Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Damnation | Russian River Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
3,822 Ratings

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 09-19-2003

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,822 |  Reviews: 1,150
Photo of jrenihan
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 78

Beer is a clear golden colour with a large white head. Good retention, decent lace.

Smell is quite reminiscent of Duvel. Banana, apple, other fruit, spice and yeast.

Taste is very nice. Yeast is upfront, along with light fruit flavours (apple, pear), grass and a bit of spice. Moderately sweet with a dry finish.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated but not irritatingly so.

Overall, very good. Very similar to Duvel, which is a good thing in my books. Very tasty!

 480 characters

Photo of darrenb42
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, batch 076. Pours hazy pale golden color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to an nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big pear, grape, apple, lemon, herbal, grass, honey, pepper, wheat, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, pepper, herbal, grass, honey, wheat, bread, light earth, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, pepper, wheat, grass, bread, and yeast spices on the finish for a short bit. Excellent flavor balance of spiciness/fruitiness, with nice complexity; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong pale ale. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; very smooth and crisp to sip on. Very enjoyable stuff.

 1,041 characters

Photo of mbw314
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of hexx462
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of closisinthehouse
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of justinlaz
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mixed_master7
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JacobMutberg
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of brendaniel
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of flayedandskinned
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of cde1218
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of MW1321
1/5  rDev -75.7%

Photo of SupremePie
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of crowsoup
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Binger72
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of C2H5
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of kendellmarie
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Phacoman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,822 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.