Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,093 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,093
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,572
Gots: 823 | FT: 45
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle. Dated 06 18 14 (June 18, 2014)

A: God's urine. Gorgeous golden body. Not cloudy at all. 3 finger white head that sticks around for days.

S: Just keeps getting better and better as it warms up. Tart lemon, good amount of brett funk. Sour white grapes. Smells better than anything chardonnay i've had.

T: Complex. My taste buds are on one hell of a ride right now. I've had pretty much all of the RR sours that get bottled and this one might be the best yet. Wow.

M: Soft, perfect amount of carbonation. No heat from the alcohol. Can't find any flaw here.

O: Exceeded my expectations. One of the best beers I've ever had, and I'm glad I have another bottle waiting for me.

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Russian River Temptation

Look 10/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 96/100

Huge big waves of sour fruit flavors... Not being a fan of sours, it's shocking how much I enjoy this. Smooth and balanced flavors of grape, lemon, apples, butter, oak, apricot, sour cherry, vanilla, butter and just a touch of peach and grapefruit... Is tart and dry, could almost pass as a champagne. It's exceptionally complex and equally balanced... About as refreshing and delicious as a beer can be~

Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,093 ratings.