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RATINGS: 1146   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DennisD (12) - USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pale yellow straw color. Sour, musky, wine aroma characteristics. Floral, lemon, grass, white wine flavors. Smooth clean finish. Wow, what a great beer. Absolutely delicious. Very nice.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3392) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours cloudy orange with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, green grapes, green apples, dew grass, kiwi, oakgooseberry, elderberry, light stable. Taste is sour and very fruity with a strong oak character and some earthy tone. Mouthfeel is dry and tart with medium carbonation and body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (3082) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours milky hazy yellow with low white head Aromas lovely tart of lemon, green grapes, lemon zest, oak, hints of barnyard Taste has tart and funky notes of lemon zest, green grapes, hints of green apples, oak , citrusy fruits Mouthfeel is tart, medium carbonated, no bitterness, dry. Very very nice sour

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2017
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Clear golden straw. Aroma and taste of funk and fruits. Dry. Lingering funky finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopman23 (11) - - FEB 8, 2017
Great Sour Blonde Ale, Poured from a 12oz belgian corked bottle. Hazy blonde, perfect sourness

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AXL72 (62) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Almost clear bright golden with a quite big white head. Earthy and dry, funky and sour. Notes from barnyard, chardonnay and oak, in combination with a nice and fresh fruitiness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2519) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vindueskigger (34) - - DEC 29, 2016
S langt fra tsk og torsdag som man kan komme! Balanceret, ypperlig lkker kombination af funk og smoothness, a la James Brown.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiery_1 (584) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (1658) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2016
Thanks to my man Mike for this outstanding brew! Une bire que je rve de dguster depuis fort longtemps et que je moffre ce soir comme a. Pif pouf. Sans raison particulire. Le moment tait venu. Robe cristalline ptillante dune myriade de fines bulles, lui donnant la vigueur dun feu de bengale. La mousse est gnreuse, cossue, fire et accueille mon visage tout entier que je plonge dans mon ballon pour en respirer les armes. Le Chardonnay, le raisin vert, le funk prcis, la bois, la sagesse... Cest merveilleux tant tout est parfaitement cohrent, balanc et savamment tiss. 7,5% dalcool? Jamais je nen ressens la moindre molcule tant cette boisson est fine et dlicate. Une effervescence minrale adoucie par la barrique beurre ayant accueillie le Chardonnay que je suis la trace. Un jus de raisin vert juste assez sr au corps divin. Ce produit est tout simplement merveilleux!


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