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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,662 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,662
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,505
Gots: 710 | 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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donovansill

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

05-26-2014 22:20:46 | More by donovansill
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

01-25-2013 01:39:13 | More by 1424IpA
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

05-26-2013 05:55:50 | More by ajzy
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cherche

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

10-23-2013 20:06:56 | More by cherche
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

01-02-2014 01:46:50 | More by PA-Michigander
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

09-12-2013 03:58:41 | More by CityofBals
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Naerhu

Japan

3.35/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Hazy dark yellow, pure white head.
S - Slightly sour and slightly guezey chardonnay aromas
T - Extremely dry, quite bitter for the queze style. Lambicy, but none of the punishing sourness or any of the harshness.
M - Smooth and small carbonation. Delightful.
D - Interesting and tastey, but not refreshing.

Confirming my suspision that BAs are generally the finest people you will ever meet, I met with DonneBaby this evening, and had quite a good time. Thank you for bringing this beer all the way to Japan.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 15:48:41 | More by Naerhu
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DogFood11

California

3.4/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I aged this for almost a year after purchase on a reccomendation from the beer manager at High times near newport beach. Popped the cork on a special occasion served in a small tulip.

Golden with Orange hue around the edges. Head and lacing are lacking.

First gulp reminded me of a chardonay. Big grape, sour, bitter, and some sweetness to finish. Some oak, wooded, earthy interior but mostly this brew reminded me of a fine chardonay with more carbonation and earthy tones to it.

I really think this should be aged a long long time. I aged it but it didn't settle down yet. Give this one a few years. For now its a glorified wine.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 17:14:58 | More by DogFood11
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squaremile

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Belmont Station in Portland. Pour a true gold, a bit of a fizzy head, and smells like a Pinot. Light mouthfeel, carb dances in the mouth a bit. Taste has a nice sour punch (like sour candy) and some funk and earthy notes, but I'm stuck on a chalky flavor that compromised the drinkability. Maybe it needs more time, maybe it's me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2009 07:23:00 | More by squaremile
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

06-10-2012 16:51:47 | More by DavyJones
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

06-20-2014 15:06:52 | More by huskermike12
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

10-03-2012 03:55:33 | More by Hardcore
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seasmokiee

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

01-19-2012 18:04:25 | More by seasmokiee
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

03-16-2014 23:27:14 | More by BGsWo22
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

02-08-2014 17:00:30 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

12-02-2013 03:50:45 | More by Hophead717
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

09-19-2013 01:41:32 | More by Rhettroactive
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msondel

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

12-30-2012 20:03:42 | More by msondel
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

01-04-2014 01:29:56 | More by Basshooker
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

10-22-2012 22:39:19 | More by MrRockstar
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cpacheco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

03-03-2012 06:35:29 | More by cpacheco
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Jules11788

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

10-26-2012 04:11:05 | More by Jules11788
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

01-10-2012 06:39:03 | More by ThirstyHerf
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cletusdog

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

07-13-2012 22:42:07 | More by cletusdog
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Rconn006

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

03-07-2012 06:33:49 | More by Rconn006
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,662 ratings.