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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,773 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,773
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,536
Gots: 746 | FT: 43
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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On-tap at Green Dragon Brewpub. Poured into a large snifter.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Tons of lacing stick to the sides of the glass. A solid stream of bubbly carbonation can be seen shooting up the center of the glass.

S - As I expected, the first smell that hits my nose is the funky Brett. Combines with the tartness from the sour grapes/lemons and the aromas of white wine and oak from the barrel aging. Creates the aroma I expect from a Russian River sour.

T - Brett funk and oak pop out to me first. Some white wine nuances follow. It's wrapped up with apples, grapes and lemon to create a nice fruity tartness that combines well with the funky sour flavor from the yeast.

M - Light bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Crisp, effervescent and smooth with a dry finish. Very easy to drink. I found it quite refreshing.

O - Another great sour from RR. Everything really works in unison to create a refreshing sour ale that I would love to enjoy again.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,773 ratings.