1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

3,346 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3,346
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 368
Gots: 771 | FT: 52
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:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-19-2003

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 3,346 | Reviews: 1,088
Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of kylefurlong
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ejfreed
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of dunix
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of reviticus
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Swonkie
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ambruns1979
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Bob402
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Blixa
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Ravenacht
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of DarthTremens
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Etan
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 77, into a tulip.

A: Pours a darkish orange with a huge spongy white head.

S: Soft grain, vanilla bean, some sweet floral esters.

T: Moderate BPA esters - floral, white cake, cloves, some peppery spiciness. Palpable candi sugar sweetness on the end.

M: Light-bodied with frothy carbonation.

O: This is pretty good - not up there with beers like La Chouffe, but good.

Photo of Patricia2
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 07AUG12

Pours a hazy golden apricot with a solid quilt of fine light cream foam. Smells of belgian yeast, grain, bread, hints of tangerine, some clay and a bit of sweetness. Flavor has a clean belgian golden flavor with plenty grain, fruity grapy esters, some banana, a bit of funk and some peach. Body is heavier than I'd prefer with a decent sharp and yet soft carb with an overall creamy feel. Nice beer.

Photo of Trio2shine
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of jlkaufm
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a snifter. Batch 77

A- Hazy Golden with a 2 finger white head and tiny bubbles. The beer left very nice lacing on the way down.

S- Lemony with a belgian yeast aroma. Somewhat fruity and spicey

T- Again with the lemon, citrusy flavor. A touch of earthy hops and spice on the finish.

M- This beer is crisp and smooth with a dry finish. It has a little bit that fades as the beer warms. Medium bodied.

O- This is a solid beer, I would definitely recommend it. Its very drinkable and the the ABV is well hidden which could be dangerous on a summer day. Enjoy this beer if you can find it. Cheers.

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jrenihan
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 78

Beer is a clear golden colour with a large white head. Good retention, decent lace.

Smell is quite reminiscent of Duvel. Banana, apple, other fruit, spice and yeast.

Taste is very nice. Yeast is upfront, along with light fruit flavours (apple, pear), grass and a bit of spice. Moderately sweet with a dry finish.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated but not irritatingly so.

Overall, very good. Very similar to Duvel, which is a good thing in my books. Very tasty!

Photo of darrenb42
4/5  rDev -2.9%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,346 ratings.