Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

TemptationTemptation
BA SCORE
4.46/5
3,712 Ratings
TemptationTemptation
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
Ranking:
#157
Reviews:
1,032
Ratings:
3,712
pDev:
8.74%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
1,787
Gots:
1,037
Trade:
61
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375 ML bottle poured into a Russian River "tion" glass. Bottled on 07/27/2012.

Ap: Pours a thin cap of white head atop a hazy, light golden body. Some yeast chunks float around towards the bottom. Nice creamy lacing for a sour.

S: Juicy white grapes and tart pears up front leading into bright acidity, tangy lacto and dry oak barrel. Some musty barn notes peak out towards the end.

T: Big wave of acidic fruit that brings to mind gooseberries, straight lemon juice and white grapes. Nice yogurt tang in the middle with a drying oak barrel and a bit of brett. Juicy and tart.

Mf: Thin feel made larger by the prickly acidity. Smooth and wet. Great drinkability.

O: So much juicy fruit tartness with a drying finish that makes you want more and more. Nice backing flavors of tart oak, tangy yogurt and musty barn floor. So good. How can I get more Belgian style ales like this?

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Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 3,712 ratings
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