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RATINGS: 1151   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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MrOrla (3200) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of peach, mango, funky, grapes, oak, vinous notes, very balanced between sourness and funkyness. Taste is rather fruity with loads of dry wood, slight peach. Dry and subtle sourness.

4.3
Vindueskigger (34) - - DEC 29, 2016
Så langt fra tæsk og torsdag som man kan komme! Balanceret, ypperlig lækker kombination af funk og smoothness, a la James Brown.

4.5
fiery_1 (999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
375ml bottle @ Craig Bay. Vintage 2016.05.06 Pours a hazy medium yellow colour with a nice white head. Nose is sour, citrus, lemon, and some wood character. Flavour is just yum! Light sourness, certainly the associated funk, all the while the chardonnay character adds a great balance to it all.

3.6
Deadpool37 (129) - - DEC 24, 2016
Pours a bright and hazy golden color sour aroma and very tart flavors definitely a strong chardonnay and slight oak flavors

4.8
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
Thanks to my man Mike for this outstanding brew! Une bière que je rêve de déguster depuis fort longtemps et que je m’offre ce soir comme ça. Pif pouf. Sans raison particulière. Le moment était venu. Robe cristalline pétillante d’une myriade de fines bulles, lui donnant la vigueur d’un feu de bengale. La mousse est généreuse, cossue, fière et accueille mon visage tout entier que je plonge dans mon ballon pour en respirer les arômes. Le Chardonnay, le raisin vert, le funk précis, la bois, la sagesse... C’est merveilleux tant tout est parfaitement cohérent, balancé et savamment tissé. 7,5% d’alcool? Jamais je n’en ressens la moindre molécule tant cette boisson est fine et délicate. Une effervescence minérale adoucie par la barrique beurrée ayant accueillie le Chardonnay que je suis à la trace. Un jus de raisin vert juste assez sûr au corps divin. Ce produit est tout simplement merveilleux!

4.4
samneeeee (27) - colorado springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2016
floral, barnyard, pale, golden, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

3.6
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2016
Shared bottle, poured a hazy yellow colour with a white head. Nose of soft grains, light vineous, oak, citrus fruits, dry tannis notes, grapefruit. Dry soft tart aftertaste. Overhyped? Ok brew

4.5
Korcz (3372) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
MEGA lambikowe. Bardzo owocowe, taniczne, delikatne, subtelnie kwaśne. Znakomite. W ciemno mógłbym pomylić z gueuze z Cantillon.

4.3
Mesjasz (1521) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared at Chmielarnia. Great fruity and lambic like aroma. Taste is balanced sour, dry, slight sweet. In flavor funky, fruity, soil, wine, wood. Tarty aftertaste. One of best us Sours.

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rami_pl (3450) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 29, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Panel RR Rami Rami is drinking a Temptation by Russian River Brewing Company at Chmielarnia MarszałkowskaTaki lambik. Z biala porzeczka i agrestem. Umiarkowanie kwasny, dosc duzo tanin... wytrawny. Robi wrazenie

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