Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
98
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3,663 Ratings
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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:
3,663
Reviews:
1,025
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,787
Gots:
1,031
For Trade:
61
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A+

At the source. Crystal clear light golden copper yellow, pure white minor head stays a cap
for the entirety, nice lacing.

Aroma is intoxicatingly seductive, the chardonnay is front and center, defines the experience by any measure. Properly acidic and dry.

Chardonnay again defines the sensation. Impeccable, the ultimate intro brew for the wine drinker. Flawless as a wild as well. The evolution of the flavor is staggering. More than thin bodied crispy lively mouthfeel with just a proper touch of 9 volt.
cheers
jd

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 3,663 ratings.
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