ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Get Together. My first Russian River rating. Sour, fruity aroma. Hazy, pale yellow like a Belgian white. Nice lace. Very nice, fruity, wheaty, banana, effervescent. At only 7%, this was more like a Belgian White than a Belgian Strong.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft. 03/2006) I thought I liked this beer more than I decided I really did. It isn’t a bad beer ... its just not ... well ... Belgian (OK. I’m a snob. I admit it. I have high standards). Spicy aromas with some fruitiness ... and hops. The flavor is of the same spiciness, with a fruity nose predominating even as you drink with phenols tending toward peppery (and maybe "meaty" though I was told I was crazy there) ... and hops. Palate wasn’t as full as I remembered and it ended up seeming a bit thin. Ultimately, this beer needs much more maturation time. It seemed green and almost harsh at times.
JFGrind (1808) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled a pint of Damnation on draft. Golden appearance, malt body and elevated bitterness. Enjoyable Belgian style strong ale that had hoppy ale undertones to it.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear gold w white head seafoam. Apple, peach, apricot hop aroma! Spice fizzy tart alcoholic, a little acidic. Fresh, young! Coriander. Bright & sunny.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Batch 007 Poured a lighter golden color with solid head and great lacing. Aroma was strong bananas, apple and candi sugar. Flavor was not what i expected, didn’t taste the stong banana aroma in there at all. Hops dominated not much maltyness to it. "
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden colour with a white head. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Malty spicy flavor with some hints of yeast. Long spicy aftertaste with some bitterness.
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of a Duvel-light. Gold color. Large white head. Heavily carbonated. Dry, chalky, and a light, sweet aftertaste.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeast and dust in the nose, hazy light gold color, fluffy white head. Creamy malt with hints of apples and a flowery note too. Yeast and peppery spice end. Soft texture and a good balance. Thanks Saarlander.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty beer. Not goin crazy over it but certainly quite tasty. I am hard to please in the belgian department, so this does alright. All of the flavors do go well together for a tasty beer. Has the typical sweet yeasty banana flavor of a belgian
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Tap House in Norfolk. Clear golden pear colored; light layer of foam. Nice perfume of honeysuckle and clover. Yummy melony banana with some lemon at the end. Light carb and medium light body; a little tart. Pretty damn good for a light Belgian and American to boot.