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RATINGS: 1429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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.

Brigadier's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 750 ml bottle
Santa sent this last year and I just found it in the back of the cellar. Itís been a while since I tried anything from Russian River. This reminds me why they are such a top notch brewery. I canít wait to try more of their releases in the future once the cellar thins a bit.

Aroma / Appearance - The golden carbonated base sparkles with life. A wispy ivory head rests for a brief second before fading to nothingness. The mix of hops and malt is backed by a dryness that indicates maybe this was a bit past its prime. It still held a nice lemony zest however.

Flavor / Palate - Pears, chocolate, and semi-sweet aspects tickle the tongue. A blend of oranges and lemons combine on the back of the throat. This is a great beer that I would love to keep in the fridge all the time if it were a local.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (705) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle to teku. Hazy golden yellow. Quite sweet with lots of belgian yeast characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (515) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle to a tulip. Thanksgiving 2015. Pours hazy yellow gold with foamy white head and lacing. Notes of toasted malt, fruity esters, Belgian yeast... A beautifully balanced beer which paired perfectly with our Thanksgiving feast... Yum!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3190) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste are big on the Belgian esters, clean and nice with the booze well hidden. Dry finish, good carbonation, booze well hidden, solid interpretation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (326) - - NOV 24, 2015
Tap poured clear yellow with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aromas of banana, Belgian yeast, cloves, and bread. Flavor is mild sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a one-finger head of foam that lingers throughout. Banana cream pie nose with some light pear and green apple aromas with some light grass. Malt-forward on the palate with some nice Belgian yeast action morphing throughout. Easy drinking and hides the ABV very well. Siky, creamy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Jon. Leafy, pineapple juice, some vegetables, tomato sauce! Creamy. Taste is good, light, yeasty, creamy again, little sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (385) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Poured into a wine glass showing neon yellow with a finger of clean white foam and moderate filtration. The nose shows a rich creaminess. The palate is moderately carbonated and full bodied. A light residual sugar sweetness throws throughout matching with the creamy aroma. Belgian yeast notes throughout. Perfect sweetness and can see how this works really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Frothy white head that just stays there. Big bananas and cream big funky yeastiness with fairly big fruitiness. Medium full body low carbonation with pears, bananas and cream. Smooth body. Very malty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
connor0415 (65) - - NOV 8, 2015
Lots of bananna, fruity yeast esters, and a crisp bread/biscuit like character in the aroma. Bananna, clove, yeasty flavors and that same dry biscuit malty flavor. The finish is very dry that leaves a tad bit of lingering sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from Dry Creek General Store in Healdsburg, CA. Aroma is banana, fruity yeast esters, mild white wine. Creamy mouthfeel with sweet / spiced flavors. Great American take on a Golden Belgian Beauty.

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