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RATINGS: 1130   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 375ml. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].
[ Courtesy of Reakt or PhilL - Thanks ;o) ]. Unclear medium to dark yellow color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy, sour, citrus, lemon, wood, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081230]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From 1.5 L bottle, batch 1. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Orange fruity and mild acidic. Smooth and orange fruity light tart and smooth finish with a light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet yeasty combined with notes of wheat and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with an acidity from the wheat, combined with notes of yeast and alcohol. It has a rather nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle. Batch # 1. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Acidic aroma of grapes, spices and fruits with notes of wood. Light acidic flavour of grapes, wood and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a hazy orangey golden with a creamy, white head leaving a neat lacework. Very pleasant, lightly tart Brett aroma. Medium-bodied, dry and lightly malty with distinct, tart Brett accents. Very refreshing. 210506

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden, firm head. Vinous, oaky nose. Dry and lightly acidic with medium body and soft mouthfeel. It has a light almondy yeast character with freshening citric acid on top of it. Oak is obvious throughout it all, but not overwhelming. This is art!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Batch 003. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity tart spicy yeasty citrus aroma. Sweetish yet tart yesty spicy citrus flavor with some hints from the oak. Has a fruity spicy and slightly tart oaky finish with some hints of citrus in the aftertaste. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
13th June 2009
Hazy amber gold beer. Dry palate. Sour but with the edges taken off by some dry woodiness. The sourness is citric and with a touch of peach. Not my favourite style but this is ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2010
bottle at home .. golden amber ... rising bubbles ... light lemon ... light barnyard nose ... ligh dry lermon peel bitterness ... resfreshing clean and not to sour ... quite like this for what it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap at the source. Clear dark yellow, edge head, great lacing. Aroma of sourdough bread. Taste is sour up front, and on the sides. Good character, dry and slightly bitter finish.

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