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In the great beer producing country of Belgium, some brewers have made it a tradition to give their beers an unusual name. Sometimes the name is curious, now and then it is diabolical and other times it is just plain silly. Damnation is our brewmaster’s interpretation of a Belgian style Strong Golden Ale. It has extraordinary aromas of banana and pear with mouth filling flavors of sweet malt and earthy hops. The lingering finish is dry and slightly bitter but very, very smooth.

Editor’s Note: this entry is for all batches EXCEPT batches 23, 46 and 69 see separate entry.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (126) - - MAY 22, 2015
Served on tap at Russian river. Holden orange color with minimal white head. Citrus wheat aroma. Medium body. Clean citrus flavor with slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden color with very nice lacing and very minimal head retention. Smells of banana and hay. Kind of like a trip to the farm. Tastes strongly of banana and malt. Not a bad beer and this is coming from a "non-fan" of Belgians.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (719) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pushing 13oz on the bottle. Poured into super bulbous glass that holds it nicely. Glazed donut color, cloudy yellow/hay. Ample lacing, thin on glass, sticky and white. Aroma of sweet fruits, cotton, mineral grains, crystal malts, grass, orange spice. Taste of frontal sweet fruit, orange havans, bitter ramblings. Fruit, spice, and hops load this one on the fun side, the bitters bring it back to revelation. Superb drinker, just asks for more. Looks like it should be a dark ale in the bottle that it is in.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1093) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Semi hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, apricots, dried fruit and grass. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, grass, herbs, hay, dried fruit and apricots. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersmithbacon (100) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Reminds me of a good Bavarian Hefeweizen with lightly fruity aromas and flavor. Peach mango and white wine grapes. Some yeasty spices wrapped this up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (478) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
Aroma of fruit, pear, banana, apple, taste is mild malts and fruit, mild alcohol, somewhat wet mouthfeel, taste at DLD 2015.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size foamy white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, lemon and alcohol-- smells great. Taste follows aroma--delicious. Medium bodied. Nice, dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured from cork and cage bottle. Pours cloudy gold color with foamy white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, clove, and spicy yeast. Flavor is fruity malt with earthy yeastiness, cloves, with a peppery and herbal hop finish. Thanks dsandonato for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2015
Cloudy dark yellow color with fizzy and foamy off white head that reduces down to a ring around the edge. Smells of tropical fruits and clove spices. Tastes of bananas and spices with some breaded malts mixed in too. Well carbonated with some bite when finishing. Really enjoyed this RR take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3084) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle: Golden honeycomb color at full opacity with a soft, bright white creamy foam on top. Very fine bubbles. Huge Belgian yeast aroma. Banana, clove, bubblegum, white pepper, moderate phenolic heat, tart pear, a bit of hay. Lots of overripe banana in the flavor, followed up quickly with coriander, clove, mint, orange zest, & white pepper. Very bready with a thick cheesy & musty funk character that sustains from start to finish without getting in the way. Finish of spicy yeast, baked bread, lemon zest, & cellar floor. Dry body. Pretty well done; not the biggest fan of the style but this was enjoyable.


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