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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced to just a thin foamy film that hung to the sides of the glass thus producing some excellent sheeting of lace. The aroma was harsh of a grain malt and a funky moldy yeast (Brett) with notes of peach, pears, lemon and a winey oak scent. The taste was slightly sweet and tart with a note of peach in the beginning then quickly got extremely sour with a big dose of citrus and a hint of wine and wood at the end. The flavor stuck around for a good long while after the swallow with a nice sour citrusy taste left to lie on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice dry creamy texture and an extremely lively carbonation. Overall a seriously sour brew with great notes of citrus, wine and oak. Which all together make this a very delectable tasting beer.


4.4
MarcoDL (4957) - 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 (1701) - 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 (1090) - 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
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
Vestergaard (2089) - 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
Klimaet (2594) - 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
olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, 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
ansalon (3846) - 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
kryon (3552) - Hässelby, 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
Brentv (672) - 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.


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