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RATINGS: 1153   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
On tap pours a slightly hazy golden color with medium white head with pretty good lacing. Smells of apple, pears, Belgian yeast and slight wood from the barrels used. Tastes of all the same things in the nose. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly surupy with a semi dry finish. Overall a nice belgian sour with plenty of flavor and the wine barrels used did it some good.


3.7
MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Sweet grain malts, caramel, sweet grapes, oak, vinous. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Medium sour. More sour berries, lemon, lime juice, unripe redcurrant. Decent Sour. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

4.2
jinroh (2132) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2017
Tasting at Tokyo Midtown. Batch 051517. Light hazy yellow, bit of white foam, leaving nice lacings. Nose has good acidity, grape peels and white currants, funk. Good balance, not too acidic. Taste is mellow sour, good bitterness, balanced pretty well with sourness. Acidity kept in control. Woody and spicy with white wine characteristics. This one is GOOD, light bitter dry aftertaste. Autumny and oaky linger.

4.4
AgentAle (1807) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
Aroma is clove, sparkling wine, citrus and allspice. Taste is citrus, oak tanins and sweet grains paralleled by minor funk and sour finish. Axing stuff.

4.1
kathouse (1932) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Honey gold, clear, with a smooth light fruit aroma. Brett sourness adds a tartness that balances well with the oak.

4.5
Lacho (108) - USA - SEP 5, 2017
This brewery was one of those that I visited while on a beer tour to Santa Rosa. Got this and others in a flight, but went for this one two more times. It looks beautiful, hazy, orange, with a thin frothy head that lingers. It smells of grapes, apples and pears. Tastes amazing, very tart but not overpoweringly sour, mineral, fruity, acid, bright like champagne and strawberries. One of the best beer I had while on my tour.

4.1
nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Bright yellow. Aroma white grapes, white wine. Tastes big minerals slight grassy hops juicy character. Fuller body than most Russian river brews actually great. Some ozone big melted snow minerals.

4
llkc (2663) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft ananas frugt sødme mango smag frisk citrus lime mango appelsin frisk

4.4
MarcoDL (5306) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of soft tart, white grape, green apple, citrusband horseblanket. Taste has soft white grapes, oak, vanilla, soft sourness, tart horseblanket, green apples and citrus. Long tasty finish. The white wine aging rounds off the sourness in a fantastic way. This is extremely balanced and flavorful, a true masterpiece.

3.4
beerplace (1960) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
375ml bottle shared at Brian’s. Bottled on 2016-05-06. Pours a hazy blonde with a white head. Aroma is funky, a little bit dirty, fruity, slightly woody and winey. Similar taste with some odd sour bitterness. Quite good.

4
monkeychugg55 (1105) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2017
Such a great beer. Super complex but everything is in perfect harmony. White whine character is mellow and peasant. The sourness is nice and not overly acidic.


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