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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,771 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,771
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,537
Gots: 743 | 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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banger7

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-14-2014 01:50:18 | More by banger7
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Pooles26

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-13-2014 22:06:49 | More by Pooles26
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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BeerZombies1

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

End of day beer, gardens at Stone.

Temptation - Russian River
BA wild ale
7.5% ABV

APPEARANCE: Pours a kings crown gold with a brilliant star-bright glow coming from the bottom of the glass. Small thin white soapy head that dissipates into a halo that stays the entire time I'm drinking.

AROMA: Beautiful bouquet on this beer, huge sour tartness initially with loads of lemon and hay blended together. Perfectly ripe green apples, grapes, white wine notes and oakiness.

TASTE: My taste buds are playing celestial trumpets. A perfect marriage of sweet and sour. Like drinking a Chardonnay with lemon zest on top. Sour grapes and slightly sweet grassy notes. Nice faint flavors of barrel and malt.

MOUTHFEEL: Light plus body with a medium dancing carbonation. Funky, dry long lasting finish.

OVERALL: This beer was the perfect outside right before sunset 75 degree choice. Super refreshing and easy drinking. I am just starting to explore into the world of sours, out of all the RR sours I've had this is by far my favorite.

RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads!

08-13-2014 16:19:06 | More by BeerZombies1
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waston

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-13-2014 14:27:53 | More by waston
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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

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New York

4.04/5  rDev -9.4%

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California

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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California

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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California

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,771 ratings.