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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6380) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
On tap in the Encinitas Ale House on 7th May 2016. Golden amber pour, full white foaming blanket on top. Mild malty nose with a yeasty, spicy note or two. Taste is a combination of those malts, yeast and spices from the aroma combined with a citrus twist and woody flavours, very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biroholik (897) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Golden Ale 7,75% alk. 16,5 BLG
Jasny, słomkowy kolor. Super-klarowny. W aromacie i smaku belgijskie drożdże, przyprawowe fenole, banany, lekkie cytrusy. SUPER MOCNY goździk! Na drugim planie silna zbożowość przełamna nutami cytryny i limonki. Średnie ciało, owocowy/bananowy bukiet, wytrawny przyprawowy finisz. Ciekawy trunek zainspirowany piwem Duvel i innymi słynnymi Belgian Strong Ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Clear gold color, a bit shy. Decent white foam. Nose: Belgian yeast, pears, rich spicy aroma. Mouth: mirrors the nose, exciting Belgian character, reinterpreted I think. Dry/bitter finish. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - APR 19, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: Golden, clear, off white small head, slowly disappears A: grains, woody T: lightly bitter MF: soft carbonation OA: Very good beer for the style, ok to repeat, look for Drank: April 14, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1417) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de Marc-André, cet hommage aux bières belges ne saurait être plus juste. Un liquide blond à l’allure riche et granuleuse fourbu d’une tête blanche comme neige et bien mousseuse. Un nez de levures belges à tromper un belge lui-même sur l’origine de cette bière! Quelques houblons floraux, un malt léger et un sucre résiduel important. Un corps ample vecteur de saveurs européennes. Une Belgian Ale américaine des mieux réussies!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle in line at the MBC Dinner release. Solid Belgian golden ale, with flavors of light malt, floral hops, and yeast spiciness. Really refreshing, although it didn’t quite blow my mind like some other RR beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (1260) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours golden orange with fluffy white head. Nose is funk, banana, yeast, Ester, bread. Biscuit sweet malt with spice, pepper banana finish. Lots of flavour and excellent Belgian brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: En standard belgisk öl med tydliga toner av banan och örter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rentonj7 (217) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Hazy golden amber with nice puffy white head. Lemon, lots of yeast esthers, pepper on nose. Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation, dry finish. Spice notes, belgian yeast, light biscuit malt, honey, floral and herbal. Kind of funky up front.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (425) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Citrus, spice, herbal and hop aroma. Pours hazy gold with plenty of carbonation and a large soft white head with excellent retention. Yeast esters, molasses, hard candy, spice, hops, brown sugar, Orange, woody and malty flavors that leave a nice after burn and a smooth silky feel.

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