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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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2134) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(06.27.06) One pint, 9.4 oz brown bottle from Liquorama.com. 7% ABV. Batch 007. Poured hazy golden yellow with large white head. Good carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied Belgium-style golden ale that starts with light malt sweetness and fruity (apple)/ citrus (orange peel)/spicy (coriander) flavors. Some medicinal phenols detected. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. A very good tasty ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottled at ZBF 06. Pours a unclear yellow, with a white head. Aroma is yeasty spices, lemony. Taste is sweet fruity and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2006
On tap at Hollingshead’s. golden pour with a musty, citrus flavor, abit of earthyness too, pretty easy drinking, great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Light bronze colored. Strong aromas of citrus, mainly comprised of lemons. Yeast and coriander accompany the nose to make a touch musty. The flavor has notes of bitter orange with some coriander and pepper to spice it up. Yeasty as well. The citrus also reminds one of lemon heads. The tail is a touch sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Thanks to Odeed for this bottle - pours a slightly hazy golden color with a well-retained, foamy head - complex, earthy aroma of orange peel, banana, apple, vanilla, some yeast and pastry-like sweetness, and a subtle funkiness in the background - very soft on the palate - mildly sweet up front, with all the fruits from the aroma making appearances - this is followed by some medium-dry, herbal and hoppy qualities - a mild vanilla and clove flavor throughout - peppery finish, with just a hint of alcohol warmth arriving quite late - this is a great beer.

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