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RATINGS: 1183   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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3.9
Beese (9625) - Tooting, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2020 Bottle share at Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA on 29/04/2008. You were blowing my mind here! Really not had many beers like this back then. Woody, gentle sour, some tanin, grapes, and lots more besides.

4.4
Cimbasso (1679) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2020 Bottle with a cork and a cage, like Champagne. Pours a slightly hazy white gold, with a very fine mousse, just like a Champagne. The taste is fruity, refined and slightly sour. Elegant notes of white wine and greengage are mixed with tropical fruit, lemon peel, cucumber, yeast and freshly cut grass. Some barnyard notes of wet horse blanket. This is a many-layered beer which repays careful and thoughtful tasting. It is a thing of rare beauty - an exceptionally well-made and beautifully balanced beer of remarkable quality.

4.2
kepano (299) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2019 Pours slightly hazy straw color with spongy white head. Nice. The smell fills the room. I'm twelve inches away from the glass and I can smell lots of honey, barnyard, slight cork—like woodiness. I bring the glass up to my nose. So much going on, it takes a minute to process. Grassy, floral, like a meadow, peaches, apricot, pineapple, mango, slightly tropical, but juicy, nectary, orange peel, a bit of clove, white pepper, funky aromas of horses, wet hay, bright, woodiness is not overpowering, sharp hit of vanilla. The flavor starts as I expected, layers of flavor. Funky, tart, not overly sharp. Leather, apricot. Ends on a grassy, floral, slightly coppery bitterness. Thin fizzy carbonation. beautiful. Pairs gorgeously with Kaltbach Gruyere.

4
mansquito (10868) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2019 Bottle: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is winy, woody, little funky. Light wine notes, barrel notes, not too acidic, doesn't hit you over the head. Sour. Slight sweetness. Pretty good.

4.3
Cristobal37 (2122) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 23, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2019 Bottle pours golden with good head. Basement citrus aroma, some wood barrel. Highly sour, no off notes, wood barrel, lemon citrus, mild white wine notes. Delicious, straight forward sour. Very nice.

4.1
NordicV (3602) - 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 (2717) - 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 (2429) - 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.

4
RoJo28 (423) - - 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 (1666) - UKRAINE - SEP 3, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2019 Aroma and taste of white wine. Slightly tart, with hints of citrus. Moderately sour woody aftertaste


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