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Temptation - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

2,662 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,662
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,505
Gots: 710 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 05X1F. Poured from a 375 ml cork n caged bottle into a La Chouffe tulip.

A- pours a bright golden color with a 2 finger white head. Trails and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, big cherry aroma, vinegar, straw, earthy

T- pale malts, straw, light cherry, vinegar, lemon peel, earthy spices, with a lingering light bitterness at the finish.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Very mild acidity and carbonation for a sour which is nice.

O- 5/10 sourness. another good sour from RR. Still take supplication over this but would place it above consecration.

Serving type: bottle

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 2,662 ratings.