Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
3,692
Reviews:
1,031
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,788
Gots:
1,036
For Trade:
61
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Pours hazy golden yellow with light white head. Aroma of lemon and light oak and funky smell. Taste of nice belgian malt with sour grapes and great carbonation up front, on the backend of the sip i get an oak and funky bret taste. The beer isn’t too acidic but leaves a marvelous citrus/grape refreshing aftertaste.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 3,692 ratings.
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