Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.11/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Context: On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly with another beer appreciating friend on 4/5/13. First of the night before I hit up two consecutive pints of Pliny the Elder.
Aroma: Banana, pear, Belgian yeast. It's got that light fruit flavour that I associate with pears- not too sweet, not too overwhelming, but definitely unmistakably fruity. There's something else, I want to call it funk but I'm not quite sure- I wrote down "funk??" on my napkin and can't recall what that was about. Nevertheless, it's a very nice smelling brew with a definite nose presence (4)
Colour: Hazy yellow/gold body, 1cm white head that dissipates quickly leaving a white collar that persists and contributes to a beautiful looking lacing. Looks very nice. (4)
Flavour: Love it! This tastes of pear in the very beginning but as it warms up, I get bananas and more Belgian yeast flavour. Even a bit of sweetness to go along with it, could be from the pear. And as it gets closer to room temp, I taste this unnameable flavour that I smelled before. I want to call it funk but I'm not 100% sure that's what it is- its a bit more subtle. Still, a delicious combination that I really enjoyed. (4.25)
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, lots of carbonation, aftertaste is of bananas and spice. Really goes down smoothly and quenches the thirst I had coming into Monk's. Easy to drink, and if this is a good representation of the Belgian Strong Pale, I think I'll have to get into Belgian styles after I get bored with porters and stouts. (4)
Overall: Anyway, I enjoyed this offering quite a bit more than the Redemption, which I had later that night. It's a pretty sessionable Belgian pale ale that doesn't come across as too rich or strong, but remains incredibly tasty and thirst-quenching without filling you up too quickly. (4)
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2013 03:47:41 | More by Stevedore
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