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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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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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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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vinny21bal

Illinois

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

Perfect beer. Not a flaw to it. Citrus, funk, lower alcohol. You get the taste of the barrel as well as the fruit. Perfect sourness. Not to strong like the Bruery and not to light like Allagash. I really think this is one of the best beers around. I think of a better beer. I have tried all of the other Russian Rivers and this one seems to be my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 18:44:07 | More by vinny21bal
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Illinois

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

Batch 05X1F. Poured from a 375 ml cork n caged bottle into a La Chouffe tulip.

A- pours a bright golden color with a 2 finger white head. Trails and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, big cherry aroma, vinegar, straw, earthy

T- pale malts, straw, light cherry, vinegar, lemon peel, earthy spices, with a lingering light bitterness at the finish.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Very mild acidity and carbonation for a sour which is nice.

O- 5/10 sourness. another good sour from RR. Still take supplication over this but would place it above consecration.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,671 ratings.