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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (233) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a clear straw with huge, persisting frothy head. Spicey nose with cloves and citrus aromas. Lost of cereals. Taste is slightly sweet in the beginning with a crisp dry finish. Banana and spicey flavors. Some floral hops. Wonderful golden ale! Perfectly balanced!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frydaddy (22) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2015
I'm not sure why folks don't like this one? But it's pretty much everywhere down here in San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Hazy straw yellow in color... Aroma of bananas, cloves, candi sugar, citrus.... Flavor is cloves, spices, light biscuity malts, yeast on palate... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
iguanodon (98) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2014
My first taste of the legendary Russian River. 375 ml bottle from C-mini mart in Dublin, CA. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is a little fruity, pear / apple. Taste is also pear / apple with a little peppery spice in the finish, faint booze. A solid belgian strong but not quite as awesome as I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
runaway (68) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Rating from notes. Batch 67 .375L pours ginger-ale golden-orange with an aroma of cloves and hay and a thin mottled head of medium bubbles. The taste is lightly bubble gum and cloves and hay. Smooth and crisp with a lightly sticky bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GriffDaddy (91) - - DEC 7, 2014
Cloudy, light golden pour with a light head. Kind of winey aroma, not at all unpleasant. Tastes like flowers and grape, a bit of familiar Belgian spice. Nice long, dry finish with a peculiar and interesting balance. Very, very good. Would I drink again? yes. Would I order again? yes please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6400) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
on tap chiara lieve cereale buona nota malto leggera spezia discreta secchezza non amara

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (815) - Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with bright white head. Nose is nice belgian spice. Taste is nice belgian with some sweetness. Nice dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (478) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Pours golden (as the style would suggest) with a fluffy, foamy white head that sits atop for quite some time. Aroma is earthy, with hints of hay in a barn. Taste is initially coriander, some lemon then sweet malts, almost Pilnser-ish, with a slightly warming and spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (352) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Flaska från BottleRock LA. Ljust gul med vitt skum. Endast doft av jäst. Syrlig med smak lite humle och jäst.

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