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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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95
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540 Ratings
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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 259
Gots: 155 | FT: 5
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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Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one quite some time ago.

A: The pour is a cloudy orange color with a fluffy and somewhat soapy white head. A bit of white head.

S: Some slightly tart fruits like apples and lemons, maybe a bit of grapes as well. Some nice oak aromas, sweet bready malts, honey, and some undertones of alcohol.

T: Lots of great fruit flavors along with a bit of warming alcohol. Sweet apples, pears, and some citrus zest. Honey, and some floral notes to it, and maybe a slight spice ester character. Nowhere near as much as the usual Damnation.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high carbonation and a slightly drying.

D: Very different from regular Damnation, and probably for the best. I really enjoyed this beer. Would love to have it again.

womencantsail, Jan 07, 2011
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Wow random pickup at Whole Foods in Huntington Beach. Serendipity I guess. Batch 69

Poured from the bottle into a Bruery tulip

A: pours a golden honey hue with nice head that retains and moderate lacing left behind

S: hints of apple and lemon with the oaky vanilla shining through at the end

T: cider and lemon precede the yeasty vanilla body at the end of the sip

M: crisp and subtle citrusy tart linger

O: great great beer. On par with Bruery Premiere for me

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Opened side-by-side with regular damnation (Batch 063). Thanks to 321Jeff for sending batch 23 my way. enjoyed in a unibroue la fin du monde tulip and the regular damnation in a russian river tulip.

a - the damnation 23 opened with a POP as soon as the cage was off. in the glass, the brew was lively and i could see almost an endless stream of bubbles jumping to the glass. the head was about half the glass and ended up heaping over the top of the glass and hung out for ages. the color was a bit darker and richer than that of regular damnation.

s - much like damnation, but with oak. bubblegum, bananas, clove, all the normal flavorings in a bspa, but a bit sweeter like a tripel.

t - the 23 definitely resembles a tripel more than the bspa of the regular damnation. much sweeter. a bit syrupy but really tasty.

m - much thicker than the original. a bit boozy, but the booziness comes across as sweetness.

o - overall the oak is an improvement on an already great beer. very happy with batch 23. love me a good tripel and this is a great take on the style.

cosmicevan, Oct 29, 2012
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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.