RateBeer
overall
98
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Dark cloudy phenolic brew. alcohol heat with a rich nose. Easy going palate very fruity and decent fuity phenol finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Beer pours a murky, light-diffusing medium gold color with a large, white, frothy, mostly diminishing head. It’s quite attractive. The aroma is complex, dry and earthy: Malty and heavy with delicate roasted-grain notes; lightly hoppy with the aroma of clean, dry straw and green apple; moderately weighty esters of banana and under-ripe pear and a moderately heavy note of coriander and pepper. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter with an average-length, lightly bittersweet finish. The palate is luxurious. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is watery, the carbonation is soft and there’s a touch of alcohol warmth at the end. Damn :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one. It poured hazy dark straw with a medium white head. The aroma was bready malty, with honey, hopcit, sour pear and apple, fruit. The flavor was on the dry side, and very fruity, with a big mid-palate coriander/floral/spicy element. I got a lot of Bartlett pear and Granny Smith apple aroma and flavor from this one. Wonderful complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Hazy golden ale with a thin white head. Intense orange peels in aroma with light pear notes. Crisp wheat malt in mouth, with coriander and orange notes, souring in mouth. Medium bodied. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005. On tap.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Batch 6. Wow. There’s a lot going on here. I don’t like to go overboard w/ "burnt cherries with a hint of clover and sassafrass" comments, but this has a bunch of different flavors. Smokey, citrusy, nutty, oaky, spicy alcohol flavor. I usually don’t like this type of beer, but for the style, this is a VERY good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2006
On tap at the Liar’s Club in San Diego. A great interpretation of a Belgian Strong Ale. Fruit notes to the aroma, a slightly cloudy, golden-hued libation with a nice rocky bright white head that left a great deal of fine lacing on the glass. Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Batch 003. Pours hazy yellow with zero head. Great aroma that is spicy, medicinal, yeasty, earthy with vanilla and eucalyptus. Tart in flavor with citrus, pear, banana, yeast and some farmhouse funkiness. Finishes sweet, bitter and spicy. A bit undercarbonated and light in body for my tastes. Still, another bold American interpretation from this most excellent brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Pale straw yellow color, totally clear, with big pure white head. Aroma is tart, yeasty, slightly funky, hints of applesauce, pear, honey. Flavor is sharp, slightly acidic, notes of bananna, honey, malt, with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Simple, but nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2006
750cc bottle, batch #05 opened 21 Dec. 05. Pours a clear colden color with a humongous head even with a delicate pour. Fine carbonation bubbles, head is long lived, breaking down sporadically and leaving a dense deafoam lacing. Aroma is pleasant, lightly fruity with earth/musty notes. Lighter bodied with very active carbonation dancing across the palate. Moderately hopped bitterness, slightly drying, earthy. Slight sour/tart notes mix well. Nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Somewhat Duvel-like in it’s clean, slightly spicy flavors. Thin in the initial pour and even with the yeast pour. Somewhat fruity (apple), though relatively understated. Good.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 118 119 120  121  122 123 124 » 136


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50