 2007
It was definitely a slight mistake to serve this at near cellar temperatures (60ºF / 15.5ºC), as the beer foamed up and started gushing as soon as I popped the cork. I only lost a couple ounces though. The beer forms a frothy, scant fat-one-finger thick, pale, off white colored head that is actually quite persistent. The beer is a hazy, slightly chunky, orange tinted, dark straw color. The oak character seems much subdued from the first batch (which is a good thing as this was my main complaint with that beer). This is nice and funky, notes of urea, aromatic goat, farmhouse-stinky-cheese, a definite cattiness, mushroom spore and a host of sharp phenolics that at times approaches fresh curing plastic. Underneath the funk is a nice fruit character reminiscent of tart, un-ripened white grapes (sauvignon blanc & gewürztraminer come to mind), as well as touch of green apple and tart pear aromas. The aroma on this is really quite nice, it is definitely ringing my funky bone right now.

Tart, but not aggressively so (at least for this Gueuze addict), it is somehow soft and creamy feeling, despite the still present carbonation. This creaminess has definitely been picked up in the barrel as oak notes add some tongue coating softness to this brew and even some heft to the body; suggestive from the butter-like oak flavors this makes the beer actually feel buttery in texture. Soft oak contributions of vanillin, a definite sharp spiciness and perhaps a hint of buttery-oak notes are all found here, though the spicy notes are definitely the largest oak character here. The wine analogy continues as the process used is definitely a contributor; definitely reminiscent of an oaky chardonnay as this beer has flavors of green fruit, star-fruit, flint, a certain light metallic quality and that definite oak presence. The funky wee-beasts and the oak contribute spice notes of white pepper, piquant ginger, The flavor is not quite as funky as the aroma might have suggested, but I think this is ultimately a good thing as it allows the complexity of the fruit, oak and spiciness to come through. The sourness, while present and definitive, is so well integrated that it is not overly noticed on its own.

The oak character is much more in check with this the second batch. This is a far superior beer in my opinion (and it hasn't taken anywhere near 5 years as I last predicted) as the oak, while present, now plays a supporting role. If successive batches keep getting better, then I am going to need to re-baseline my scoring. Just a fantastic brew. The texture is phenomenal & the flavor is just so well integrated and nuanced. The aroma, while absolutely engaging and complex, may actually be a bit too funky. Let me explain that though, because I absolutely love funk and the funk found in the aroma, while dominant, is so well integrated together, but it is a bit too dominant to let the nuanced oak, grape and malt notes through (despite being so inviting and characterful). I may even need to crack a batch 1 just to see what is happening to that .I still maintain that these 375ml bottles just aren't quite enough, as I always want more of this brew after draining my glass. Though if it was a 750's worth, my proliferous text might be pushing the extremes of my already superfluous text.

Batch 1, Sampled June 2006
4/4/4/4.5/4.5 total 4.1
Pours a lightly hazy orange-copper color, it is pretty well carbonated and has a frothy pale, almost white head. The aroma is quite oaky with lots of buttery notes, an astringent woodiness, notes of grapes (perhaps sauvignon or chardonnay), notes of pears, and some subtle spice notes. Quite an interesting nose on this one.

The beer is quite light on the palate, and very dry. The dryness actually suppresses the oakiness a bit, but it is definitely still here. The finish is quite long with a subtle tannic woodiness to it. There is a light acidity (for a Lambic at least) here as well, more similar to the lactic character of a Lambic than the acetic character of a Flemish sour beer. I am really quite relieved that I don't get any diacetyl in this beer (I am quite sensitive to it), there is a bit of buttery character (mostly in the aroma), but this is definitely oak derived. There is a certain spritzy character to this beer that is a combination of the carbonation and the acidity.

This beer is really quite interesting, Vinnie still has a ways to go, but this has more to do with letting the barrels reach an equilibrioum point than Vinnie at this point. I think that Vinnie has the touch, in perhaps 5 years (if the wee bugs are compliant and amenable), subsequent releases of this should be quite stellar.

Photo of Kshock
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer of all time. It just fits my palate perfectly.

A- Bright straw yellow color, nice white lavcing on the glass from the paper white head. The head retention is awesome on this beer, always has a decent head to it.

S- Dry citrus in the nose, with very slight hints of sour/vinegar. Smells like an amazing sour should. Lots of wood, with some hints of chardonnay.

T- This beer to me has an amazing flavor. The combination of the wood and the lactic acid make for a bright, sour, and dry flavor. Very refreshing and delicious.

D- I love this beer (as ive said earlier) but i feel dispite my bias that this beer drinks beautifully. it reminds me of an awesome gueuze you could drink everyday, especially on a warm day in the backyard with friends.

Photo of originalsin
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my third experience with Temptation--my first came about a full month ago and that led me to instantly buy 2 more 750ml bottles. Temptation was my first sour and it was the third beer to really bow my mind in the past couple months (the other two being Founders Breakfast Stout and Weihenstephaner Hefe).
I went into my first experience with this beer with all kinds of mixed feelings and worries--I'd heard such mixed things about sours that I was truly worried.

Probably one of my favorite beers thus far. Don't expect anything but perfection here. And of course it delivers...
Appearance is a cloudy gold color with some beautiful carbonation and a pretty incredible pillowey pure-white head that laces and retains exceptionally well.

Smell is very intriguing- almost like a chardonnay with a nice hint of sourness. There's pear, oak, and a lot of grape (wine notes) on the nose as well.

The taste is beautiful. It's a heavenly experience. I fell in love with Russian River all over again the first time I had this beer. It's well balanced with some great sourness and acidity that don't need to mask the delicious yeasty and apple flavors. I bring up the apple because my good friend, not a beer advocate but someone open to trying new things anytime told me that it tasted like zours, his favorite candy, to him, and that it was subsequently his favorite beer of all time.

Temptation is a bit dry, wonderfully crisp, and an altogether delicious brew. I wish I didn't have friends to share it with because I want the whole bottle to myself but nonetheless I'm so glad to get to share this experience with others.

Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,092 ratings.