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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,752
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,532
Gots: 734 | FT: 44
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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End of day beer, gardens at Stone.

Temptation - Russian River
BA wild ale
7.5% ABV

APPEARANCE: Pours a kings crown gold with a brilliant star-bright glow coming from the bottom of the glass. Small thin white soapy head that dissipates into a halo that stays the entire time I'm drinking.

AROMA: Beautiful bouquet on this beer, huge sour tartness initially with loads of lemon and hay blended together. Perfectly ripe green apples, grapes, white wine notes and oakiness.

TASTE: My taste buds are playing celestial trumpets. A perfect marriage of sweet and sour. Like drinking a Chardonnay with lemon zest on top. Sour grapes and slightly sweet grassy notes. Nice faint flavors of barrel and malt.

MOUTHFEEL: Light plus body with a medium dancing carbonation. Funky, dry long lasting finish.

OVERALL: This beer was the perfect outside right before sunset 75 degree choice. Super refreshing and easy drinking. I am just starting to explore into the world of sours, out of all the RR sours I've had this is by far my favorite.

RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads!

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,752 ratings.