Damnation | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 09-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,720
Reviews:
1,159
Ratings:
3,865
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Autumn_Lucia
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

med-high carbonation. Pretty light gold color and a sweet floral, musty scent. Taste is floral, sweet, fruity and yeasty. mildly bitter but not close to that of an IPA. Very refreshing, and the cork is always fun, isn’t it?

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Photo of cmurphy7
2.84/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iguanodon
2.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

[Original rating 2014-12-31] My first taste of the legendary Russian River. 375 ml bottle from C-mini mart in Dublin, CA. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is a little fruity, pear / apple. Taste is also pear / apple with a little peppery spice in the finish, faint booze. A solid belgian strong but not quite as awesome as I was expecting.

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Photo of santig0nzalez
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Perfectly clear golden color. Creamy, fine-bub led white head retains well at a solid finger. Thick rings of lacing .

S: Sliced pear, and a very mild tropical spritz. Understated pepper, cinnamon, cedar, and vague spices. Clean malt aromas of freshly baked bread.

T: Sliced pear and orange peel. Soft pepper and coriander. Cedar. Mild spicy/herbal hops. Freshly baked bread. Yeasty.

M: Medium bodied and very creamy. Deep crispness from the aggressive carbination.

O: On point. This rivals the best of the style brewed in its country of origin.

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3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Very hazy gold color with light sediments to the body. Bubbles are medium at best with a white head which initially rose to about one finger's length.

Smell: Yeast scent with touch of floral feel.

Taste: Sweet feel but not sugary, citrus sweet with a touch of breast yeast and touch sour.

Mouth: Medium carbonation with a descent smoothness and overall sticky.

Overall: Good brew, I got hit in the head with it since the place I bought it at was definitely scalping it since it's super rare to find Russian River stuff out here in long island. Salud.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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3/5  rDev -27.2%
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4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,865 ratings