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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) - Russian River Brewing Company

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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)

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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 255
Gots: 154 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We turned our regular Damnation recipe into a Tripel. It is bittered with Tomahawk and has Sterling and Cascade in the mid-boil and finish. The beer was then aged on new American oak chips for two to three weeks.

(Beer added by: bosco7 on 07-07-2007)
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.68oz bottle, corked and caged, batch number 069, poured into Bruery snifter (don't have a RR snifter. Purists may feel that this may throw off the taste).

Hazy, golden elixir, huge head settles to one finger head with Belgian lacing clouding up the glass.

Aroma of oak, pear, minimal spice, Belgian yeast, honey. The oak predominates.

Fruit: pear, banana, nice Belgian sweetness but not too tart. Nicely balanced. Not a trace of the 10.75% ABV. The oak is in the background and comes out at the end, but subtle, like a reminder and a nice ending.

Light to medium body, the alcohol boosts it a bit at the end, but really does not have a presence for this style.

This brew blends the components well and is one of the more complex triples I have had the pleasure to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 02:36:22 | More by CaptCleveland
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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.