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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,674 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,674
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,518
Gots: 713 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-12-2014 23:02:17 | More by griffeyb
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HuaiDan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-12-2014 16:09:16 | More by HuaiDan
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blindmike

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-12-2014 15:54:35 | More by blindmike
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thebeerprophet

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

06-11-2014 23:45:31 | More by DrunkAl
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Resurrection Ale House and Local 44 two days later - served in tulips)

A: light-golden liquid with a bright, jewel-like glow... brilliant clarity... initial feathery foam, falls out leaving a scattered collar

S: mild black pepper and grassy white wine... soft, elegant sourish tartness

T: subtle white grape, perhaps a dry peach... nice, delicate balance of lactic tartness, hardly puckering... quite dry, light-moderate balance of dry oak grain

M: very light, dry... crisp but not sharp... mild tannic finish (wood grain)

O: not explosively flavorful, but fantastically savorable and sessionable

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 20:24:02 | More by Bouleboubier
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Endtro

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-10-2014 19:52:52 | More by Endtro
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-09-2014 22:08:51 | More by FightinIrish88
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-09-2014 20:02:37 | More by HoppySeb
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-09-2014 17:02:12 | More by jbdpsu82
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SourMeTimber

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.3%

06-09-2014 15:46:01 | More by SourMeTimber
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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amano_h

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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sourdog

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Tele

California

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 5

A: 4.5 Slightly hazy golden yellow with a small off-white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: 4.5 Lots of lemon and funk at first with some light pine and a touch of vanilla. Funk opens up a bit more with bringing some dry, aged cheese aromas; it sounds weird but it's really pleasant.

T: 4.25 Fairly tart with a little sweetness. Lost of lemon and orange, a good amount of funk, and some grassy earthiness. Not quite as much going on as the nose, but still very good. Vanilla and oak come through a bit later on. More citrus on the aftertaste along with some herbs, green apple, and more oak.

M: 4.5 Nice carbonation with a fairly light body. Has a very nice, dry finish.

O: 4.5 Great sour blond. Reminds me a lot of some classic Belgian guezes, with a bit less tartness and more citrus.

Serving type: on-tap

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +12.1%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-05-2014 19:58:33 | More by Keananmichael5
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,674 ratings.