Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
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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:
#165
Reviews:
1,036
Ratings:
3,748
pDev:
8.74%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
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1,782
Gots:
1,044
Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into tulip glass. Bottled July 27, 2012. Or is it released that date? Should I have let it sit longer?

A: Slow slow pour to prevent yeast sediment. Light foamy 3 finger head with good retention, leaving little lacing but a good cap. Beer is a light copper.

S: Very wine-like, tart grapes, cherries, and apples. Some of the mustiness associated with the Brett yeast.

T: Quite citrus-like, a lot of lemon, orange type flavor. A little bit sour, but not overpoweringly so. Well-balanced.

M: Not overpowering, carbonation present, but not too much. Sour, but not too dry. Very little alcohol presence evident.

O: I always say this: It's a Russian River bottle-aged sour ale. What are you waiting for? Get one if you can.

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This beer achieves the same complexity found in Beatification without the overwhelming level of sour patch tart. Phenomenal.

Highly, highly recommended.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 3,748 ratings