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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,671 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,671
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,513
Gots: 713 | FT: 39
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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Jeckel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-01-2013 21:38:05 | More by Jeckel
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SHODriver

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottle dated 7/27/12
A: poured into a Russian River 'tion' glass to a clear yellow with a small and dense white head that fades to a small pool in the middle and a large collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of oak, funk and sourness. definitely some bretty goodness on the nose with this one
T: big sourness up front with some nice fruity notes, a bit of oak, slight funk and barnyardy flavor with some more oak. swallow is a nice sour fruitiness that slowly fades with a bit more oak
M: medium in the mouth with soft and ample carb that is just slightly prickly and is quite dry on the finish
O: absolutely phenomenal beer. Words can't express how perfect it is for an American Wild Ale. It's honestly a benchmark beer for a sour blonde

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:24:55 | More by SHODriver
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-31-2013 03:03:48 | More by OleDixie
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Paccamacca

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-30-2013 06:08:13 | More by Paccamacca
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cp45

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-30-2013 02:52:07 | More by cp45
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-29-2013 13:34:05 | More by pisano
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-28-2013 18:44:49 | More by thegoon55
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.1%

05-28-2013 05:35:53 | More by mportnoy
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

05-26-2013 05:55:50 | More by ajzy
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

05-24-2013 01:53:50 | More by Jeremy_H
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IHyphySF

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-24-2013 00:33:37 | More by IHyphySF
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-22-2013 22:07:03 | More by randylangford
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pmoore311

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-21-2013 22:07:32 | More by pmoore311
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-21-2013 07:06:32 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-21-2013 04:14:19 | More by CosmoHopHead
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tastyville

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-21-2013 02:36:47 | More by tastyville
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adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-20-2013 20:10:57 | More by adamcarlson28
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Ctrauty

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-20-2013 01:30:38 | More by Ctrauty
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-19-2013 15:11:23 | More by ShawnMH
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alanv

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-18-2013 21:36:17 | More by alanv
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Shumania

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ounce bottle, batch number 05X1E, poured into a snifter

a: hazy yellow/orange with minimal head, some carbonation

s: tart lemon, oak, funky yeast

t: similar to the smell. lemon, wine grapes, good tartness, oak, and more funk from the brett

m: extremely dry

Really nice play from the oak barrels. Good mix of fruit, tart, and oak!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 21:32:57 | More by Shumania
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-18-2013 16:49:19 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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ALifeWellWasted

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.1%

05-18-2013 03:11:22 | More by ALifeWellWasted
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GuzzLah

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours an opaque gold with an ephemeral head. A touch of lace. No bubbles.

S - pink bubblegum, oak, lacto/pedio sourness, leathery Brett, mild white grape, faint coconut.

T - is like the aroma minus the bubblegum with a pleasant peppery finish. Really nice balance of flavors. Certainly a sour, but not an extreme sour. Elegant without being wimpy. Not overly acidic for the style.

M - my first 5 rating for mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Slightly oily. Creamy. Effervescent. Dry. Tart. Absolutely delicious with a long aftertaste that does exceptionally naughty things to my tongue.

O - God damn. This beer is absolutely Fexcellent. (That's effing excellent for the phonetically challenged). I rarely get this excited over a beer, but this one is outstanding for the style from the perspective of a person who is a big fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 00:19:45 | More by GuzzLah
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creez

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

05-17-2013 20:08:00 | More by creez
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,671 ratings.