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RATINGS: 1151   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Orange/yellow tint, small head diminishes to lacing only. Sour/barnyard nose. Complex flavor profile with "bret" sourness, fruity notes, and underlying oak flavors. Good amount of carbonation. Great.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (1075) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keithk (18) - brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2017
This is my perfect beer - I can find no fault. Crisp, delicious, beautiful to look at. Sour, fruity, funky, plus a little Chardonnay wood. The best of the (amazing) Russian River lineup of wild/belgian/cask aged styles.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (2074) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
From bottle thanks to Maxi. Pours a slight hazy yellow with a Big White head. Aroma has quite estery yeast, funk, oak, sweetish White Wine, very fruity. Taste is super oaky, sour, smooth and spicy. Fluffy, velvety texture and an average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2404) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle thanks to Maxi. Pours hazy bright orange with a small white head. Aromas of brett, pineapple, citrus, mango, estery. Taste is super oaky, grapey, bretty, crackers, peach, tart and light bitter finish. Very delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (6843) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Tart, fruity smell, funky with wood and some earthy aroma. Similar taste. Very nice! Love the funk and the tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3483) - 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 (3166) - 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 (96) - 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.


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