Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

TemptationTemptation
BA SCORE
97.3%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 3,696 ratings
TemptationTemptation
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#154
Reviews:
1,031
Ratings:
3,696
Liked:
3,595
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
8.74%
Alströms:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
1,787
Gots:
1,036
Trade:
61
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,696 |  Reviews: 1,031
Photo of RPM3334
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden and has a terrific lambic-like aroma. That funky cheesy aroma that those Belgians get out of their spontaneously fermented beers. That lambic character definitely is present a little bit in Temptation, with some funky met with sweet red bell pepper, then a touch of celery on the finish. The finish is a little off putting to be honest. It's a really well made and complex beer, but it misses the mark a little for me.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.86/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another decent sour by Russian River; sadly as hard as I try- the sours just don't settle well with me. Golden hazy color with tart lemon taste and balanced hops. Had this at GABF 2014.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ridiculously good like all other RR sours. This one was very complex and had a nice little hop bite on the finish in addition to a really complex sour note.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Awolter
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at GABF 2016. Straw colored with a good amount of sourness, but very crisp and refreshing. A lot of white wine notes. Great beer, glad I had the opportunity to try it,

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eiwatts9
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dukeufo
4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ToddBeans
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbrock22
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayGreezy
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimWakimika
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cdog2cool4u
4.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mbo108
3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - nice yellow hazy beer with a big white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S - smells like tart lemon, white wine, little bit of white pepper and barnyard in there but mostly tart lemon, chardonnay does come through
T - same as the smell. Has a tart lemony flavor that sticks on the palate.
M - medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is tart citrus rind
O - really well done. As a wild ale I think it's a little less complex than I'd like though. But it's different and VERY well done.

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Photo of JStampler
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroberts8811
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KBlodorn
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.3% out of 100 with 3,696 ratings
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