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RATINGS: 1471   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrMunich (15) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pour from 375ml, bottled 5/29/2013. Pours an appealing straw color with a slight hazyness and a foamy white head that quickly subsides. Most pronounced aromas are a Belgian yeasty-quality and a moderate amount of banana. Medium sweetness and a hint of sour/bitter on the finish.


3.5
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2017
375 mL bottle dated 011514. The pour is a darker golden yellow with a thick pillowy white head that falls down slowly to a thick ring and a nice film. The aroma is pretty good. There is a lot of bright florals and a good bit of Belgian malt. There is a hint of clove, but it’s not overbearing. A sweeter fruit comes in late and helps balance. The flavor is much of the same. There is a bit more clove here that I’m not crazy about. There is more alcohol than the nose would lead on and a decent sweetness. The mouth feel is softly medium bodied with a fluffy carbonation and a lingeringly alcohol heavy clove and Belgian yeast. This is pretty interesting. 7 4 6 4 14

3.5
ebone1988 (2122) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottled 01.15.14. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is floral, fruity, potpourri, yeast. Appearance is golden, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is floral, clove, slight booze, old, fruit, potpourri, past its prime. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, old yeast and floral aftertaste. Overall, I'm sure this is fine fresh, but its a little old now.

4.1
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jun 2006 This 750ml caged and corked bottle(Batch 008) poured a hazy medium gold with plenty of foam and lots of nice lacing. The smell is really fruity with lots of yeasty notes as well...I could sniff this one for a long time. ;^) The taste is wonderful! Lots of sweet malt offset by a yummy yeasty taste and fruity by way of plum and banana and a good clove presence and this sample from Batch 008 just impresses the heck out of me. I mean, if you poured this son of a gun in a glass without my seeing the bottle you poured it from, I'd swear it came directly from Belgium! Bottom line: This is my 2nd review of a RR Damnation(first was from batch 007) and this one is even *more* impressive. It's an amazing beer from an amazing brewery!!

3.6
nickel (1236) - UKRAINE - SEP 11, 2017
Aroma: malt, fruits, candies Taste: malty bitterness on the background, notes of citrus, banana and wood. More fruity and bitter then typical belgian strong ale. Good brew

3.8
aimster92 (16) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Thick, THICK foam! After that it was not quite as epic. Surprisingly sweet!

3.6
llkc (2733) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft svag appelsin lidt krydret lidt smag krydret kant frisk citrus lime appelsin mandarin appelsin

3.4
lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2017
Pours slightly hazy copper blonde with an inch of foam that reduces to a fine lace. Peaches, sour apples and bread dough in the aromas. Big bold malty attack, sweetness, very low bitterness, with a typical belgian touch. Finishes a bit sticky. Missing some dryness on the palate to be great!

3.6
MarcoDL (5380) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of soft yeast, malt and yellow fruit. Taste of yeast ester, yellow fruit, peach juice and malt. Belgian style, but these americand are better at it.

3.3
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Clear golden ale with a lasting white foam. Belgian spice is peppers and coriander that lasts long into the finish.

3.4
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxml
Aroma 7.4/10
Strong phenolic nose, hint of cardboard, fruit and drying alcohol. Complex but not great. Just solid
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: fine haze on -gold.
Palate medium bodied, average-lighter carbonation, longer finish 3/5
Taste complex, alcohol with fruit and phenols. 14/20


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