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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

2,680 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,680
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,519
Gots: 714 | 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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Prufrock

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375mL bottle into a thin pilsner.

hazy pale golden with a thin layer of white head. rising bubbles and thin strings of lace.

fragrant but light aroma. yeasty funkiness with a thin presence of tart and sour. some lemons and sugary sweetness.

dry white wine and white grapes in the flavor as it starts, then finishes dry with an edge of tartness. funky and sour, but very subtly so. fairly light mouthfeel and a fizzy, champagne-like carbonation. light and complex, but comes off as too weak, especially for someone who loves gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 23:59:51 | More by Prufrock
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Meerkey

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hardly any head. Slightly cloudy gold. Tons of bubbles.

S: The smell of chardonnay is overpowering. Some sourness and a hint of grains that I'm probably imagining.

T: SO sour. Definitely taste the chardonnay barrels and grapes. Sharply sour with some kind of burnt toast aftertaste.

M: Clean and bubbly and nice.

O: Soso sour. I'm not huge on sour ales, so it's always hard for me to get used to them, but this is pretty good for one.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 19:11:37 | More by Meerkey
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

02-10-2013 22:00:27 | More by Snikwad1020
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

04-27-2014 13:18:05 | More by DerekQXQX
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MrVonzipper

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy lemon color with a bubbly white head with pretty good retention and lace

Smells of lemonheads with a touch of cherry clan. Immediately after opening it smells nice. Shortly after it starts to smell a little stale.

Taste follows the nose. Tastes like the tart side of Lemon Heads. Kind of one note but not bad.

Light bodied and crisp mouthfeel with high carbonation.

Overall I think it's very very similar to Beatification, but I like this one better.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 04:00:44 | More by MrVonzipper
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tywhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-21-2014 19:05:00 | More by tywhite
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

10-31-2013 00:14:48 | More by DenverBigRed
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

12-10-2012 04:02:46 | More by jmccraney
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

11-05-2013 23:50:33 | More by Dcunicelli
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MJSJr

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

12-27-2013 02:58:49 | More by MJSJr
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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

06-11-2014 23:45:31 | More by DrunkAl
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

03-14-2013 20:04:42 | More by Fusebuddy
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

01-09-2013 05:01:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
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frankthetank86

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-02-2013 19:19:39 | More by frankthetank86
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

09-29-2013 14:38:45 | More by SFACRKnight
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

09-19-2013 02:46:56 | More by IrishColonial
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tomholland

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

01-08-2013 23:52:13 | More by tomholland
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-23-2013 23:10:24 | More by ejimhof
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Zorora

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

08-13-2013 04:08:10 | More by Zorora
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

05-03-2014 20:49:07 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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james582

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

01-22-2014 20:55:31 | More by james582
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hombrepalo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

01-29-2014 13:16:42 | More by hombrepalo
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jlg79fe

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

05-23-2014 16:30:04 | More by jlg79fe
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HitchSlap

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

06-28-2014 02:13:45 | More by HitchSlap
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

03-21-2013 15:49:44 | More by theGlasstronaut
Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,680 ratings.