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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Another impressive RR beer. Duvel inspired with sweet heavy malts, full palate cover and good length. Good fizz. Bitter aniseed finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Clear, golden, medium head and great lace. Very lifted malty nose. Intense. Clean. Esters and grain. Classic Belgium strong ale. Honey. Off dry, not sour and medium low bitterness. Dense flavor, even texture and medium long palate. Honey malt and banana palate. Such a classic Belgium ale profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (983) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Golden with thin white head; aroma is if banana yeast and hints of hops; Flava is mild yeasty softly sweet; feels medium slight fizz;’finishes sweetish dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with light white fizzy head. Citrus, light fruits, yeast, and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (581) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Lemony yeasty earthy aroma. Flavor is lemongrass and Belgian yeast, with some slight sweetness. Light bubbly carbonation. A step above redemption, smooth and balanced, a good almost saison like beer without the funkiness of some saisons (this isn't a saison, but it has many saison qualities). Not as good as Russian River sours but a worthy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a mostly clear light gold with white head and good lacing. Aroma of banana, lemon, peach, spices, yeast. Taste is incredibly smooth with similar taste to nose. Lot of spices with belgian yeast. Citrus hops flavors and malty sweet backbone. Well balanced and medium bodied. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1434) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
This is a beauty! Pours clear golden with some head and minimal lacing. Nose is pear, cereal maybe some honey. Notes of honey, light grass, pear, some Cheerios some dough. Taste light sweet light bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation and a very dry finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNL (311) - - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from City beer SF. Hazy light Golden, very frothy stable White head. Nose has a lot of grapes. Taste is balanced, but on the grapey side, with notes of yeast in the finish. Medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
digitalviking (14) - - JUN 2, 2014
Nice hazy yellow color. Just the right amount of carbonation, with some alcohol in the finish. Taste and aroma were solid but taste was a bit blander than it could have been.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Awesome Belgian strong. Pours golden with food head and lacing. Floral yeast with light notes of coriander and subtle citrus. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at monks cafe.

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