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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,130 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,130
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,602
Gots: 842 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2003

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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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottom poured into a large snifter

Appearance : golden champagne like color . A vigorous pour yeilds a fuzzy white head that fades away quickly

Smell : lots of apples dominant the aroma. Also a big wine smell also. When I close my eyes I think I have a glass of wine.

Taste : lots of flavor and tart apples up front. Great dry finish with oak tanins. Love the flavors going on very addictive.

Mouthfeel : light bodied sour with lots of tiny bubbles dance in my mouth

Overall : RR sours are nothing short of remarkable. Can't get enough of these brews. Please if you love beer you owe to yourself to enjoy this beer.

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4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle. Batch 4x2. Served in a Blvd. tulip. Poured a clear, pale gold with a couple of fingers of big bubbled white head. Plenty of carbonation. Bottle conditioned. Lots of brett in the aroma, also some barrel. Light bodied, dry and effervescent. Nice and tart. Amazingly long finish with some oak. Very drinkable. Fantastic beer.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,130 ratings.