Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle poured into a Cantillon flute.
A: Pours a rich gold with a bubbly, white crown.
S: Dry, white grape, dry oak, barnyard funk.
T: White grape/chardonnay flavors dominate at first, followed by some lush, light fruitiness, rounded out by tart, funk notes in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with abundant carbonation, not unlike a spritzer or wine cooler - works very nicely with the taste of this beer.
O: I definitely prefer the darker RR sours, but this was a nice change of pace and one I'm glad to have tried.
07-14-2014 00:29:56 | More by Halfbrother83
4.69/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance - The beer was a handsome golden color with a bubbly white head crowning the glass.
Smell - The grapes from the aging really come through in the aroma. Sour notes reveal the intentions of the grapes.
Taste - My initial impression was sour grapes, largely from the aging process. Further, the taste evolves to notes of grape skin and some citrus notes. The taste finishes with dry sour notes.
Mouthfeel - I found myself wishing the carbonation was a little more muted which would allow for the taste to be extended.
Overall - It would be close between Temptation and Supplication to determine my favorite Russian River.
07-13-2014 16:00:43 | More by JohnnyHopps
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,781 ratings.