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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,873 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,873
Reviews: 1,058
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 330
Gots: 579 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-19-2003)
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dlmccabe1

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm impressed with how dry this is for a Belgian golden ale. The balance between the belgian fruit and clove aromas and then the dryness and bitter flavors is an interesting and unusual contradiction. This beer finishes almost like a German pilsner (although with more body and not such a clean feel), but with additional spice and fruit and more body. I like it.

The nuances here are subtle but very intriguing. If you're used to a slightly richer, rounder or sweeter Belgian golden ale, this will prove to be substantially different. Really quite good.

This particular bottle didn't have much head or any lasting lacing, which is why I dropped the appearance score slightly.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 02:24:48 | More by dlmccabe1
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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,873 ratings.