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RATINGS: 1136   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle at the DC Mini Tasting. Murky yellow orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, funk, citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, herbs, tart notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7866) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Wonderful stuff. Citrus, and some apricot. Golden pour and some head. Some peel. Light tangy finish. Great beer but seems like somewhat of a legacy rating. Light tangy finish. Bottle big thanks to Travlr.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (767) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Andy. Light golden cloudy pour. Strong tart aroma of apples. Apple skin and tart fruits. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy deep golden liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, cunty taste, jungle fever, grain, oxidization, light funk and wood. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of apple skin, lemon, light wood, light vinegar and light grain. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Really nice! Wouldve preferred more carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SlovakSniper (5264) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Merci Mario Hernandez pour cette maudite belle chance. Bottled on: 080315. Superbe et complexe nez avec des agrumes, dautres fruits tropicaux, du vin blanc, du bois mang par les bons microbes et du foin. Trs prs de la perfection. Au got, un mlange trs agrable de notes de raisins aigres, de jus de pamplemousse, de spontanit, de chne et de vanille. Fantastique. En bouche, un liquide souple qui est parfaitement sculpt pour mon palais. La finale impressionnante est boise, aigre et fruite. Tellement facile boire. Du grand art. Finalement.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (5679) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
375 ml bottle at home, thanks TimVim! Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma vinous, barrel, funk, grapes, lemon, zest. Taste is vinous, sour, barrel, wood, funk, grape juice. Really nice!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
It s not a Cantillion, I am not going to rate on style in comparison but merely on the merits of the brew. You Americans always tweak things. And this one was a great tweak. Younger tasting than the Cantillions. That said the Vinicius character in this brewerys beer is really a great dimension to mellow out the sometimes harsh oak. The slight Brett is evident and the acidic tartness is well in balance. Love the mouthfeel and carbonation. Great if not a perfect brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream (201) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Btl pours crystal clear golden color with a soft compact white head. It vanished quickly leaving a ring of foam and spots of lace. Aromas of wood, grape juice, funk( wet horses) and citrus fruit. Taste of white grapes,lemon sour patch kid candy and a hint of wine. Medium body, soft silky mouthfeel, above average carbonation with a tingling on the tongue dry finish. Absolutely wonderful tasting sour beer. This beer is addicting. I love the sour taste, its perfect. RR never disappoints. Well done!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1750) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Tart, funk, yeast, fruit, wood and grape must aroma. Funk, tart, wood, white wine, yeast, biscuit, fruit, grape must and biscuit flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Funk, grape must and tart finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Sour grapes! Love it white wine and oak. Malts are evident but the flavor of wood and white wine complex this out. Nice fizz like a sparkling wine. Finished with cellar notes of an old winery.


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