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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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 brewmasterís 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.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Drank from my Duvel chalice. Pours a golden color with a huge head. Took a while for the head to recede enough to drink. Has a somewhat fruity/wine like smell in the nose. Taste is very good. Smooth and creamy, and you can taste the vinous, wine like characteristics. This is a very good tasting beer. Very enjoyable and I hope that most of the Belgain Pale Ales that I have yet to try are this good. If you havenít tried this one, Itís worth getting your hands on one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
On tap at Caponeís in Norristown... Appears a light gold with a small, soapy white head that quickly fades out. Small spots of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of light fruit highlighted with mild banana esters and spice. A remnant of doughy yeast comes through with gentle pepper aromatics and a touch of earthy spice. Taste is similar to the aromas with a large base of pils malt filling out the flavor thatís complimented by light fruit and spices. Mouthfeel is smooth, semi-sweet for the most part with a light, mild bitter bite at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle shared by sliffy, thanks! Pours a hzy gold with a frothy, bubbly white head. Aroma of lemon zest, lemon, some funk, yeast and corriander. Flavor of lemon zest, corriander yeast and some spices. Lively carbonation, smooth throughout with a spicy/somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
750 mL bottle purchased at Monument Wines in Concord, CA. Batch 011. Aroma is estery with lots of banana yeast notes present. Light citrus and light grassiness in the nose, too. Not overly complex aroma. Mildly hazy yellow-golden colored body with a large, rocky white head and nice lacing present. Lightly sweet banana flavors to start. Turns a little biscuity. Finishes with a light dry hoppiness and a little burnt flavor. A little alcohol comes through. This just isnt anything special at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Lightly hazed, golden/amber appearance with a thick, white head and moderate lacing. Yeasty, fruity aroma, some spicyness. Sweet, but not cloying, taste, lightly spiced, with hints of tree ripened fruit. Smooth, lush, full bodied mouthfeel; nicely carbonated. Lingering, peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Hello Russian River. A darker golden color with nice head and lacing. Aroma is sweet, belgian malts, gummy bears, a small bit of fruit in there too. Tasting this is coats your mouth, thick almost syrupy, more fruit and spice come out as it warms. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2006
A delicious representaion of a Belgian strong ale. Pours a hazy yellow/orange. Smelled of spiced fruit and bubblegum. Great carbonation kept the beer alive and refreshing throughout the whole 750ml. Thanks HopHead75.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 750ml courtesy of Ross. Batch 10. Pours golden with a white head. Nice aroma of sour lemon, pear, and a hint of clove. What a nice mouthfeel, soft and subtle without being watery or thin. Semi sweet belgian malt flavor. Medium bitter finish, with a slight chalky texture, joined by a hint of pepper, clove and alcohol. Very well done, and not from Belgium. Thanks Ross! Now all I want to know what the danes think of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Draft. Gold color with good lacing type head. Mild yeast aroma. Peppery and spicy with bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (668) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Tapped at Lucky Baldwins, pasadena, calif. This was a very nice beer and had a good slightly sweet flavor. Clear, short head. Has that nicely fruity sweet belgian thing and a crisp finish. I would like to have this again and certainly will if I find it on tap!

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