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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2015
bottle to snifter that pour a golden yellow with minimal white head. the aroma of deep sweet malt and banana and mild pear. the flavor is a bit more intense with some earthy aromas blended with the banana and pear with slight alcohol burn on the back end. ever so smooth and delicious. another fantastic offering from Russian river.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle pour at home, picked this up last year at the Brewery. Golden pour, sweet aroma, and taste awesome blond however, this one is definitely better fresh, this is one of the first Russian River beers I can remember having

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Banana floral and spicy. All this in the wonderful aroma. Pretty carbonated. Flavor of nice golden Belgian ale favors. Phenols and spice, some light grass. Great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2020) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
What can I say about this that hasn't already been said? Another fantastic brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (42) - - JUL 19, 2015
This was a very tasty and enjoyable beer. Had a nice sweetness. Looked great in the glass. Strong head and lacing with a pleasant aroma. Belgian blonde that you could tell had fruitiness. Tastes bananas more than pears. Smooth drink. Would definitely revisit any time the opportunity arose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1005) - - JUL 19, 2015
375ml corked bottle. Belgian yeast aroma with notes of citrus, clove and wheat. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with poor retention and lacing. Starts with wheat and banana flavors with a pinch of citrus. Finishes smooth with Belgian yeast spiciness with clove, coriander and black pepper notes. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1361) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a slight cloudy yellow color with a banana aroma. Taste is floral with a fruit flavor. Minor spice in the beer, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (270) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle to tulips glass. Pours clouded yellow-gold huge effervescence, snow-white frothy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, banana, pineapple, pear, orange spice and papaya. Taste of same with light sweet malts and fruity and spicy yeast/hop finish. Finish is semi-dry with medium syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty darn good for a Belgian...which is usually not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Damn good beer. Drinks like a beer whose abv is around .5%. The spices on this one are top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1395) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Pale golden color with small white head. Yup, Duvel is an accurate deScription, just it?s way more complex: Bananas, spicy, slightly bitter, honey, vanilla, coriander. Full body, thick oily mouthfeel. An excellently brewed Belgian Mid-Strong Blonde!

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