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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (484) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Damnation. Banana, sessionable, great Belgian but not strong on taste. Finishes clean and light, reasonably dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2016
What do you do when you get a sudden urge for a blond beer? Check your fridge and crack out a Russian River Damnation of course! Thanks goes out to Maek for hooking me up with this 7.75% beauty.

Served in a teku glass it pours a clear gold with a dospy head of white foam that lingers the aroma features lovely crackery light malts, white pepper, pear and mild funk. Wonderful.

The mouthfeel is exceptionally soft on a light body, the finish is dry but it’s full of flavor. Banana, funk, wheat crackers, pepper just yummy. Yep this was just what I was jonesing for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle in LA. Pours hazy golden with foamy white head. No lacing. Some fruity belgian yeast esters in the aroma. High carbonation, medium body. No sweetness, finishes very dry with moderate bitterness and some hop aroma. Some warming alcohol on the finish. I would prefer it fruitier and less bitter (damn the style guidelines). Good BGS.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2316) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Clear golden color, white head. Light aroma has sweet raisin notes. Sweet body, hint of alcohol on the back, raisins and sweet fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (178) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Damnation is a very good Belgian ale that leans a little on the stronger side. It’s a beer that lends itself more to a slow sip than a big chug or gulp, but its still smooth enough to not bite back after swallowing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Slightly cloudy golden colour, white foamy head. Belgian yeasty, banana and spices, creamy malts, dry finish: firm Belgian blonde-ish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle to goblet. Look: thick golden color, lasting white head. Bubbles are small and numerous. Nose is fruity, yeast, orange, pineapple. Taste has some Belgian Wang, as expected, but not too much. Taste is refreshing, bread, orange, pineapple. Smooth finish. Beer is very bubbly all the way through. This is not my style of beer, but this is a very well crafted brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle to teku. Hazy golden yellow. Quite sweet with lots of belgian yeast characteristics.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (674) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle to a tulip. Thanksgiving 2015. Pours hazy yellow gold with foamy white head and lacing. Notes of toasted malt, fruity esters, Belgian yeast... A beautifully balanced beer which paired perfectly with our Thanksgiving feast... Yum!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3784) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste are big on the Belgian esters, clean and nice with the booze well hidden. Dry finish, good carbonation, booze well hidden, solid interpretation.


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