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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 brewmasters 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.

Editors Note: this entry is for all batches EXCEPT batches 23, 46 and 69 see separate entry.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2205) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at RR. Poured yellow with white head. Aroma corn wheat malts. Light carb med bod. Taste banana hefe with a good dose of hops

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (5306) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like light dry fruits, some Belgian yeast, lemon, and biscuit malt. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like Belgian yeast, light herbs, biscuit malt, and some lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10613) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Pale yellow golden coloured pour with a lasting sticky white head. Aroma is clean pils grains, light Belgian yeast, lemon, light funk. Flavour is composed of semi Sweet, honey, heather, lemon, wheat. Complex and drinkable. Lingering lemon rind numbeness. Palate is light and delicate, frothy carbonation. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours light yellow. Big white and foamy top. Beautiful lacings. Belgian yeast comes out strong, creamy koogelmoogel. Taste is funky, sweet and bitter yeast also there. Sweet but not really strong, soft Belgian... Super flavourful but probably full pint would take some time to finish. From Russian River.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7034) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle thnx to Rob ! pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is grainy, bit sweet, bit bitter. rich yeastyness. Taste is bit bitter, sweet, fruity yeast ( overripe fruit, belgian style ) Grainy, nice body, touch high carbo, but it really suits the style. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (247) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottled 10.21.15. Yeast game strong, belgian esters, pear, light banana, tropical, mango, vanilla pudding (yeast), light black pepper. Faint honey, lemon, pound cake. Very low herbal hopiness. Reminiscent of a GI Sofie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Damnation. Banana, sessionable, great Belgian but not strong on taste. Finishes clean and light, reasonably dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4849) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2016
What do you do when you get a sudden urge for a blond beer? Check your fridge and crack out a Russian River Damnation of course! Thanks goes out to Maek for hooking me up with this 7.75% beauty.

Served in a teku glass it pours a clear gold with a dospy head of white foam that lingers the aroma features lovely crackery light malts, white pepper, pear and mild funk. Wonderful.

The mouthfeel is exceptionally soft on a light body, the finish is dry but its full of flavor. Banana, funk, wheat crackers, pepper just yummy. Yep this was just what I was jonesing for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle in LA. Pours hazy golden with foamy white head. No lacing. Some fruity belgian yeast esters in the aroma. High carbonation, medium body. No sweetness, finishes very dry with moderate bitterness and some hop aroma. Some warming alcohol on the finish. I would prefer it fruitier and less bitter (damn the style guidelines). Good BGS.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2655) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Clear golden color, white head. Light aroma has sweet raisin notes. Sweet body, hint of alcohol on the back, raisins and sweet fruits.


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