Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 Draught, Russian River (May í07, so batch 21 or 22).
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is hazy glowing medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of pineapple, clove, lemon zest, pepper, and Juicy Fruit gum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A vast improvement over the older batches Iíd had (previously have only had batches around #7). Beautiful stuff.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer poured a cloudy yellow color w/ thin lasting head and medium lacing. The aroma had soury light fermented fruit, citrus, and flowers. The flavor had the same. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was legit. it was pretty hoppy and had some strong pine flavas. bitter at the end, but smoother to drink than i expected. i didnt get much of the fruit flavors that are mentioned in the description, but it was a decent brew.
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice easy to drink tripple. Spice and plum dominate with a nice bitter finish. A great local belgian beer.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2004. Sometimes, beer names just donít make sense. I know that Belgian Strongs are often refered to the devil and his environs, so in that sense, Damnation fits. But when I think of Damnation, I think of intensity. I think of those forbidden pleasures in life that lead to prickly pain in the hereafter. None of that comes from this beer. This should have some bite somewhere, or at least intensity. Instead, it was bland, although it had some interesting grainy flavors (barley?) and some subtle soft fruit flavors which were mostly covered by a muted yeasty bread. Good mouthfeel and appearance, but itís not evil enough in the places it counts.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Hollingshead in Orange, California. Light dark straw, bordering on orange with a large, frothy and lasting head of foam. An aroma of papaya mostly, with other hints of banana and pear, along with some funky yeast notes and hints of salty pizza dough. Big, doughy, fruity malt flavor with hints of tart passion fruits and grassy and earthy hops. A pretty tasty beer.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx MWSF! This is a well made Belgium Ale, not exceptional but well worth having. Classic in appearance, golden in color, moderately hazy with moderate white head. Aroma is very yeast and sweet (as some have noted like golden delicous apples and maybe some banannas). Flavor is pretty tart up front and sweeten as it crosses the palate.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @Toronado. Straw colored with the hint of an orange tint. Huge yeasty aroma with spices and banana. Spices show up in the flavor as well. Nice bitter aftertaste that lingers just long enough. Well Done!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange Blossum undertones, butterscotch, spices, alcohol. 1/2 inch lasting head, nice foggy gold coloration. Cinnamon, nutmeg, very nice, alcohol well covered. Very nice brew.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Cloudy gold/orange. Aroma is of yeast, spice coriander, and rich malts. Smooth creamy and spicy, some nice bittering hops, but the flavor isnít really anything that special. Not too bad.