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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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3,171 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,171
Reviews: 1,070
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 351
Gots: 663 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: two finger white head with some retention on a hazy golden with crimson hues body. Excellent lacing

S: pineapple and orange peel citrus, honey, light musty Belgian yeast and clove.

T: very nice yeasty character throughout with lemon, banana and orange citrus up front moving to clove, black pepper, additional apices and nice bittering hops in the mid and finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonmation. moister finish than a typical Belgian which I actually like.

Overall: The smell is really about a 4.25 so I rounded up. I love just how "Belgian" this one is. I always have high expectations from Russian River and they are always met. This is usually a bad thing to have but I am not disappointed with this one.

kylehay2004, Aug 01, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Monks Cafe in Philly on 7/13/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pour: Mostly clear straw with two fingers of white fluffy head that hangs around very well.

Smell: Bananas, Belgian yeast, clove

Taste: Follows the nose with Belgian yeast being predominant. Banana and clove spice. Some green apple mixed in.

Mouthfeel: Heavier than the color suggests. Has a doughy texture to it.

Overall: Great for the style, but the style isn't suited for my tastes.

cfrances33, Jul 26, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

This beer pours out a hazy golden color with a fairly modest head (I did a slow pour due to the bottle fermentation, and could have easily been aggressive). The aroma is spicy with pepper, along with a large amount of fruity flavors. The taste is very good, it's a well composed Belgian ale. It's got the whole bananas, pepper, and yeast thing you'll expect, paired with crisp apple and pear, along with some raisins. The mouthfeel is lighter and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is fine. Overall, it's a good Belgian Strong ale. The style still doesn't thrill me, but this is about as fine an example as I'm liable to taste.

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

12.68oz bottle into tulip.

A - Pours clear golden with a titanic white head. Good retention.

S - Sweet apple, banana, Belgian yeast, floral hops, hints of spice.

T - Complex blend of citrus, sweet bready malt, and spices. Lots of fruitiness up front, namely apple and banana. Earthy hops and a mild tartness on the backend. Has a nice lingering spicy breadiness after each sip.

M - Extra smooth, light-medium body. Semi dry finish, high carbonation.

O - I love this beer. This is one of my favorite styles and Damnation is a near perfect example. Great flavor and balance.

mooseo, Jul 21, 2012
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,171 ratings.