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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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2,594 Ratings
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Ratings: 2594
Reviews: 1048
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%


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

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Caged and corked 750ml bottle (batch 41) received from Liquid Solutions. Love the pitchfork on the label and the playful name! Gave this one a slow pour leaving lots of sediment on the bottom of the bottle as the label suggests. Watery Urine-yellow color with a massive creamy white head full of extremely small dense bubbles. Loads of lacing and a slightly oily sheen across the surface of the liquid. Nice!

Smell: Well this one smells as great as lots of belgians. Loads of pear, banana, apples, and a tinge of orange citrus. Even yeast! Yes! I'm seriously hoping for a great taste now that I can smell the pleasant yeast addition to the nose.

Taste: Very soft and well done stong pale ale. A minimal but noticeable yeast contribution helps. This one has a bit more funk than most American attempts but it still doesn't meet some of the better Belgians in terms of yeasty complex goodness. Close though and still quite enjoyable. I like how there is an initial flavor of yeast and then the fruit / bubblegum flavor rushes after and hits your palette like a tasty sledgehammer!

Mouthfeel: Very nice due to the appropriate amount of carbonation and especially due to the tightness of the bubbles. Not extremely creamy but impressively soft which is nice considering the yeast could use a bit more wild complexity.

Drinkability: Not too wild or too potent. No alcohol presence and no nasty aftertaste. All day drinker baby!

This is probably one of the best American attempts at a strong belgian pale ale that I've sampled thus far. Kudos to Russian River.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 22:44:48 | More by koopa
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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,594 ratings.