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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,259
Reviews: 1,077
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 357
Gots: 707 | 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:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-19-2003

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another RR treat from a great BA andrewk. Went in thinking this was supposed to be a BPA.

Caramel and candy, floral and peach, with some light pure yeasty tart. Luscious sweet.

Thick and full flavored with a flowery sweet swing that carries into some syrupy candi, gets an assist from some estery fruit flavors resembling peach if any actual fruit flavor, sort of lemony as well, with not a lot of bitter on a finish that is heavy malt drips on the palate. Not at all hoppy, its bitter, what little there is, comes at the edge of its tarter aspects. It runs the gamut as it opens up fully from overly syrupy to puckeringly tart, never really getting it near to perfect.

Very viscous and finally overly viscous, too clingy and not clean cling, a bit of cloy and harsh builup. It is silky but the silky doesn't last through as other aspects overshadow it. Really juicy finish.

Had this without reading bottle and thought it was same style, BPA (Abbey style "single"), as Redemption, but this ain't a BPA, comes on like a tripel for sure. As a BPA it's way out of style in many ways, as a Tripel it isn't nearly as good as many others easily available. As a BSPA it is really good, but not great.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a $7 pint of this today at lunch on recommendation from a friend. RR has really risen to an elite status as a brewer of big beers. I'm more of a hop head Pliney type and not a huge fan of Belgian's but this is still a very nice beer.

Nice light copper color with a fairly minor head and distinctive Belgian aroma. Very nice carbonation with a decent (but never enough) hop profile. Big beers are not the best choice when you have to return to work though!

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yum! I let this bottle warm a bit first out of the fridge. Poured with a medium sized, foamy, frothy, off-white head that slowly settled and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with loads of medium size bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, caramel, malt, hop. Flavor is much like nose, but amplified, vineous; great interplay between bitter, sweet, and carbonic tang. Body and carbonaton are just perfect. Very well balanced in all regrards. Finish tends towards more bitter than sweet and leaves me wishing for another sip. Masterful beer.

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,259 ratings.