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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
Aroma is yeast and wheat, pours a hazy golden/yellow, small white head. Flavour of citrus, malt and some yeast too. Light bodied, balanced. Pretty nice example. Thanks argo0!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Poured a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Moderate yeasty aroma, light banana esters and mild lemon. Mild bitter finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
(750ml bottle) Sampled at the RBSG 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Straw-coloured, clear body with a thin white head. Mildly carbonated with a nose of white ash, wheat, citrus, banana and spice. Very calcium and fruity flavoured with a great peppery finish. Damn nice beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Tap (RFD in DC) - Sparkling gold, thick white creamy head. Nice complex nose on this one with citrus, grass, spice candi sugar, pepper, and fresh bread, with underlying herbal tones sprinkled throughout. Flavor up front was spiced citric hops, light sweet grassy notes in the middle, and lighter notes of alcohol rounding it out. Balance was very nice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry, light spicy finish. Really nice offering from RR...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Draft. Light and crisply golden in the glass. Resilient head. Wonderful hop aromas of banana, cantaloupe, coriander, clove, and black pepper. To the flavors add caramel and sweet malts and you get the picture. Full mouthfeel on the palate, but too open on the finish. All in all, I’m a very big fan of this big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2447) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2005
What head! Snow white, creamy appearence in a medium sized head, fair retention and lots of coating lace. Clear, pale straw color on the initial pour, macro.esque. Grabbed that bottle and gave it a good swirl! That clear straw color now has a hazy white glow, ahhhhh, much better! Lovely spicey nose, bananna and a touch of citrus, lightly phenolic. Body is medium light with a spritzy carbonation. Medium sweet malts, wheat and lightly toasted grains, light bananna flavors with melon notes and a light mustiness, peppery and yeasty. Finish is medium dry. Punishment? I think not. Thanks to herbjones for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2005
An enjoyable beer. Pours a nice cloudy yellow, with a much smaller head than I expected. Aroma is faintly fruity, with slight pear overtones. Flavor is much more mild than I was anticipating. The entire profile of the beer is understated, including the fruit aspects. Very balanced finish, with a bit of hop to it. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Pour is a cloudy, pale apricot color with a small, fading eggshell head. Aroma is fruity with yeast and spice and a hint of bubblegum. Complex flavor includes: Pear, green apple, light banana and bubble gum. Finish is peppery, dry and spicy. Spritzy palate. Are you sure it’s only 7% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Cloudy golden color with a light white head. The flavor starts sweet and ends bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Very pretty, lightly hazy gold, truly a gold color, good head. Aroma is almost pungently earthy, with a bit of a floral note as well. Complex flavors abound, with earth, honey, light citrus tending towards lemon, spice, cloves, oak, vanilla, honey, and a touch of flowers and perfume. Amazingly complex, wonderful stuff.

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