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RATINGS: 1464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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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.

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3.8
Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pours a nice golden straw color with medium head and lasting lace. The aroma is classically Belgian with bread yeast, bannana and honeyed sweetness. The flavor is complex with strong sour and bitter finish. Very drinkable and quite good representation of a Belgian.

3.8
Dogbrick (13146) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing this bottle. Batch 003: Lightly hazy straw color with a medium thick off-white head that dissipates quickly. Small particles floating freely, and thin sheets of lacing. The aroma is potent fruit (banana and melon) and yeast. Medium-bodied and tart with fruit and peppery spices, along with some hops and malt. The finish is spicy and short with a lingering sweet aftertaste of banana and clove. Very drinkable, and the cacophany of flavors seem to be on the verge of chaos. However, the complexity is restrained enough to be rather enjoyable.

3.3
badgerben (5215) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Yellow color with a fizzy head. Sour wheat aroma with a balance of sweet honey. Dry malt and wheat taste and some sourness to the finish, along with a mix and match of fruit. Pretty good, but more of a gueuze than golden ale.

2.9
hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Cloudy pale yellow body. Belgian yeast like flavours. Banannas, and what I have come to find is corriander. Sweet fruity aroma and taste. A bit on the thin side. I’m just not feeling the belgian thing with this beer.

3.8
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear gold in color with a fluffy medium white head that quickly diminishes to thin. Initial aromas of grain, bananas, corriander and dare I say a little mustard in the background. Flavors are apple, pear and some spice. Pretty mild tasting. Carbonated and fairly thin mouthfeel. A touch of alcohol and bitterness in the finish. Overall not bad tasting but a little too carbonated.

3.2
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Dark cloudy phenolic brew. alcohol heat with a rich nose. Easy going palate very fruity and decent fuity phenol finish

4.2
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Beer pours a murky, light-diffusing medium gold color with a large, white, frothy, mostly diminishing head. It’s quite attractive. The aroma is complex, dry and earthy: Malty and heavy with delicate roasted-grain notes; lightly hoppy with the aroma of clean, dry straw and green apple; moderately weighty esters of banana and under-ripe pear and a moderately heavy note of coriander and pepper. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter with an average-length, lightly bittersweet finish. The palate is luxurious. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is watery, the carbonation is soft and there’s a touch of alcohol warmth at the end. Damn :)

4.1
DocLock (10731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one. It poured hazy dark straw with a medium white head. The aroma was bready malty, with honey, hopcit, sour pear and apple, fruit. The flavor was on the dry side, and very fruity, with a big mid-palate coriander/floral/spicy element. I got a lot of Bartlett pear and Granny Smith apple aroma and flavor from this one. Wonderful complexity.

3.6
Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Hazy golden ale with a thin white head. Intense orange peels in aroma with light pear notes. Crisp wheat malt in mouth, with coriander and orange notes, souring in mouth. Medium bodied. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005. On tap.

3.8
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Batch 6. Wow. There’s a lot going on here. I don’t like to go overboard w/ "burnt cherries with a hint of clover and sassafrass" comments, but this has a bunch of different flavors. Smokey, citrusy, nutty, oaky, spicy alcohol flavor. I usually don’t like this type of beer, but for the style, this is a VERY good beer.


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