Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.04/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Enjoyed out of a 375mL brown c&c bottle with a bottling date of 12/05/12. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack edition tulip glass.
Appearance - Pours a lemony straw yellow with a pillowy, marshmallow head of about two fingers. Body is murky from some of the sediment getting into the glass. Foam takes two minutes or more to dissipate and to leave clinging but light lacing to the glass and a foamy layer of film on top that thickens around the edges of the glass. So far, so good.
Smell - Initial notes of lemongrass, mild phenolic fruit characteristics and some sharp citrus. Yeasty elements are also present to round out the nose. A little mild for my taste, but complex and well-done.
Taste - Less mild than the smell but there is still a faintness, an ethereal nature to the overall character. Lemon and citrus, with faint spice and yeasty, bready notes, like graham cracker. As it warms, some elements of Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Mouthfeel - Medium-to-high carbonation with light body. Drying finish.
Overall, an excellent BSPA, one that approaches the majesty of Duvel, but the smell/taste aren't quite as intoxicating to my senses. Given Duvel's relative ease of access, and Damnation's relative difficulty (for me), I can't say I will likely try this one again soon, unfortunately.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2013 02:42:58 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
a: golden hue with an ample white/slightly off-white head. Small lacing that retains fairly well.
s: On the nose I get pear, apples, and honey.
t: prickly carbonation, slightly tart with lemon, pepper, coriander coming through; finish with floral, spicy hops lingering
m: high carbonation, medium-light body
o: nice beer. I don't drink a lot in this style, but it's one of the better versions I've had in recent memory. This inexplicably sat in my cellar for a year (bottled 4/22/2013), and I am pleasantly surprised at how it has held up. Will get again next time I am within their distributors' range.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 00:12:30 | More by snowmageddon
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.