Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

3,681 Ratings

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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A: Deep golden yellow, active carbonation with a one finger white head.

S: Tart grapes, yeast, oak, white wine vinegar.

T: Tart apple, bready yeast, acidic, white wine/grapes, earthy oak, a bit of lemon zest in the finish

M: Crisp yet creamy, decent carbonation and a slight pucker in the finish.

O: Almost wine like. Refreshingly tart, but not overly sour. Really good, but I still prefer Supplication.

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Poured into a flute. Batch 006

A: Pours a crystal clear straw with a ½ finger of fizzy head. Heavy carbonation.

N: White grape, pear, white oak, vanilla and hints of sour cherry. Very nice.

T: Mildly tart lemon, pear, chardonnay, lactic acid and light grains upfront. More sourness comes in mid-palette with white grapes and vinegar along with soft notes of tropical fruit, butterscotch and funk. Finishes with naked oak, vanilla and tobacco.

M: Light-medium bodied, lively, creamy, slightly tart and a little dry and sticky.

O: This is an exceptional Sour! Very refreshing and not overly harsh on the taste buds. I will be picking up more when I get a chance.

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On draft at the brewpub.

Pours a clearish light golden color with a wispy off white head. Aroma is initially vinous with mild brett. Grapes, apple, oak and lemon. Flavor is mildly fruity, with strong white wine and oak and a slightly funky finish. Medium bodied with a slightly sour, dry finish.

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 3,681 ratings.
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