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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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99
world-class

2,971 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,971
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,554
Gots: 793 | 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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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,971 ratings.