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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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3,082 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,082
Reviews: 1,067
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 351
Gots: 639 | FT: 49
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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The beer comes in a hazy golden orange.

The aroma has banana with spice. Then onto lime, dried apricot, and sugary sweetness.

The flavor follows with orange peel, a refreshing quality, despite its sweetness. Then onto clove, sweet apricot and peach. A clean drying quality in the back.

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A - Pours this hazy lemon yellow color, tints of orange, soap white head, poured slowly so about a nickels worth of head. Very active yeast in this one.

S - Spice, banana, lemon peels, orange peels, citrus peels, fresh baked bread, molasses, sweet tarts.

T - You need to be quick with picking this one apart. One minute you taste it, the next it's gone. Upfront you get the sweetness, molasses, a spotting banana, ends with a great citrus peel taste, lemon, orange, very refreshing. Towards the end you get a very nice malt presence, and the alcohol abv is pretty evident in the left over taste.

M - Light bodied, the yeast and sugar content really get the carbonation going, at times it feels like a soda. Great pale ale features with dry finish.

O - This is extremely refreshing. I wish this came in a 6 or even a 12 pack. Sadly RR doesn't offer their beers this way. This one is really unique, the banana and citrus peel notes give it that classic Belgian taste. The dry finish from the pale ale style really gave this a refreshing finish that left me wanting more. Moreover, the star of this beer was the yeast; it flawlessly combined both of these great styles into one wonderful and unique beer. A must try for anyone that is a fan of the style.

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,082 ratings.