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RATINGS: 1123   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Is it beer, or is it wine? "Aged in French oak wine barrels for twelve months with distinct characteristics of fruit and subtle oak" sounds more like a description of wine than beer. But, of course, Temptation is indeed beer. Actually, Temptation is 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. The "Bret" gives Temptation intriguing characteristics and a pleasant sourness. Temptation is re-fermented in the bottle to create its carbonation--a process commonly used to make fine champagne and sparkling wine. Spent yeast forms a thin layer of sediment to remain in the bottle.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (5414) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle from NickD717 simply because he’s a good dude and he noticed I’d never had it before. Thanks bud! Beautiful aroma of white wine grapes, yeast, funk, and a little citrus fruit. Pours a clear yellowish-orange with just a hint of a green tint. Fairly bubbly in the glass with a thick white head and some rather heavy, sticky lacing on the glass. The flavor is funky and a little tart. Strong wine component melds beautifully with the funk. Feels fairly soft and yet somehow tingly at the same time, with a dry, funky close. Really excellent stuff. Just another way that our 20+ years of friendship has paid off for my beer drinking pleasure. Thanks again Nick!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (673) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle to a snifter. Pours clear pale yellow with ample foamy white head... A ton of carbonation... Effervescent ... Tart apple and white grape notes, pleasantly sour Granny Smith and buttery Chardonnay flavors kissed by the oak... Truly outstanding ale!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Hazy straw with a good head and a little bit of retention.. sorta looks like a slightly cloudy sparkling wine. Aroma is like a dry white wine.. citrus zest.. underripe peaches and grapes.. Flavor mirrors the aroma.. sour and fruity and a little oakey.. never reaching acedic territory.. wonderful and very complex... has a puckering quality like when sucking on grape skins and seeds. Body is champagne like with prickly carbonation... and the drinkablity is fantastic... I would pick this over any sparking wine any day, any where, and any circumstance.. awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claves77 (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Light golden color, lots of carbonation. Thick white head. Complex smell, sour with light airyness of white wine. Sour full body. Overall excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (925) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Tap @ Monks, Zwanze. Clear gold, lasting white head. Aroma is heavy oak, egg, sock, lemon, light booze, brett. Flavor is dry, tart, brett/lemon/oak/grape/wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5209) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
What can I say that hasn’t been said already, if you get a chance to drink this beer, do it you won’t be sorry another great sour from these guys.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft - Vintage 2012 - Nice sweet perfumy grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Nice, sweet and Pedrumy with a clean light tart finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Draft at Fire on the Mountain, Denver. Clear gold, with moderate lacing. Nose is some sweaty brett, light tropical fruits, with some basement and minerality, white wine. Taste follows, all very subtle with nice lemon and light lacto tartness on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable, not beating you over the head with any one thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (463) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 10, 2016
Look: almost clear yellow with strong white head. Aroma: white grape, brett, cider, some spicy herbs. Taste: dry, lactic acidity with astrigency and bitterness. Flavour: white wine, fresh grape, yeast, brett, lactic acid, oak tannins, Prominent bitterness in the aftertaste. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours light yellow, big white head. Aroma is sour funk, lemon, clove, light oak character. Flavor is tart lemon, spicey earthiness. Very well done.


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