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RATINGS: 1459   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Tap, O’Brien’s. Pours a fairly clear medium golden color. Slightly sweet creamy yeast aroma. Some graininess as well. Light grainy flavors. Some yeast and creaminess. Somewhat bitter finish of grain and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2006
750ML bottle via Vinnie at Russian River(thanks!). Pours a semi hazy golden blonde with a large chunk white head. Nose is fruity/spicey with notes of bananna, pear, peaches, strawberries, and wheat. Flavor is the same with a sourish bitter dry chalky finish. A bit too much hoppiness for the style...Medium body. An ok beer, but i was expecting much better from RR....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2006
Bottled. Golden color, creamy and muddy. Fruity, spicy and slightly tart flavor with notes of banana and clove. Fruity-herbal and tart flavor with some spicy-herbal hops, some maltiness and graininess. Excellent balance, very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2006
pale yellow fizzy. smells like grass and spice. taste like hay and spice and pines with a touch of acidity and a bit creamy and sweet in the finish but too grassy overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a small, fluffy ivory head that dissolves. Aroma is of sweet malt, grass and fruitstuffs. Taste is sweet at first, then bitter and dry with an acidic and sour ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2006
750ml bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with orange highlights, rich spicy aroma with light fruits (like lemon and banana) and hay and flowers, starts and ends lightly sweet with some acidity at the end, medium bodied with nice carbonation, ends dry and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2006
Thanks to Kook. Golden yellow body with a medium size head. Fruity citrus taste, better balaced than the previous beer on the night, nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12573) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Golden with a lasting white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with pepper and pineapple dominating. REALLY well used Belgian yeast here... Dry and spicy flavour with herbal hops. Like an even slightly tastier Delirium Tremens...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5430) - 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 (7699) - 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).

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