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RATINGS: 1394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours cloudy yellow-gold w/ generous white foam. Biscuity, yeasty aroma of banana & pear w/ notes of vanilla, fresh pepper, & floral hops. Soft, creamy, effervescent feel. Flavour is sweet, fruity & lightly acidic w/ a nice supporting spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
hazy yellow, white head. aroma of biscuity malt, sweet corn, flowers, pear, mixed fruit and earth. flavour follows and is sweet and malty up front, spicy and mildly bitter in the finish. this beer is all about the nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2005
This is one of Russian River’s most popular ’tion’ beers. I detected a lot of fruit and spice in both aroma and taste. It is really well balanced, but does have a slight bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’un fût) au Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2005 (Cooperstown, NY). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de foin. Apparence: Couleur blonde légèrement voilée. Mince col mousseux. Faible densité des bulles. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Arrière goût d’orange. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #232)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2005
hazy gold, thick spongy white head. Yeasty, wheaty banana aroam. Noticeable banana flavors up front, with slight flavors of pear and cinnamon. Enjoyable through and through, and nicely filling. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Beautiful clear golden with a fluffy, white head. Aroma of banana and a hint of apple. Flavor has prominent notes of banana, lemon/citrus up from then gives way to yeast, clove, spices, honey and some hop bitterness. Slight touch of alcohol in the finish. Medium body with very lively, spritzy carbonation. Nice lacing , great head retention. I really enjoyed this beer, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Original Rating (9-2-7-3-15=3.6): Lightly spicy floral aroma with candy-like malt sweetness and cake-dough like yeast in the very promising aroma. Hazy yellow-gold with a light ring of large-bubbled white head. Peppery, lavender, floral characterwith candy-like sweetness. Pepper re-appears in the finish. Medium body with fair carbonation. Doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the aroma. Bottle sampled at RBSG’05.
Rerate (7-3-8-5-15=3.8): Grassy, herbal, spicy hops with some doughy yeast and strong sugared, candied fruits in the aroma. Clear golden body with a decent white head that recedes to cover. Pineapple and grapefruit flavours. Fair bitterness. Lively carbonation to the medium body. Slightly pointy but engaging on the tongue. Bottle sampled at DenverLogan’s pre-GABF party 2005.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Tap @ monks cafe.Philla. Golden clear yellow with small white lace. String of bubbles from bottom of glass are perfectly spaced, like 1 cm apart. Not really important but mesmerizing at the time. Aroma is sweet and alcohol dominating with some faint caramel also. Flavor is alot of alc, slightly sweet with belgian yeast flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pale gold and hazy short white head. Nose of cider, pine gum and yeast. Nose totally carries the character of the beer. Apple and sour jolly ranchers. A little dirty. Modest tart fruit sweetness. Finish is quite clean and although higher in ABV still refreshing and spicey. M’eh!?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Not bad Belgian Strong Ale, but it doesn’t beat the monks. When in need for a strong brew with limited selection, it’s a good fit.


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