Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

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98
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3,672 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:
3,672
Reviews:
1,028
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,786
Gots:
1,035
For Trade:
60
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,672 |  Reviews: 1,028
Photo of KBlodorn
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paoloboston
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durlta
4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Reds76
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hawkfish
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another solid sour offering from Russian River. The wine notes came out very nicely in this and the Brett added a nice subtly funk on the back end. Another beer that was not out of this world but I would never pass up a bottle if I saw one.

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Photo of BSW
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ranz
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 5.5.16

Appearance: Beautifully bright golden orange color with big chalk-white head. Dissipation is reasonably quick.

Smell: Barnyard funk, lemon zest, champagne yeast, and herbal spice. Crisp floral notes as well. Wonderful.

Taste: Subdued tart, some bready malt, overripe banana, apricot skin, and champagne. The funk is much more pronounced with some warming.

Mouthfeel: Clean, effervescent feel with a soft finish.

Overall: This is one of the better sours I've had in some time. Definitely glad that I found some in Philly!

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Photo of BourbonAgedGuru
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cook82
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Antique gold brown swirly appearance with foamy and creamy head for a sour that lasts a while. Lemon zest and inside the barn funk on the nose. Lemon zest, clove, white wine grapes on the palate. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. Lots of yeast and stuff floating around in this beer, didn't mind it at all, loved it. GREAT sour, thanks Andrew for the trade!

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 375 mL bottle ("bottled on: 050516") poured into a white wine glass.

Appearance: Pale, hazy straw yellow with a lush head of soap sud foam and nice streaks of lace.

Smell: Crisp, lean white wine with tart lemon and lime citrus, slight oak and goat cheese.

Taste: Tart wine and vinegar flavors with balancing minerality, slight salt and oak tannins. Grass, faint leafy hops and slight, crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with creamy, lively effervescence.

Overall: Full of complex, tart and refreshing wine notes. Enjoyed while visiting Sonoma and Napa Valleys - perfectly on theme.

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Photo of pda22
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of potion
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 3,672 ratings.
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