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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,631 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,631
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,495
Gots: 709 | FT: 40
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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4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 5-30-13

A - Light orange with ~2-2.5" worth of white porous head.

S - Grapes, wine, vanilla, sour fruit.

T - Grapes, tartness / pink grapefruit, oak, vanilla. Tartness lingers.

M - Like Champagne, bubbles from first sip to swallow.

O - Very interesting. You can certainly taste the wine like qualities, but that Brett makes for some interesting sweet fruit and sour acidic notes. Very drinkable and seems to have aged nicely. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

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Enjoyable beer!! This beer pours a light golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas in this beer are very interesting with hints of yeast, fruit, sourness and acidity. Flavor is complex and medium bodied with a sour aftertaste. Overall this beer is very refreshing!!

Serving type: bottle

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,631 ratings.