Damnation | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 10-08-12
Served in a wine glass

A- Pours crystal clear orange gold with a two finger of a white head. Lots of carbonation. Swirl bottle for haze.

S- Grassy, a lot of wheat, Belgian yeast, hay. A sweeter smelling barnyard brew.

T- A big and bittersweet brew. Undoubtedly brewed with Belgian yeast. A pop of grassy and wheat flavors. A slight sour and herbal quality. A barnyard quality.

M- This beer has a nice thick and creamy feel. It also has very high carbonation and can get foamy. A really live brew. Clean herbal aftertaste.

O- My first Russian river brew and a great beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear light gold/straw hue with a half a finger of white head that fades to leave light side lacing.

S - Very nice banana notes here, super light funk, and that lovely Lost Abby yeast.

T - Have to agree with an earlier review. It starts off rather underwhelming, but with each passing sip I get more nice elements. Banana, pear, honey, yeast strains.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice here. Good carbonation, alcohol is hidden amazingly.

O - Overall, this was a very, very nice beer. Was actually quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this one.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Despite being abused with poor storage in a non-climate controlled garage for 4 years, this fine beer survived shockingly well. We prepared for the worse, but were delighted when the nose and mouth confirmed that this beer withstood years of poor treatment and thrived. Given the mildness of the taste, Russian River made a fine brew and deserves acolades. The finish is remarkable, just right for a rainy afternoon, dry and hints of citrus waiting in the background. I would suggest this beer to anyone who is impressed with the finished product of the best ingredients.

I just returned from a day, April 2013, at the Russian River Pub where I was delighted to experience a fresh Damnation draft. Forger everything I said before, the fresh draft is nothing short of wonderful and a real flavor experience. So I bought a case of mixed bottles including Damnation (of course a few Pliny Elder to share with friends), but the fresh bottled Damnation is splendid. My regret, why didn't I buy 2 cases?

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,830 ratings
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