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RATINGS: 1142   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2009
From bottle : Ive been waiting for this. Pours a light golden color, with tons of bubbles, and a massive head. Tons of lace around the glass as the head slowly falls. Sour aroma with some grassy hops. Taste is fantastic. Crisp at the beginning with a sour middle. The end fades very well into a very nice aftertaste. Medium body with some carbonation. Again, the finish is very nice. I love sours....and this baby didnt disappoint.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AXL72 (38) - 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 (2490) - 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 (33) - - 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 (489) - 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 (1609) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samneeeee (19) - colorado springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2016
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 (4161) - Alingss, SWEDEN, 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 (1845) - 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 (1233) - 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.


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