Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,949 | Reviews: 1,061 | Display Reviews Only:
2.05/5 rDev -50.2%
Opened the bottle. Cork popped off by itself moments later.
Taste was sour and gross. Everything else was fine!
Had to pour.
I have had many of these, first time with the small bottles. Usually, a great beer (A+), but this one clearly went bad.
09-18-2010 04:53:04 | More by jamescott
2.5/5 rDev -39.3%
A: Beautiful orange color, with very little visible carbonation. Cloudy with little fish pellets of yeast on the bottom.
S: Mild heavy honey.
T: Pretty sour in not a particularly pleasant way. Sour and slightly heavy. Underneath that there's a nice
M: Slightly astringent with basically no carbonation
O: Disappointing. But would be pretty good if the sourness didn't ruin it.
08-21-2014 23:40:11 | More by sfprint
2.68/5 rDev -35%
I'm trying real hard guys, I really am. This belgian style ale was had at the fun Russian River pub. This beer poured a cloudy pale gold, head was pure white and retained well, lacing was good. Banana notes dominated the aroma and taste profiles, the usual yeasty characteristics were also present. This Belgian strong golden checks in at 7% I'm glad I tried it, upset I didn't like it. I would like nothing more to report one day that I had found one I do like. Suzanne liked it though! I almost fell off my stool. I'll bet most if not all lovers of Belgians will like it, seems well made.
05-09-2004 03:54:25 | More by Mark
2.68/5 rDev -35%
Pale yellow colored beer with a quickly fading head that laces the glass.Aroma is spice.Taste is pretty gross mix of fruit,coriander and some other garbage spices.I would have been angry if I had spent two dollars on this but the fact that I spent 15.00 makes me feel like I was robbed.Total rubbish!!
11-26-2008 04:53:57 | More by matty
2.79/5 rDev -32.3%
Russian River is one of my favorite Breweries out there. It could be the fact that I love sours but this beer did nothing for me. I think it is stylistically correct. But a over rated beer just for the fact that it is Russian River must help it get better ratings. I am not saying it is a bad beer at all. i personally would not buy it if it was only $2.00.
Russian River puts out so many great beers, this seems to me like a session beer there trying to make and it just lacks a lot.
04-06-2013 18:57:54 | More by vinny21bal
2.85/5 rDev -30.8%
Drank on-tap at Toronado, San Francisco, CA
Served in a tulip
It was rather fitting that Damnation happened to be review #333 for me (half way to the Number of the Beast). Quite ironic.
Poured a crystal clear, pale straw yellow with a one-finger, bright white head that quickly faded to a lasting ring. Disappointing head retention (particularly for the style) and no lacing whatsoever.
The aroma was practically non-discernible initially and came out only slightly toward the drink's end. Slightly musty (from the yeast) with semi-sweet, honey-ish notes lingering in the background.
The taste seemed to be a very watered down interpretation of a Belgian strong pale ale. Crisp, citric and tart with some spicy, slight musty notes. Hoppy throughout (piney, dry, citrusy hops) with an especially hoppy finish that was super dry, bitter and rather tannic. The beer left my palate feeling like a piece of sandpaper.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a very fine and mild carbonation. Toward the drink's end, the liquid turned completely flat. Once again, off for the style.
The folks at Russian River definitely tried to put an American twist on a Belgian style ale and they did it very poorly. This beer lacked severely in almost all categories. Definitely one of the most disappointing brews I have tried in a while.
07-31-2008 20:35:33 | More by Damian
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.