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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,741
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,530
Gots: 732 | FT: 43
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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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-06-2014 04:23:26 | More by mecmd
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imhoudinibitch

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.3%

08-06-2014 02:07:13 | More by imhoudinibitch
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Dillonlarsen1992

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-06-2014 01:22:49 | More by Dillonlarsen1992
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Hesscabob

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

08-05-2014 21:25:02 | More by Hesscabob
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Tedm9991

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-05-2014 03:10:40 | More by Tedm9991
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-04-2014 19:09:52 | More by Kirk
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.3%

08-04-2014 18:28:27 | More by sbart518
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

08-03-2014 22:29:13 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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TNeedles

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-01-2014 18:50:13 | More by TNeedles
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Chrisfarleywine

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

08-01-2014 15:45:58 | More by Chrisfarleywine
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ronricorossi

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-01-2014 04:28:58 | More by ronricorossi
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Berls_McSquirrels

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-31-2014 23:45:51 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-31-2014 23:41:52 | More by ahermsen
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MrDave

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-31-2014 17:16:55 | More by MrDave
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bsm80x

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

07-31-2014 15:28:59 | More by bsm80x
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bigcountry81

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-31-2014 01:51:58 | More by bigcountry81
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JohnG190

New York

4.83/5  rDev +8.3%

Bottled May 2013. Pours a hazy golden orange with a white sudsy head that dissipates quickly into a frothy retention cap that sticks around throughout and leaves some lacing. Its a lovely beer to look at. Lemon on the nose, with hints of oak and white wine grapes. Very light and crisp aroma. Tart and puckering on the front of the palate, with notes of lemon, oak, and sweet grape. Finishes extremely dry with little to no lingering aftertaste. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation. Overall, a supremely well crafted barrel aged wild ale. Well balanced, complex, and extremely drinkable!

07-30-2014 22:08:57 | More by JohnG190
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tommyz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.3%

07-30-2014 17:43:20 | More by tommyz
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.3%

07-30-2014 17:13:36 | More by cofeeguru
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osubeav2003

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-30-2014 10:44:01 | More by osubeav2003
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vfgccp

New York

4.19/5  rDev -6.1%

Batch 6 (brewed 2009, bottled 2011). Opened July 2014.

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.

07-30-2014 00:03:14 | More by vfgccp
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illy0sis

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-29-2014 13:20:59 | More by illy0sis
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sjmad23

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-29-2014 00:25:33 | More by sjmad23
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the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-28-2014 16:07:30 | More by the-gobbler
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-28-2014 13:25:09 | More by Psychmusic
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,741 ratings.