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RATINGS: 1394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
On tap. Dark golden coloured with a medium sized head. Very sweet and malty. Notes of lemon, peach and slightly bready. Also a bit alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
25 oz bottle, Batch 8, via IrishBoy. Pours a clear bright gold colored body under a two finger fizzy white head that faded to a thin film and left great lacing. Aroma is of light bready malt with some lemongrass, yeast, peach, marshmellow, light alcohol, and bananas. The flavor is fairly light up front, just some light pale maltiness, grapefruit, and lemon. The finish is rather dry, rather bitey, with a good amount of alcohol apparency for an only 7% ABV beer. Mouthfeel is very highly carbonated with a light to medium body. A very unique beer to say the least. It came across as sort of a Triple / Belgian Golden Ale combination to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
draft: very enjoyable beer...would go really well with white meats. the aroma consisted of small notes of banana and spices. The flavor is sweet (not overly) and it isn’t ruined by a sour vineuos flavor which some BSA are. The palate was smooth and clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. Golden in colour. Aroma is citric, hoppy and yeasty. The palate shows some lively carbonation, with some citric yeastyness and some grassy hop notes, with a slightly warming, peppery/spicy finish, quite flowery, with some light apricot fruit notes. very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle, batch 007 (thanks to Todd V.). Bright honey color with a thin white head. Nose is sweet and a tad malty, with cider notes and some yeast. Nice bright flavor, with decent bitterness and pleasant yeast hints. Also nice floral notes with a pleasant freshness. Great mouthfeel, smooth and refreshing and nicely carbonated. A nice take on a belgian, very triple-esque.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - - SEP 2, 2006
750 ml brown, Belgian style bottle. Batch number 007, if that makes a difference. Corked & caged. Poured out a light golden yellow color, with a thick, meringue like tan colored head. Served in a Chimay chalice. Full effect of aromas are present. Pears, dried fruits, some slight apple notes, along with slight citrus & sweet caramel malts in the aromas. Very slight nutmeg in the background. Flavors are a wonderful mix of dried tropical fruits, along with Bartlett pears, black pepper, slight citrus fruits, and earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel, thick & rich body. Damned good take on the style if you ask me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Thanks realale420 for the bottle trade. pours a straw color with a three finger head with high carbonation. Aroma is spicy with banana esters. Taste has a light creamy mouthfeel with tastes of spices, pear and straw. Slight bitterness that lingers for a short period. Nice belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Lots of overripe fruit, spice, medicine, alcohol, banana and some metal. Good overall, a nice, rounded Belgian.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
750 mL bottle provided by realale420. Pours light gold, very bubbly, fast-rising bubbles, tall foamy-rocky white head, lasting, with sticky lacing. Aroma is yeast (dough, barn, earth), banana and pear, malt (meal, straw, cereal) and flowers. Medium sweetness, alcohol dryness, moderate acidity, malt and yeast body, banana and pears, floral and spicy finish. Medium to full bodied, foamy and fizzy, spicy, clean palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Matt (drbayern) pops my cherry with this brewery by sending me a bottle of this. Golden colored pour, looks very similar to duvel. Smell is lemons, spices, yeast, citrus, and some hops. Taste is rich and flavorfull, full of coriander and fruits. Pretty damn good actaully, the first american brewer to get the beligan style beers right since allagash got it going several years ago. nice beer, too bad its not around these parts.


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