Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by RenoZymurgist:
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head that sticks around until the end.
The aroma is full of lemon and dry citrus with a clean fruity ester and it almost reminds me of a bitter pear.
The flavor begins with the usual rush of carbonstion and then it goes full bore into flavor country. I am going to try and describe all that i taste but i know that there is a lot more tha i have trouble identifying amid all the flavors but here goes. It begins with a dry lemony citrus and a strange banana blend amid fruity esters. The hop bitterness is very hard to detect as the apparant spicing is too strong to pick out the hops without a lot of practice. It finishes with a nice lingering spicyness.
The mouthfeel is more viscous than most belgians and I think that RRBC used less kettle sugars than the average golden ale. The carbonic bite lends a refreshing character yet the viscosity lets one know that you are drinking an american belgian style ale.
Extremly drinkable as long as you haven't killed your pallate with a pliny the elder.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2006 05:53:04 | More by RenoZymurgist
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4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - 4.25 - golden amber color that's hazy with a white head on top that leaves nice lacing
S - 4.25 - banana, orange, pepper, mango, spices, breadiness in the background from the malts.
T - 4.25 - same as the nose, plus a hop bitterness that's nice. Banana, orange juice, papaya, wheat, toast, bread, pepper, spice. Almost a tart kind of a taste? There's something on the roof of the mouth that I can't quite pick out.
M - 4.25 - light medium mouth feel, alc covered, aftertaste is bread banana orange goodness.
O - 4.25 - not the best Belgian I've had but Damn good. Totally a keeper in my book + worth trying!
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 01:59:50 | More by ISmith87
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,593 ratings.