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:
#1,840
Reviews:
1,155
Ratings:
3,834
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
422
Gots:
1,018
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,834 |  Reviews: 1,155
Photo of stevoj
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow! Soft fruity aroma, bananas and pears, cloudy golden with small finely beaded head. Tingles on the tongue, carbonation and alcohol warmth. Light overall, but taste is complex. Slight tart citrus finish.

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Photo of RMW66
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Given that it’s Russian River, it’s kind of like Jessica Gomes showing up at your front door - you expect the best. And it’s pretty good, not mind shattering, but it’s Aite enough. So maybe Jessica showing up with hay fever, Damnation is.

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

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtadams69
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

American Thanksgiving (celebrated in Canada by a Canadian) - 375 ml cork and cage bottle - pours a cloudy golden with a large puffy head into tulip. Aroma is of earthy hops, fruity and slightly peppery yeast - the head has a pronounced hoppy bite. Taste is slightly hoppy fruit with spice, earthy, some piney bitterness, a touch of black pepper. As the beer warmed the bitterness dissipated and a bit more of the warming boozy nature appeared. I thought the beer was just ok as I started it but actually really liked it at the end. But if going to pick one beer from Santa Rosa, stick with Pliny.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy yellow with a pillowy white head and lots of carbonation.
Aroma is banana, fruit, funk and light spice.
Tastes of banana, funk, a snap of spice and an almost piney bitterness. Earthy.
Mouthfeel is medium and bubbly with a cleansing carbonation.
Very good.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, hazy yellow body.

Smell: Same as below.

Taste: Banana, pear, apple, clove, slight yeastiness. Almost tastes like a Belgian version of a hefeweizen!

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, balanced. Mildly dry.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robertm2152
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of icemanls4
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,834 ratings