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RATINGS: 1127   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Poured a very light color with a white head. Had a sour aroma and flavor. Flavor had a little oakiness. I am always skeptical with sour beers but this wasnt to bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Bottle from Odeed;Batch 001, Nose of tartness and you can hint the oak barrel; clear gold with a small but longlasting white head; flavor of tart apples and grapes and a little citrus malt. I have had additional Batch 001 bottles over the years including a glass from a 9L Natalie was pouring at the RR 5th (?) party and everytime it has been wonderful. A couple years ago I drank my second to last 375. Now a rating on the last Batch 001 375. Nose is hints of green apples and Asian pears with light bits of oak and white winey notes. Crystal clear gold with no head at all, looks like a sherry wine.. Flavor is wonderfully smooth with fruitiness and very slight sour note, which has seemed to smooth out and partially disappear over these years. Next update will be when I imbibe my 3L Batch 004.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Very,very nice brew. Man the nose was that soured fruit .No oak but sour yeasty loveliness. the wine and oak do not seem to defined but it doesn’t matter this is a great brew. Sip on this and enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 12.7 oz bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Chill haze golden color with a full off white head. Aroma is acidic and kinda white wine vinegar like. Flavor is fruity, citrus tart up front with some wood and the finish is dry and rather sour/acidic. Medium bodied and champange like with lively carbonation. .

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Clear amber color – white frothy thick big bubble head – nose of woody (cedar) , fruity sourness , bread yeast , malt , antiseptic , grains and citrus– taste of sour red fruits, sour green apples , malts , yeast , cereals , grains , and citrus – acidic bubbly raw body , and dry – aftertaste slightly bitter , and sour chalk very short

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle: Columbus tasting shared by my santa. Clear gold with an off white head. Aroma was tart and sour, with a bit fruitiness to it. Flavor, sour, some light fruits, lemon, grapes. Really good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2006
golden honey color, white yead. smelled funky and sour, a bit like damp wood. tastes like pickles, apples, damp wood, and wine (i don’t know wine enough to specify). refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2006
12.7 oz Bottle. Cloudy, golden hue. No head. Fruity, chardonnay aroma. Notes of sour apple to the taste. Excellent wine/beer blend and a showpiece for your collection if you can find it. I’d show it more often than I’d drink it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottle at Hop Devil, NYC. Aroma: sour, apple, cherry, yeast. Tight, biting flavor, funky, old, oxidized apple, cherry pie, green apple rinds. Very tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle from droopy49 (Secret Santa). Thanks!!! Pours with a perfect balance of gold, haze, head, and lacing. Aroma is champagne, er, sparkling wine, oak, and chardonnay. Flavor is sour chardonnay with subtle oak and peach. Palate is like smooth champagne, er sparkling wine, on the tongue. Stellar and refreshing.


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