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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

3,036 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,036
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,563
Gots: 799 | FT: 47
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is why I have a chip on my shoulder about Russian River's Beers: They're so f'ing perfect!

I try to be a critic and find faults, but what faults are there here? It's a bit pricey? That's the only possibility I can think of. It's beautiful to look at. There's as much head stuck to the side of my Duvel tulip as there is beer left in the glass. It smells fantastic. Taste is heavenly. It's got all the funky smell of an Oud Beersel Gueuze with more kick in the palate. Mouthfeel could not be better. Holy crap, I'm going to give this a five across the board.

Rock on, guys. You know your stuff.

But you're making everyone else look bad by your awesomeness. Try not to become another New York Yankees, ya know?

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,036 ratings.