Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,092 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,092
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,571
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: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tulip.

A: Light golden, pours with 2 fingers of white head that reduces slowly and leave a little bit of lacing.
S: Citrus funky goodness. The aroma is well balanced, giving enough fruit notes to balance out the funk.
T: Very similar to aroma, but the sour punches through the citrus. The after taste is very mellow, making me crave even more.
M: Carbed very well, very similar to champagne, but not quite as much.
O: The balance and complexity of this beer is very well crafted. There aren't many sour beers (which I've had) that are all around this easy to drink. I'm slowly turning into a sour fan, and it's beer just like this one that is the reason why. With all the hype around super hops and bourbon barrel stouts, it's nice to have a world class beer like this that stands out in it own way.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12.7 oz bottle. Pours a golden color, lots of yeast, and lots of bubbles rising to the top, keeping a nice head. The smell is super tart, lots of lemon. The taste is incredible. You can taste the Chardonnay and the citrus with a strong but pleasant sourness. One of the best balanced sours I've had. This beer is really carbonated and the drinkability is on the same level as Champagne. An excellent beer.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,092 ratings.