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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,781 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,781
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,539
Gots: 748 | FT: 42
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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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-15-2011 18:53:06 | More by thewimperoo
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dmsohyea

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-15-2011 18:50:49 | More by dmsohyea
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-15-2011 17:24:10 | More by BeerThursdays
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MrFootstones

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 17:18:15 | More by MrFootstones
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ghamel

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 17:17:26 | More by ghamel
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tchaos

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 17:02:40 | More by tchaos
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 16:47:01 | More by cadaugherty
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 15:07:37 | More by randomdanger
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-15-2011 13:58:02 | More by sideshowe
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-15-2011 13:56:25 | More by Gtg642
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-15-2011 08:59:01 | More by ithinkimasofa
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ej285701

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 08:04:13 | More by ej285701
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-15-2011 05:42:01 | More by mjtiernan
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 05:24:50 | More by spycow
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codynevels

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-15-2011 05:10:15 | More by codynevels
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LSUPT

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 04:54:40 | More by LSUPT
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.3%

11-15-2011 04:06:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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Levitation

California

4/5  rDev -10.3%

11-15-2011 03:46:30 | More by Levitation
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spankdog42

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 03:40:24 | More by spankdog42
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pzymali

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.3%

11-15-2011 03:39:01 | More by pzymali
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Booman

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 03:29:37 | More by Booman
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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 03:25:56 | More by TicoCali
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scottyg354

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +2%

All I can say is imagine sour grapes and apricots in a sour cream/ cream cheese concoction and put it into a beer.

Such flavor characteristics would describe this beer perfectly. This is not an extreme beer and I mean everything above in a good way. The only way to really experience this one is too try it first hand.

11-15-2011 03:04:53 | More by scottyg354
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.45/5  rDev -0.2%

On-tap at Pizza Port OB, I'm assuming batch 006 but have no way of knowing.
Pours a clear and light golden blonde with almost no head, seeing this beer set in front of me didn't excite me very much, that did change when I had a wiff of it though. The smell is rich of grapes, tartness and a funkiness almost wine like. The taste follows suite with sour grapes, tartness, champagne, natural earth funk, almost like a riesling. Lighter bodied with a dry finish, very champagne like. This is really a good beer.

11-15-2011 02:29:46 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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jlb502

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-15-2011 02:00:21 | More by jlb502
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,781 ratings.