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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 356
Gots: 708 | FT: 47
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

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 oz bottle from Kraftworks in Philly

A- Golden, orange with a hazy, cloudy look to it. Darker than others in the style. Nice white head

S- Spices,clove especially. Citrusy fruit, and belgian yeast

T- Taste the clove spices. Also, a grassyness. Citrusy. Definitely belgian yeasts, but not very sweet- more of a pear/banana, but not an overly ripe, or sweet bear/banana blend. I think that they balanced sweetness is why I liked this beer so much when I typically do not care for this style. The alcohol is almost totally hidden

M- Medium body. Good carbonation. Great aftertaste

O- This is a good beer from a great brewery, but i paid way too much

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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #71

Thin, quickly vanishing head. Doesn't have the most appealing appearance to me; like another review said - looks like piss. Fruity (apricot) aroma, with dirty funk. Smells belgian, tastes belgian. Not my favorite style, but an easy drink and has a nice fruity, spicy taste. Is that clove in there? I'm not the best at picking out spices... I'll have this again (I bought two bottles), but won't seek it out again. Had Redemption after this and actually preferred it more.

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4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was able to snag a bottle of this at Fingers, Wings and Other things at Take out for $6.50. It was a 12oz. cork and cage bottle which I've never seen before which I guess would warrant a higher mark up.

It seems like Russian River beers dominate the Beer Advocate top beers list and I can attest and say this was a quality beverage.

I brought this to a beer tasting and poured it around. Golden in Color as some website have it listed ads a Stong GOlden Ale. BA has it listed as a Belgian Stong Pale ale. Yep, it was stong rolling in at above 7%. Not bitter at all. Not really like any beer I've tasted. Very flavorful with floral undertones and sweet. I love Belgians so I loved this one, but it was uncharacteristic of anything else I've tasted.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy gold with lots of bubbles. nice white head

S-strong aroma of pale belgian malts. spicy and awesome. very crisp smelling

T-comes in with a grassy but great taste of spicy pale belgian yeasts. matching, but mild, after-taste

M-medium creamy carbonation. somewhat watery finish. for the style, i prefer big dry carbonation.

O-a very great example of a belgian style brewed in america, however it is still clearly brewed in america and not belgium. its missing a certain raw aspect that the belgian ales have. it also doesn't seem to hold up to well. the carbonation really bothered me with this one also.

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,266 ratings.