Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by chodinheaven:
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Cloudy pale yellow in color with hints of orange. The white head is pretty big and fluffy even on a very light pour, dissapating at a medium pace and leaving some lacing. The aroma is pleasant, with lemon citrus dominating. Also a bit of rindy zest to it, but not a whole lot. Good bit of clove and Belgian yeast in the nose as well. Not quite as aromatic or spicy as I was expecting, but its definitely pleasant.
The taste is nice and complex, with a lively carbonation that is both cleansing and exciting. The flavors are an interesting mixture of classic pale ale malts and decent hop profile with the Belgian flair of fruity, spicy and yeasty notes. The lemony quality is subtle, but adds a tartness to the more earthy flavors of the hops. A note of banana mellows this tartness out shortly after, but the puckering mouthfeel brings it back. The malt is of lightly toasted biscuit, but short lived as the spicy clove and hop flavors take over. Just the slightest touch of alcohol in the finish, just a reminder that its their in a classy way. The mouthfeel makes this beer with that lively carbonation and bone-dry finish. It lingers into the aftertaste and begs for another sip.
Good balance in this beer, showing off really nice fruity and spicy Belgian flavors in a style that isn't overly hoppy. Definitely a nice earthiness to it that I don't find in a lot of Belgian style beers. Very enjoyable, definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2012 04:00:57 | More by chodinheaven
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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 2,862 ratings.