Russian River Temptation beer

Russian River Temptation

Sour Ale · 7.25% ABV · ~160 calories

Russian River Brewing Company · Santa Rosa, CA

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  • Craft Ale House

    131.6 miles away · 708 West Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA 19468

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 03/28/2020

    12oz Bottle $21

  • Boat House

    135.5 miles away · 113 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 03/29/2020

    12.68oz Bottle

  • Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Tap Room

    144.7 miles away · 2195 Spinnerstown Road, Quakertown, PA 18951

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 03/29/2020

    12.6oz Bottle $17.99

  • El Barrio Cantina and Tequila Bar

    156.2 miles away · 1470 Buck Road, Southampton, PA 18966

    Restaurant · Menu Updated: 03/20/2020

    12.7oz Bottle $16.80

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Beer Description

Temptation is a Blonde Ale Fermented with a special strain of yeast, then aged in French oak chardonnay barrels.

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. 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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