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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2009
From bottle : Iíve been waiting for this. Pours a light golden color, with tons of bubbles, and a massive head. Tons of lace around the glass as the head slowly falls. Sour aroma with some grassy hops. Taste is fantastic. Crisp at the beginning with a sour middle. The end fades very well into a very nice aftertaste. Medium body with some carbonation. Again, the finish is very nice. I love sours....and this baby didnt disappoint.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Clear classic golden pour with nearly no head. Tart nose. Tart flavor. Blah.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle, about a year old, from Michael (misterburd) -- many, many thanks! Fruity, funky, and bitter, this is a great funky Belgian thatís being made the old-fashioned way in California.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (697) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Tasted from draft. Pours a very pale light yellow. Clear with some lacing. Aroma is Brett, lemon, citrus, funk. Taste is pretty bitter with flavors of citrus, sour funk, grass and herbal notes. I'll admit I'm not a sour fan but this is well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2369) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Batch 2 bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks. No head. Clear golden color. Big brett aroma and nice complementing acidity. Fresh even though 10 years old.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle from NickD717 simply because heís a good dude and he noticed Iíd never had it before. Thanks bud! Beautiful aroma of white wine grapes, yeast, funk, and a little citrus fruit. Pours a clear yellowish-orange with just a hint of a green tint. Fairly bubbly in the glass with a thick white head and some rather heavy, sticky lacing on the glass. The flavor is funky and a little tart. Strong wine component melds beautifully with the funk. Feels fairly soft and yet somehow tingly at the same time, with a dry, funky close. Really excellent stuff. Just another way that our 20+ years of friendship has paid off for my beer drinking pleasure. Thanks again Nick!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (725) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle to a snifter. Pours clear pale yellow with ample foamy white head... A ton of carbonation... Effervescent ... Tart apple and white grape notes, pleasantly sour Granny Smith and buttery Chardonnay flavors kissed by the oak... Truly outstanding ale!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1589) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Hazy straw with a good head and a little bit of retention.. sorta looks like a slightly cloudy sparkling wine. Aroma is like a dry white wine.. citrus zest.. underripe peaches and grapes.. Flavor mirrors the aroma.. sour and fruity and a little oakey.. never reaching acedic territory.. wonderful and very complex... has a puckering quality like when sucking on grape skins and seeds. Body is champagne like with prickly carbonation... and the drinkablity is fantastic... I would pick this over any sparking wine any day, any where, and any circumstance.. awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claves77 (232) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Light golden color, lots of carbonation. Thick white head. Complex smell, sour with light airyness of white wine. Sour full body. Overall excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (1035) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Tap @ Monks, Zwanze. Clear gold, lasting white head. Aroma is heavy oak, egg, sock, lemon, light booze, brett. Flavor is dry, tart, brett/lemon/oak/grape/wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
What can I say that hasnít been said already, if you get a chance to drink this beer, do it you wonít be sorry another great sour from these guys.


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