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RATINGS: 1451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Well, this is certainly a nice golden strong ale. Spicy aroma but pretty tasty and would certainly have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2006
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 6 Oct) Golden yellow colour with white head. Fruity nose, slightly acidic, with notes of tropical fruit and Anjou pears. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of pears and banana. Slightly fiery (goes with the name I suppose). Nice beer (and can I really resist a beer with the same name as an Opeth record? Probably not).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2006
[Bottled. SBWF, Stockholm] Golden colour. Estery, spicy aroma. Good body with a fair amount of caramel. Balanced, yet with a super long bitterness. Almond paste. Herbs. Thick body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6883) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Poured a straw colored yellow with a whispy lacing white head. Very floral aroma, slightly bitter smelling. Slithgly malty, slightly bitter flavor. Fruity like pears and pineapple. Extremely bitter, acidic and astringent finish in the throat. Could have been better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2006
750ml - thanks Irishboy - Aroma is yeasty bubblegum and banana. Some earthy hop funkiness as well. Pours transparent gold with cascading bubbles and a huge head, great sticky lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a bit more grassy hoppiness. Palate is creamy, clean, and dry. I was initially not too impressed, but as I kept drinking it, the complexity and depth began to show changing my aroma and flavor scores. A nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Spicy soft nose with some lemon zest and touch of pepper. Tropical white fruits come in as it rolls over the palate. Clean extrmely soft mouthfeel Nice grassy hop character comes in at mid palate. Vert clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2006
(Bottle) Pours golden/yellow. Small white head. Herbs and green spices. Hints of banana. Big fruityness. Sweet red apples and orange. A bit salty flavour with hints of herbs, earth and liquorise root. Stale, spicey light to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, foamy white head. Aroma is hops, caramel and sweet malts. Flavour is fruitish hoppy with slight hints of caramel and grass. Pleasant palate, even though it’s quite carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (15528) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange, small white head. Fruity, apricot and mango in the nose. Fruity, slightly carbonated. Some hops, a bit sour. Long fruity aftertaste. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Clear blonde color, tight white head. Aroma - slight DMS, not much else. Flavor - typical tripel flavors are prominent, but more smooth than expected. Not as pleasing overall. Not a great beer. DMS detracts; otherwise decent.

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