Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,093 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,093
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,573
Gots: 823 | FT: 45
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a crystal clear pale straw color that eventually turned into a cloudy golden color once the yeast is poured in. Big frothy white head that lingers around for awhile.

S- Sour funk, grape must, citrus, pears, some earthy aromas and oak.

T- Wine-like flavors come through first with oak comes through a lot in the middle, with the sour tart flavors blasting the palate at the end. The tart flavor has very fruity citrus-like flavors that come through a lot.

M- High carbonation with some bite, very dry towards the end. Hard to beat this mouthfeel for the style.

O- Just a great beer. Every sip is savored and terrific.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,093 ratings.