Red Hill Temptation 2012

Red Hill Brewery

Published August 22, 2012

Last year's Temptation became one of a growing number of Red Hill beers to have seen the inside of a cask, this time one soaked in gin prior to being filled with their strong Belgian golden ale. The resulting beer is higher in alcohol, drier and more tart than the original. There's just a handful of bottles of the barrel-aged version take left, which means those who enjoy being tempted every year will be pleased to see a new batch rolling out from the brewery this week. As for the newly arrived 2012 Temptation, the bottle we sampled was bursting with sweet, fruity, citrusy and herbal aromas. It's got tonnes of sweet malt flavours - and more of that citrus character in the mouth too - with a dry, almost tart, finish that counteracts the initial sweetness and makes for a devilishly easy to drink eight per center.

Belgian Golden Ale

Kegs and barrel-aged bottles:

Junction Beer Hall

The Local Taphouse St Kilda

Deju Vu Bar

Beer DeLuxe

East of Everything, Camberwell

Grumpy's Green

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Red Hill Brewery

88 Shoreham Rd
Red Hill South
VIC 3937

(03) 5989 2959
Open Hours

Open Thurs to Sun plus public holidays: 11am to 6pm
Longer opening in summer.