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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

2,931 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,931
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,555
Gots: 788 | 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.

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Photo of themind
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great sour brew from the bozy at RR. Carbonation is spot on, the sour is a tart, earthy funk that has you seeking more. Golden in color, this beer deserves it's high rating. No doubt a classic barrel aged sour.

Bottom Line: Yum!

themind, Oct 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%

RyanCrawford, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

I could drink this one all day. I love white wine and sours. .

ianw87, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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Photo of CowsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

375 ML bottle poured into a Russian River "tion" glass. Bottled on 07/27/2012.

Ap: Pours a thin cap of white head atop a hazy, light golden body. Some yeast chunks float around towards the bottom. Nice creamy lacing for a sour.

S: Juicy white grapes and tart pears up front leading into bright acidity, tangy lacto and dry oak barrel. Some musty barn notes peak out towards the end.

T: Big wave of acidic fruit that brings to mind gooseberries, straight lemon juice and white grapes. Nice yogurt tang in the middle with a drying oak barrel and a bit of brett. Juicy and tart.

Mf: Thin feel made larger by the prickly acidity. Smooth and wet. Great drinkability.

O: So much juicy fruit tartness with a drying finish that makes you want more and more. Nice backing flavors of tart oak, tangy yogurt and musty barn floor. So good. How can I get more Belgian style ales like this?

CowsandBeer, Sep 26, 2014
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,931 ratings.