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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmagner (11) - - SEP 8, 2014
Smells of fruit with a hint of wine in the background. Light golden color. Taste is a little funky but balanced. Tastes a bit like wine. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Overall very good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
htzpah (102) - - SEP 2, 2014
Definitely the Chardonnay of beers. Not too sour for enjoying as a boozy session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2006) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Draught at Russian River. Golden color, white head. Bitter/sour taste with citrus, peach, chardonnay, hops, grass, earthy notes and ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, grape, earthy notes and hops. Excellent sour/wild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1821) - - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold/orange with a thin snow white head. Aroma is apricot, citrus, a little rubbing alcohol and musty/cheesy funk. Taste adds some lactic notes and white wine barrel. Medium spritzy palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Bright yellow gold. Funky yeast aroma with white wine. Sour tart taste that fades to sweet sugar with a lingering bite on the sides of the tongue. Excellent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (966) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
Sampler @ RR. Golden colour. Citrus chardonay aroma. Funky delicous sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2014
End of day beer, gardens at Stone. Temptation - Russian River BA wild ale 7.5% ABV APPEARANCE: Pours a kings crown gold with a brilliant star-bright glow coming from the bottom of the glass. Small thin white soapy head that dissipates into a halo that stays the entire time I'm drinking. AROMA: Beautiful bouquet on this beer, huge sour tartness initially with loads of lemon and hay blended together. Perfectly ripe green apples, grapes, white wine notes and oakiness. TASTE: My taste buds are playing celestial trumpets. A perfect marriage of sweet and sour. Like drinking a Chardonnay with lemon zest on top. Sour grapes and slightly sweet grassy notes. Nice faint flavors of barrel and malt. MOUTHFEEL: Light plus body with a medium dancing carbonation. Funky, dry long lasting finish. OVERALL: This beer was the perfect outside right before sunset 75 degree choice. Super refreshing and easy drinking. I am just starting to explore into the world of sours, out of all the RR sours I've had this is by far my favorite. RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (316) - Napa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle: hazy, deep straw, medium head and good lace. Citrus, cheese, loads of fruit. Sour, funky notes. Dry to off dry, sour and low to medium bitterness. Dense and long. Loads of flavor. Clean Brett. Wonderful balance. Lots of citrus rind. High carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1192) - Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Old Rating - Gold and bubbly. Strong aroma of wine barrels and oak. Taste has a wine, grape, lemon, and plenty of barnyard funk. Dry and sour finish. Pretty high carbonation and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2438) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Beechners Blind Bash. Thanks to DrewFace. Faint cider like aroma (could be the beer next to it though, as it turned out). A strong lemon aroma and taste. A chest thumping acidic punch in the flavor/mouthfeel. A bit herbal and spicy. Overall enjoyable.

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