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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (478) - Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2014
bottle pour..great golden belgian color..nose is enticing with fruit essence..mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth warmth to it..overall quite rich and satisfying..good example of the style and pretty happy to see this on bottle list at 2SP Kennett for 5 bucks..enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 7, 2014
An amazing golden ale. Great yeasty aroma. Flavor is awesome - very gentle fruity sweetness with a light hoppy backbone. I could drink this all day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a clear golden color. Foamy lasting head with good lacing. Aroma is of yeast and malts with banana bread and light fruit notes. Moderate carbonation. Flavor is yeast and light fruit notes. Real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZombies1 (31) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Belgian strong pale ale 7.75 ABV APPEARANCE: Poured a hazy golden straw color. Huge billowy head, with lots of lacing coating the glass. AROMA: Very strong aromas of Belgian yeast. Grassy, bready and malty. Cloves and pepper in the mix, overripe bananas and pears rounded it out. TASTE: Fruit and malts up front reminiscent of warm banana bread with fresh ground pepper. Light spiciness and alcohol come through on the aftertaste. MOUTHFEEL: Very lively beer, medium plus body with high prickly carbonation. Great wet finish that quenches your thirst. OVERALL: I'm usually not much of a Belgian drinker but this is a solid outing from Russian River. Flavors are unique and enjoyable. This would be so good with some pungent cheese and cured meats. RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1216) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Definitely a Belgian. Very dry and clean. Has a bit of the Belgian yeasty was but different than most. Not very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Had on tap at Public House, Temecula. $8.25 for the full pint. Pours an effervescent straw gold with which a sudsy, off-white head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of cauliflower, coriander, spearmint, green grapes, cotton, and cedar bark. Tastes the same with the addition of mouthwash, pinecones, juniper berries, and American & Belgian yeasts. Another medicinally bittersweet beer. Medium bodied; could drink a lot of these without even realizing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (209) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Golden with some head. Nose is Belgian yeast, lemon, woody cedar, little wine grape note. Taste is Belgian yeast, lemon note, fruity note, earthy overall, woody note, dry on the finish. Excellent golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draught @ Monks: Mistake pour: ordered a Pliney the Elder and they mistakenly brought this. It was a good mistake. This one pours a fairly clear, golden color. There was some white head and some lacing. Good hop nose. Mainly pine and grapefruit. Some other lighter fruits and spices also. The taste is also good. It has a slightly lighter body than expected. A little bitter, somewhat dry finish. Malts, spices. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (366) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is a mild Belgian yeast with a hint of clove and slice. Flavor is similar with a bit more Belgian character. Tasty, but not my flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hollyw (19) - - FEB 15, 2014
Great taste and awesome taste in the mouth. And sweet towards the end. Golden color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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