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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Musty aroma that also includes bannana and mashed fruit. Cloudy yellow with a small head. Slightly acidic in the fore. Big grain (wheat) presence, yeast and some mashed bannana and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Thanks to DarkElf. Batch 003. Pours an active lush yellow with a clean white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruited. Spiced and a faint bananna along with a warm alcohol presence and a dry wine character. Flavor has a tangy fruityness to it. Bananna flavors and spices. Wheats and yeast, sweet and earthy. Its has a plesant dry finish and is a nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Cloudy golden with a thick white head. A lot of foam but who cares. Terrific aroma with citrus, orange, pear, vanilla, banana, caramel and apple. The taste starts off with vanilla and pear mainly. The finish is where the orange really comes through. Mouthfeel is really malty with a great fruitiness. Just a terrific beer in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2005
2005. Definitely worth aging as it is showing few complexities thus far. A lot of potential here with good crispness, balance, restrained Belgian qualities with some fruit and spice. Give it some time and sure good things will happen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 Pours cloudy gold/yellow, with a white head. Aromas are yeast, bananas, spice and fruit. Flavor starts sweet, and moves towards sour. Fruit, yeast, bananas, and some hops are all there. A nice one, a little different than some others of this style. Thanks to DarkElf for this bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2005
This was good. Huge foamy head on crisp yellow body. Nose was yeaty, some fruit. Taste was swet, bitter end, some yeast taste also. I am not sure og a strong belgian golden, but very nice.

   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 (1787) - 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 (2540) - 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 (4540) - 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.

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