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RATINGS: 1153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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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4.8
Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 (2010: batch 05X1F): Gracieuseté de pushkinwow. Le premier regard est marquant, une robe blonde 24k, étincelante se tient debout sans broncher. L’arôme est celle d’un vin blanc frais et d’une touche florale. C’est une fois la première gorgée que je saisi pourquoi l’aura autours de cette série de bières sauvages. Très juteux en début de bouche avec la pomme, poire, raisin vert. Ça devient ensuite rapidement surette alors que les tannins et le bouquet floral étouffent subtilement le contraste. Plus on la boit, plus les saveurs sont balancés. Vraiment superbe.

4.8
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours golden yellow with minimal head. Good lacing. Tastes of lemon, pears, and apple. Nice sour taste. Refreshing to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Merci à Mario Hernandez pour cette maudite belle chance. Bottled on: 080315. Superbe et complexe nez avec des agrumes, d’autres fruits tropicaux, du vin blanc, du bois mangé par les bons microbes et du foin. Très près de la perfection. Au goût, un mélange très agréable de notes de raisins aigres, de jus de pamplemousse, de spontanéité, de chêne et de vanille. Fantastique. En bouche, un liquide souple qui est parfaitement sculpté pour mon palais. La finale impressionnante est boisée, aigre et fruitée. Tellement facile à boire. Du grand art. Finalement.

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!

4.7
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Draft at Monk’s for Russian River Day. Pours transluscent golden with slight trace of orange. Head is thin, small, and lacy. Aroma packs a nice floral wallop; dry hops, wort, wheat, honey, and crazy resin funk. Body is full and well carbonated with a somewhat dry, extremely tart palate. Finish is quick and powerful. Excellent sour ale.

4.7
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Comparison of Batch 1, 3, 4, and 5 12/4/10 Batch 5-fair bit of hops, juicy, hints of soap with notes of leathery brett up front. som dry oak, dustry, very light chardonney wine flavor. juicy dry oak, bright white grapes and slightly sour with a fairbit of grassy hops and some juicy citrus. Batch 4-more sublte than 5, chardonney comes out slightly more and the hops are much more mild. flavors of integrated oak, white grapes, light brett presence and faint hops. Batch 3-the hops have faded but the flavors are soft well integrated and subtle. the chardonney barrels really make a bright presence, juicy white grapes as the brett comes in behind. the brett is slightly sharp but still leans towards subtlty with some lemon and soft peach flavors in the back. Batch 1-the brett has started to dominate and take over, the chardonney and juicy wine flavors have become much light and the sweetness now resides behind and underneath the strong brett presence. ************************** Batch 004X4 reveiwed 3/1/10 A-pours a pale golden yellow color with a thin bubbly head, 2-3 full fingers, holding strongly to the side of the glass. S-nice notes of oak and hints of vanilla start off this funky aroma. Wild yeasts take over giving it a fair amount of funk, sour grapes and green apples, notes of lemon zest and grass at the finish T-tart cherries, sour white grapes, and notes of lemon zest are followed by a biscuity malt base. the oak is very faint in the taste as it comes in towards the back. M-this is extremely smooth and crisp throught, sharp finish and very dry. medium body with a slight warming from the alcohol in the back with a lot of carbonation. D-this is very sweet and tart. it brings huge flavors and an interesting taste from the barrel aging. Another intersting brew from RR.

4.7
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle from a trade with wavers1. Pours slightly cloudy pale yellow color with white head. Slightly musty aroma with brett, oak, wine and some floral scents. Tart flavor with some oak ane wine aith a good dose of brett funkiness. Light and crisp mouthfeel. Lots of effevescence. An excellent brew. Thanks Baker.

4.7
gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
Golden and effervescent with a thin white head. Fine bubbles. Aroma is tart fruit, grape, wine, and some green apple. Taste is heavy with Chardonnay character, funky, with green apple and grape skins. The finish is puckering and delicious. This rating is over. The name is suitable as this brew is overly tempting to drink quickly. Amazing!!

4.7
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Au nez, c'est bien sûr, barriqué et sucré à la fois. En bouche, c'est très surette, mais sucré comme un bonbon a la fois. On sent bien le vieillissement en baril. Ce n'est pas poussiéreux, mais plutôt léger et pétillant. La finale est sweet, sour et citrusy! Un cadeau des dieux!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle in Boca before leaving. Small snifters with Dan and Brian. Pours a golden clear with a small head. The aroma is fucking heaven with white wine grape must, balanced oak barrel, just the right amount of brett. The taste is just as impressive with white wine, white grapes, must, brett funk, straw, and the oak barrel. The aging makes it so smooth regarding tartness. Active carb, light body. Just overall wonderful.


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