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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A very good Belgian string ale. Very fruity but sour. Smells like bananas and has a white head. Gad out if a bottle at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Draught at Zeitgeist. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, grass, ripe fruits and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, hops and grass. Excellent belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (267) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
Refreshing eastery aroma. The taste is saison like. Dry finish with some bitterness...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zeboone (1) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
Delicious. Clearly inspired by the better Belgians. Always a solid bet - would compare with Ommegang when in the mood for an American Belgian-style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2618) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Lysegul pilsnergul klar øl med et flot skumhoved. Duft af belgisk trippel med en smule alkohol, men også meget frisk. Meget drikbar og meget lækker i sit udtryk. Helt klart en jeg gerne ville have haft en pint af, en der var bare så mange gode øl disse to dage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (316) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
5/2014 bottle. Haven’t had one in a while -- these used to be pretty regularly available down here but no mas. Shame too cuz it’s a damn fine beer. Beautiful in the glass with lively, delicate carb. Banana and pear on the nose as promised, Belgian-style malts too. Taste is slightly sweet, mouthfeel is very smooth / rich / full. Not my favorite style but an excellent American example.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berard (309) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky light yellow with thin white head that lingers. The wheat aroma is a turn off for me but the taste is smooth and balanced. It's a style I typically avoid but this one is solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2230) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Wow! Soft fruity aroma, bananas and pears, cloudy golden with small finely beaded head. Tingles on the tongue, carbonation and alcohol warmth. Light overall, but taste is complex. Slight tart citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a hazy gold(makes sense being bottle refermented) with an average white head that slowly shrinks. Aroma is fruity esters, pears, apples, spicy phenols, and soft/perfumy alcohol. Flavour is fruity, pears, apples, spicy phenols, and moderate soft alcohol. Pretty tasty and goes down pretty easy though just short of a Belgian golden strong but is well rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1273) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a large dense frothy white head. Aroma of banana and pear with light spicy phenols. Taste is light cloves, sweet malts, earthy hops with a nice smooth spicy and hoppy finish. Excellent bpa with a great smooth finish.

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