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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 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 This is wonderful and absolutely one of the best Belgain strong ales Iíve ever had, if not the best. Itís a bright gold with a pretty big, dense white head that lasts very long and leaves decent lace. The aroma is rich, fruity, flowery, a definite Belgian-ale aroma but a bit more hoppy, flowery, citrusy, and complex. The taste is similar: it tastes like a Belgian strong ale such as Delirium, Tremens or Duvle, but has more complexity, more hoppy-citrusy-flowery character and a little more bitterness, with grain, hints of spice, nuts, pears, and honey, Itís wonderful.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip at Euclid Hall. A: Perfect bright golden and crisp straw color. Head is prominent stark white, touch under billowy, fades moderately fast but has fantastic lacing. S: Spice, wild yeast, biscuity malts, and a range of tropical fruit. Lemon and citrus notes prevail but touch of pineapple lends itself to the sweetness present in the aroma. Big spices dominate with floral notes wafting in and out. T: Bright and clean flavors immediately. The malts are very balanced to the hops. A touch of citrus- lemon and acidic fruit follow through to hints of spice. Super long finish that keeps you sipping. M: Medium to full bodied. Great carbonation and a clean coating of the palate. Doesnít weigh overly heavy and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. D: Fantastic Belgian Golden style ale made for the perfect summer day or the coldest of winter nights. This is the most perfect representation of a Golden from the U.S.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Strattoc (3) - - AUG 29, 2011 does not count
My favorite beer at Russian river, perfectly balanced with the Belgian yeast bursting through ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Poured from a 375ml bottle listed as batch 66 into a tulip glass. A: Hazy pale golden color with carbonation bubbles rising to meet a thick and creamy looking off-white 1.5 finger head. Very appealing looking. S: Strong fruity spicy aroma, very pleasant. Banana, strawberry and cloves on the nose. This is just a very pleasing beer. T: Wonderful fruity taste with a clean malt profile underlying with a clove finish. Same flavors from the nose hit the tongue with a perfect balance and a warming finish. M: Creamy with light carbonation despite the carbonation bubbles. Goes down very smooth, hard to not drink. O: Perfect score from me. This beer is not letting me down even in the slightest. If this is what Californians are treated with daily Iím jealous.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
czarnowski (4) - Morgan Hill, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012 does not count
Batch 72. Possibly my favorite beer. Balanced, flavorful, creamy mouthfeel.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nik925 (759) - USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2009 Perfect color and smell of banana yeast deliciousness. Perfect palate. Slap of clove spiciness completely hides its ABV yet still allow the mild bitterness to come out. To top it off, the malt is delicious and blends perfectly. Achieves perfection if enjoyed a bit warmer than normal. A highlight of Nor-Cal craft beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
astrivian (16) - Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Nicely carbonated with a nice golden color. Clean flavor to the beer, refreshing. This would be a great beer at the end of a summerís day.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
750 ml corked and caged from batch 007. Big props to Oakes for sending this my way. Gorgeous luminescent, completely transparent golden brew. Lasting fine-laced white head. Aroma is initially sweet and spicy, with a very soft yeast, candi sugar, light dustiness, apricots and some soft pear/apple notes. There is also some notable spicy hop aromas in here. Lots of aromas with perfect balance amongst all of them. Flavour is much maltier than is typical of most beers in this style. Loads of honeyish malt sweetness up front before some nice apricot and pear flavours add complexity. Soft and subtle yeasty spice flavour appear before some nice orange citrus peel makes an appearance. Despite all of the sweet descriptors, the beer finishes dry enough to make you crave another mouthfull immediately. Absolutely gorgeous brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Nice blonde. Yeasty and grassy. At first thought it was lemon but perhaps pear. Very smooth. Alan brought a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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