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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,211
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 352
Gots: 675 | FT: 48
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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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.

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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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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.

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,211 ratings.