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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,033 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,033
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,561
Gots: 798 | FT: 46
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Kaymord, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

ckobes, Dec 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

bonbini26, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

emdawg, Dec 08, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Golden in color with tons of carbonation, looks identical to champagne

Smell - Lots of yeast notes with a mix of that barnyard smell you would find in a saison. Also a hint of sweetness lots brings to mind white grapes

Taste - An explosion of wild tart right off the bat. Tons of white grapes and champagne like flavor. Middle of the sip you start to notice the yeast and slightly bready notes. Aftertaste is that of a saison with the wood presence making itself known. Leaves the mouth quite dry after

Mouthfeel - Very carbonated and thin, exactly like champagne. Perfect for the style though

Overall - Another Russian River sour and another fantastic beer. This always seems to be the case with them and I am once again extremely pleased and could drink this one all night.

WiscoBrewsco, Dec 07, 2012
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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,033 ratings.