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RATINGS: 1131   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2502) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma has sour peaches and lemons, some sweet but some hoppy also. Sour taste, peaches and apples, lemon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShackCash (5) - - DEC 14, 2015 does not count
Tasty, enjoyable and light, not overbearing...very friendly. Easy enough to drink, good to sip but I don’t want the whole bottle

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 14, 2015
Review from notes. Golden color with white head. Aroma is tart and you get the barrel character along with some yeasty funk. Taste is sour, fruity, acidic and dry. Grape flavor is quite intense. Body is dry but somehow smooth and well carbonated. Really nice, clean and fruity sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep yellow color with an off white head. Aroma is dry, tart, tingles the nostrils. Flavor is massively sour, funk, citrus, grapes. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle to RBAG goblet...thanks Willie Lemon, funk, yeast, apricot. Cloudy, light yellow, thin white head. Funk, holy funk, lemon. Damn...this is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6099) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle at the DC Mini Tasting. Murky yellow orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, funk, citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, herbs, tart notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7697) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Wonderful stuff. Citrus, and some apricot. Golden pour and some head. Some peel. Light tangy finish. Great beer but seems like somewhat of a legacy rating. Light tangy finish. Bottle big thanks to Travlr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Andy. Light golden cloudy pour. Strong tart aroma of apples. Apple skin and tart fruits. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy deep golden liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, cunty taste, jungle fever, grain, oxidization, light funk and wood. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of apple skin, lemon, light wood, light vinegar and light grain. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Really nice! Would’ve preferred more carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Merci à Mario Hernandez pour cette maudite belle chance. Bottled on: 080315. Superbe et complexe nez avec des agrumes, d’autres fruits tropicaux, du vin blanc, du bois mangé par les bons microbes et du foin. Très près de la perfection. Au goût, un mélange très agréable de notes de raisins aigres, de jus de pamplemousse, de spontanéité, de chêne et de vanille. Fantastique. En bouche, un liquide souple qui est parfaitement sculpté pour mon palais. La finale impressionnante est boisée, aigre et fruitée. Tellement facile à boire. Du grand art. Finalement.

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