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RATINGS: 1118   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
This beer has a lot going on. Chardonnay is evident in the nose, as is the oak. So lemon, grape, floral notes, funky sourness that is lovely. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Au nez, c'est bien sûr, barriqué et sucré à la fois. En bouche, c'est très surette, mais sucré comme un bonbon a la fois. On sent bien le vieillissement en baril. Ce n'est pas poussiéreux, mais plutôt léger et pétillant. La finale est sweet, sour et citrusy! Un cadeau des dieux!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1088) - - APR 4, 2015
375ml corked bottle. White wine grape aroma with notes of sour funk and a bit of lemony citrus. Pours clear golden colored with a thin, retentive white head with excellent lacing. Starts quite like a Chardonnay with sweet white grape flavors coupled with the lively carbonation. Finishes smooth but quite tart with funk and some lemon citrus that lingers on the palate. Very good, but the sour bite at the end is a bit much for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Sour funk and oak in aroma, wine like in flavor champagne like in carbonation. Taste tart lemon and dark grape sour grape. Really good brew if this is your style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3500) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, light lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, wild yeasts, musk, fruity, freshness; mouth: acidity, sourness, wild yeasts, musk, fruity, freshness, refreshing, finale in musk with presence of acidity, medium-full body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: nice balance FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, légère dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, levures sauvages, musc, fruité, fraîcheur; bouche : acidité, aigreur, levures sauvages, musc, fruité, fraîcheur, rafraîchissante, finale en musc avec présence d’acidité, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : bel équilibre

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
connor0415 (65) - - MAR 9, 2015
Pours a straw color, pretty hazy, carbonation fizzling to the top, lots of white head that clings to the glass and leaves a good bit of lacing. Smells kind of like a chardonnay with some brett, grass, funk and sourdough bread. The taste is of vinegar, lemon, grape, funk, and a tad bit of bread on the finish. Very sour, carbonation tingles the tongue, drying, astringent qualities. Overall great beer, not the best sour in the world but unique and worth a try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (288) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours golden yellow with thin white head. Smell is white wine, funk and vinegar. Taste is sour with notes of white wine, oak, lemon and vinegar. Light body, heavy carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. I got grapes, lemon, acidic, dusty, grain, thin finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iguanodon (119) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sours are not my favorite style, and I’m certainly no expert on them but this one is pretty damn good. Smells like a chardonnay and the first sip tastes like it too, but then you get the sour with the wine. Nice fine carbonation, good mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Batch 003 bottle shared. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of oak and tart with ample carbonation.

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