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RATINGS: 1451   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 brewmasterís 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.

Editorís Note: this entry is for all batches EXCEPT batches 23, 46 and 69 see separate entry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
connor0415 (65) - - NOV 8, 2015
Lots of bananna, fruity yeast esters, and a crisp bread/biscuit like character in the aroma. Bananna, clove, yeasty flavors and that same dry biscuit malty flavor. The finish is very dry that leaves a tad bit of lingering sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (744) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from Dry Creek General Store in Healdsburg, CA. Aroma is banana, fruity yeast esters, mild white wine. Creamy mouthfeel with sweet / spiced flavors. Great American take on a Golden Belgian Beauty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1994) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
7am in my room at ElCo because it wonít fit in my luggage. 375mL bottled 073015. Pours cloudy gilden with a white head. Aroma is honey, banana, Belgian yeast. Flavor is honey, banana, clove, pepper. Good balance. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1380) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Aroma is a wonderful set of floral senses with lemongrass, citrus, straw and a nice earthiness. Taste is nice sweet body with honey, pineapple and passionfruit. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains quite well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Killer aroma of banana clove phenolic slight wine and som sweet toffee. Flavor is rich jammy and clove. Really great example from this side of the pond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1866) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Draft. Beautiful clear golden. White head. Sticky lace. Fruity. Banana. Lemon. Peppery. Medium body. Yeast forward. Clean. Wheat. No booze. A bit too fruity/banana than Iím caring for, but nonetheless a very well-made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1097) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is soft peaches, a little yeast, smooth malt and a tad of citrus. Taste is surprisingly fruity and fresh, smooth mouthfeel even if itís quite carbonated. Low bitterness leaves you with a pleasant and quite long aftertaste from citrus and a faint tartness. Excellent take on the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2015
On tap, poured a lightly hazy golden hue w/ a medium white head. Big Belgian yeast and malty aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are apricot, straw, white wine, cloves, light banana, and crackers. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chadmasontx (28) - - SEP 18, 2015
Pours gold with almost nonexistent white head. Smells of bananas and spice. Taste is standard Belgian gold ale with spice and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nrbirge (6) - - SEP 2, 2015 does not count
Standard golden ale. Poured with too much sediment. overall a solid beer, but not worth the russian river craze

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