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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,079 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,079
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-19-2003)
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3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Similar to a lot of RR stuff - the looks are very simple. Pours a light yellow with the faintest greet coloring. Two fingers of great white head, faint lacing. Good carbonation coming up.

S - Smell is crisp and fresh like a nice lager. Faint citrus fruit, great yeast and breadyness. Nice grassiness to it as well.

T - To be honest, I am a little underwhelmed by this one. My expectations may have been set a little high. Fruity, mainly banana really. Very smooth and has a somewhat dry finish. Has a warming quality from the alcohol. Some earthy/grassy notes to it as well, no real hops to speak of.

M - Smooth and slightly buttery. Warming. Very drinkable. Good carbonation across palate.

O - Good, not great. Feel like its a little uninspired. Was very excited and a tad let down. RR is great, however - they really have set their own bar high.

da_beers, Jun 29, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle from San Jose CA for $6 - new house day!

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden/amber with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a very high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, banana, apples

Taste & Mouth - There is high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some lemon and banana/apples. There is also some buttery notes and a bit of a herbal spiciness. It ends with a ripe fruit lightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - I think this bottle if from 2011 and perhaps it is a bit past its prime. Still a nice tasting beer, but I will have to track down a fresh one. It doesn't taste as refreshing/vibrant as I was expecting.

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,079 ratings.