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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Sampled at Stone 9th Ann. party. Not too bad. I thought it was a tripel until now. Very fruity and very dry. Tasty, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
pours a yellow body with a 1/2 white head.aroma of perfume,grapes,apples,and belgian yeast.flavor is much of the same.this is a pretty typical belgian tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2525) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Bottled. Poured out a light straw head with a decent amount of lacing. The aroma was sweet and told of fruit and spices. The taste was very drinkable, with notes of banana and some hop on the finish, overall a solid beer, but lacked anything that set it out from the crowd

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 On tap at the Blue Dog. Pours a lighter yellow with a small white head. Aroma of banana, belgian spices and some citrus. Flavor of banana and citrus. Typical belgian strong ale flavors and aroma. 7-3-7-4-15 Bottle, batch 003. Pours a hazy golden with small floaties and an average white bubbly head. Aroma of banana, pear, spices, yeast, citrus and a slight sourness. Flavors along the same lines. Very nice mouthfeel, fizzy yet smooth and full. Enjoyed this one a good bit more from the bottle than the draft I had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2005
batch 001 bottle Poured into a Tulip It was a little cold but a beautiful frothy white head atop a slightly hazey golden ale (chill haze ) that cleared as the brew warmed.Coriander type spiciness that later became more earthy and fruity as it warmed.The taste was very smooth sweet malt dryed by spicy hops with a earthy yeasty bite .It was very clean not a lot of intangibles a straightforward belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Clear yellow, light head, thin lacing. Nose of apricot and corriander, light spice and pepper. The flavor has a light citrusy body with some sweetness and good (albiet too clean) belgian qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Another strong golden Belgian-style ale, whose name is spun from the best known and original, Duvel. Beyond that, hopes are high, as I’ve not yet had a Russian River that failed to impress. Uncage, uncork, into the St. Bernardus goblet and away we go... Hazed, bright yellow coloring, shortish white head, though it lingers long enough...good, good... Lovely aroma. Yeast, light spices, lemon and other citrus fruits, orange, pear, ...very nice. Taste/texture: a blast of sour at the front, then smooth and slides down with ease. Peppery spice slide in and ride sidecar all the way through. Fruit and hot spice maintain dominance in the flavor, body is a light/ medium, finish is soft, but leaves a fuzzy, and bold texture on the palate. Abv is light for the style, but peeks through and squeaks a bit, but is no bludgeon. Very tasty, and I’m more impressed as I get further in, for it’s a subtle, sophisticated ale, not a head-banger, no wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am. But zesty, and rewarding, with a unique character. Wicked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Batch 3: Pour is slightly hazed golden yellow with almost no head but there is a white skin around the edge of my glass...looks lifeless...smell is hoppy with some sort of lemon mint something...taste is clove, banana, yeast, sweet...body is totally lifeless...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - AUG 12, 2005
bottled, lively carbonation w/ golden hue. sweet aroma of orange. light bodied, smooth and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Pours light golden with a lot of fast moving bubbles and a large white head that stays. Aroma is of hay, melon, pear, light citrus zest, sweet cream. Flavor is of butter, hay, citrus zest, mixed light fruit. Fluffy light body somewhat creamy palate. Not huge flavor just a very nicely crafted very drinkable belgain style ale.

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