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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2008
[bottle, batch 3, shared with DarkMagus] Pours a hazy yellow with a very dense white head. Loads of visible carbonation. Aroma is quite tart and funky. Flavors are full of microbiology.. tart and funky brett character provides some interesting pineapple and fruit esters. Really complex and bone-dry finish. Thirst quenching and delicious. An outstanding beer, overall.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samneeeee (5) - colorado springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2016 does not count
floral, barnyard, pale, golden, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4120) - Alingss, 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
MEGA lambikowe. Bardzo owocowe, taniczne, delikatne, subtelnie kwaśne. Znakomite. W ciemno mgłbym pomylić z gueuze z Cantillon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1154) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2225) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Panel RR Rami Rami is drinking a Temptation by Russian River Brewing Company at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Taki lambik. Z biala porzeczka i agrestem. Umiarkowanie kwasny, dosc duzo tanin... wytrawny. Robi wrazenie

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Low fluffy white lasting head. Hazy yellow body. Acicic to sour fruity grapefruit aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (959) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle into a wineglass showing moderately filtered neon yellow with quickly dissipating foam lacing. The nose shows clean chardonnay - lemon meringue, light citrus. The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. Lightly tart with light citric zest around the edges. Light white wine bitterness on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gephross100 (412) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 2010 Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a clear yellow color no head. Smells like truffle peach and old sweat. Slight butter flavor. Very light mouthfeel and light sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
This is one off the bucket list. Thanks Rob. By far the driest beer I've ever had. Some unique flavours, including pickle juice. Medicine. Herbs. Herbal medicine. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1774) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Clear classic golden pour with nearly no head. Tart nose. Tart flavor. Blah.


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