Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (171) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours blonde yellow, white head. Aroma is tart, white grapes. First taste is sour and citrusy. Finishes with herbs and bitterness. Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1153) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. This one was turning into a bit of whale for me; I meant to rate it earlier, but it didn?t show up in Portland for a couple of years.A: Opaque orange-gold, a thin white ring of head. Some good lacing. N: Lemon, chardonnay, heaps of funk and attic floorboards, and a touch of melon. Grapefruit and pine through and through, as if this was an IPA. Oak and green apple. T: Very sour. A touch of biscuit at the base of this, but it?s definitely acidic. M: Big biting carbonation. light body, no alcohol presence. Desiccating. O: Been awhile since I?ve had this one, but I don?t remember it being this intense. The brett and the acidity is there, and I think this one is well worth its place in the American sour pantheon. Wish other places could get their beer so clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (273) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie. Golden pour. Nose of funk, chardonnay, and oak. Sour, with a full backbone of wine and oak that finishes clean.

   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 (2046) - 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 (1872) - - 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 (916) - 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 (1002) - , 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 109

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50