Temptation | Russian River Brewing Company

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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:
3,680
Reviews:
1,030
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
1,787
Gots:
1,035
For Trade:
61
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,680 |  Reviews: 1,030
Photo of patre_tim
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Clear filtered on the first pour, golden with lots of soda like carbonation. Topped with 1 finger of white head.

Smells of Brett, oak, white grapes, particularly white wine. Funky like a cellar, with memories of Cantillon Brewery.

Dry and sour with oaky notes, the same Brett and funk that came in on the nose, and the dusty and dank cellar of an oak laden brewery.

Light body, lots of large bubbled champagne like carbonation, dry and tannic finish.

Super brew. Got at Russian River in September. Drinking Nov 7th, 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Photo of anon
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mwiggi1
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmcurran
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jphipps83
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningthrough
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RPM3334
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden and has a terrific lambic-like aroma. That funky cheesy aroma that those Belgians get out of their spontaneously fermented beers. That lambic character definitely is present a little bit in Temptation, with some funky met with sweet red bell pepper, then a touch of celery on the finish. The finish is a little off putting to be honest. It's a really well made and complex beer, but it misses the mark a little for me.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another decent sour by Russian River; sadly as hard as I try- the sours just don't settle well with me. Golden hazy color with tart lemon taste and balanced hops. Had this at GABF 2014.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ridiculously good like all other RR sours. This one was very complex and had a nice little hop bite on the finish in addition to a really complex sour note.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Awolter
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at GABF 2016. Straw colored with a good amount of sourness, but very crisp and refreshing. A lot of white wine notes. Great beer, glad I had the opportunity to try it,

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eiwatts9
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dukeufo
4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of sbrock22
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Temptation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 3,680 ratings.
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