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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,122
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,600
Gots: 840 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Vibrant golden yellow with a thin but lively white head, probably thin due to my cautious pour. Excellent lacing. Not sure what more I could ask for.

S: Tart and funky with a hint of buttery oak and soft fruits, specifically pear.

T: Tart and funky, but not overpowering. Leaves plenty of room for notes of pear and apple to shine through, and a hint of oak. Finishes with notes of clove and some herbal/grassy hop notes.

M: If anything, this is where this beer lacks just slightly. Not quite as much body as I had hoped, but given the wild yeast it's a difficult mission to achieve.

O: Pricey, but worth every penny. An extremely enjoyable beer.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,122 ratings.