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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1110) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow golden pour with a big white head. Grape, yeast, hop. Medium to full body. Sweet and dry. Very flavorable and complex until finish. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2947) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Russian River. 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (213) - - OCT 13, 2014
Sept. 8, 2014. Bottle from SF purchased two years ago. Golden yellow colour with big white head. Strong white wine aroma, smelled it across the way while it was being poured. Sweet grape and peach flavours. Extremely smooth mouthfeel, quite lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of yeast, banana and wheat. Tastes of yeast, floral and wheat. No aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"this one’s a strong golden ale, not a dubble. it’s more assertive than other RR belgians, and has a fuller feel. Spicy, yeasty, a little fruit, and warming. Not bad, but pales in comparison to RR’s special brews."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
BadWhiteShark (5) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Aroma: alcohol, sweet Appearance: golden, hazy, Taste: medium sweetness Palate: full, thick, fizzy, astringent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjunknyc (21) - - SEP 28, 2014
A very nice expression of the style, hops and Belgian yeast balance nicely, but not overly interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Monk’s (Phila, PA). Pours hazy yellow/gold with tall head. Aroma is floral and fruity...didn’t make out pear but banana was there. Taste is tart, dry and smooth. Belgian spiciness with some mellow malt and fresh, pine-y hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (593) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a pale white head. Aroma of yeast, currant, raisin. Flavor is Sweet honey, malt, raisin, orange peel. Heavy sweet belgian, gooey honey resinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (369) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Cloudy, yellow gold, light tan head. Deep, raisiny mustiness. Good amount of sweetness. Light sweetness, some back of the mouth sourness. Medium body, some oiliness. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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