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RATINGS: 1178   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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4.1
NordicV (3451) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2019 Fat @ Russian River. Disig gyllenorange öl med ett gulvitt skum. Doft och smak är citrus- och vinös syrlighet med inslag av jäst, lätt funkighet och lättare fattoner.

4.3
fkoolen (2429) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2019 Draft @ Toronado, San Diego. Hazy golden straw, creamy white head. Citrus acidic, white grape, nicely balanced soft funk, light vanilla, white wine, dry oak. Medium body, superb fine lively carbonation like a champagne.

4.2
sinfull (2335) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2019 Golden color. Big white head. Fruits, oak and light funky notes in the aroma. Moderately sour with dry finish. Extremely drinkable.

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RoJo28 (376) - - SEP 5, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2019 Insanely complex. It’s like talking to someone uber trendy; I’m not sure if their response was a compliment and or an insult. I’m going with a compliment. I think.

4.2
nickel (1633) - UKRAINE - SEP 3, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2019 Aroma and taste of white wine. Slightly tart, with hints of citrus. Moderately sour woody aftertaste

4.4
jesperhammer (5793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2019
UPDATED: APR 25, 2019 15-MAR-2019, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Mads. Clear, pale golden with a low, White head. Apricot, citrus, barnyard. Soooo creamy and smooth. Tart, full. Like a great wine.

3.7
jmgreenuk (14140) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 7, 2019
UPDATED: APR 7, 2019 Bottle shared with the KL tasting crew. Poured a hazy light orange amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeasty, light mineral, citrus fruits. The flavour is moderate sour, with a light, crisp, fresh, tart orange citrus, dry, yeasty, light biscuit dough palate. Medium bodied with average to soft carbonation.

4.3
TH28 (555) - - MAR 24, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2019 Bottle. 5/1/18 bottle date. Appearance: Crystal clear, golden, with a low lying white head. Aroma: Definite Chardonnay, Apple, and light pear. Lactic acid and light brett funkiness are pleasant. Taste: Distinct white wine vinous flavor followed by some lactic acidity and only a touch of brett funk and hay on the back side. Nice tartness and bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel: Light bodied withca high carbonation Finish: Very dry finish. Apple and pear fruitiness linger with some Chardonnay notes Overall: An amazing sour ale. The Chardonnay barrel adds a distinct vinous character, along with some fruity apple and pear ftombthe yeast. Brett and lactobacillus adds just a touch of funkiness and tartness to counter the fruitiness of the beer. Very light, bubbly, and refreshing

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bergstaden (4780) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2019 Golden with a white ehad - Sour malt aroma - Malt body with a good sour fruity wood flavour - The sour fruity wood flavours goes into the finish - This was good

3.7
stevoj (8950) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 Fido at share. Glad I finally got to try this, as they didn't have it on when I was down in Santa Rosa. Aroma and taste are Sublime, smooth light tartness, more if the Brett notes. Right in alignment with the way Russian River does these beers. Well worthy of its reputation


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