Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Soonami:
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Updated on 12/28/09:
A- straw yellow with a hint of cloudiness. A little foam that quickly subsided
S- hay, grape and oak
T- Sweet, with acidic fruit and yeast that lends a musty chalky dryness
M- Crisp like a white wine with lively carbonation
D- very nicely balanced with interesting flavors
I had this in a 12 oz tulip at South Philly Taproom today at brunch. I think that I got the first pull from the keg. The beer was a beautiful golden color with a creamy head. The beer smelled fruity with a touch of grainy malt. The taste was fresh with mouth-watering fruit, a little citrus and banana, and alcoholic spice. The light carbonation and medium body was good on the palette. The >7% abv was only represented in the mild spiciness and made this beer easily sessionable, if your wallet abided.
I'm not a often a fancier of Belgian-style beers, so I might not have developed the palette yet to completely dissect a beer like this. That said, I enjoyed it, but would not order again
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2009 21:52:42 | More by Soonami
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4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 12/18/13
A- Pours a hazy deep gold with a high white head that sticks around.
S- Lots of Belgian esters. Reminds me of many hefe-weizens more than most of the belgian goldens I've had. Slight pear, slight spice of clove, slight banana.
T- Similar to aroma with the slight fruits of unripe pear and banana as well as spices of clove. There is also a noticeable presence of hops. Some bitter lemon in here also. Finishes with some light bready malt.
M- Medium, pretty creamy from the level of carbonation.
O- This is billed as Russian River's version of a Duvel on their website but it reminds me more of a higher gravity hefe-weizen, similar to Bell's Wheat Love that I had a few months ago. A nice milder Belgian yeast character in this beer that makes it a pretty easy drinker.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 03:29:12 | More by PaulyB83
4.11/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12.68 oz for around $9. pours a hazy golden yellow. spicy grain on the aroma, lime earthy. really nice feel, coats the mouth, wet, grainy. big spice notes, citrus, cracker, lemon peel, big bitter finish, white grape as it warms. very nicely done beer but pricey and not available in NJ
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 00:06:46 | More by dank203
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,516 ratings.