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RATINGS: 1118   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danbierman (20) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
On tap at Russian River. Pours a light golden color with slight white head, some lacing. Light aroma, really had to sniff deep, smells a little of citrus and strongly like a bottle of Chardonnay. Sour taste with a very blatant Chardonnay flavor, some citrus on the background. Light body with a smooth citrusy finish. Overall a must have sour from Russian River. This and Supplication are easily my two favorites.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5077) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
What can I say that hasn’t been said already, if you get a chance to drink this beer, do it you won’t be sorry another great sour from these guys.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft - Vintage 2012 - Nice sweet perfumy grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Nice, sweet and Pedrumy with a clean light tart finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Draft at Fire on the Mountain, Denver. Clear gold, with moderate lacing. Nose is some sweaty brett, light tropical fruits, with some basement and minerality, white wine. Taste follows, all very subtle with nice lemon and light lacto tartness on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable, not beating you over the head with any one thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (345) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 10, 2016
Look: almost clear yellow with strong white head. Aroma: white grape, brett, cider, some spicy herbs. Taste: dry, lactic acidity with astrigency and bitterness. Flavour: white wine, fresh grape, yeast, brett, lactic acid, oak tannins, Prominent bitterness in the aftertaste. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (810) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours light yellow, big white head. Aroma is sour funk, lemon, clove, light oak character. Flavor is tart lemon, spicey earthiness. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (182) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours light yellow golden. Aroma is white grapes and citrus. Taste is sweet citrus / Bret up front with a dry sour wine finish. Nothing really not to like about it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (2081) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Corked and caged 6/2014 bottle from Waterboy, thanks Ric! Shared with ck1 during the Spit Cup/2000th weekend. Wine cooler colored pour. Tangy. Fruity. Brett with funk. Quite wine-ish. Very smooth and tasty. 16.4

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2106) - 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.

2.9
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (594) - 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.


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