Damnation | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
3,819 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 09-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,716
Reviews:
1,148
Ratings:
3,819
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
423
Gots:
1,020
Trade:
52
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,819 |  Reviews: 1,148
Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jheimbigner
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopBomb515
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw color with a big head and great lacing. Aromas of funk, barnyard and Belgian ale yeast. Notes of lemon, grape skin, barnyard, straw and tannic qualities. Crisp, clean, light, and super dry. Nice example but not my style.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chvck1
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Has a clean golden color, 1/2" white head. Aroma drops the light skinned fruits and citrus is a mild way.

Taste is a well hopped belgian pale, more of that light skinned fruit stuff, mild bitterness, dry pale malt base. This is probably my favorite example of this style of beer. Funny it isn't appreciated more.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A bottle with a bottled on date of 4.15.16

L - Blonde and cloudy, with 2 fingers of head, and lots of lace left on top of the brew. Gorgeous beer!

S - Brett and spices. Amazing aroma too

T - Banana, began candy sugar, hidden ABV. Delicious

F - Well carbonated, medium body, oily slick, perfect

O - What can I say....Russian River kills it every time

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Photo of Bammer21
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrHolden
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phurley2
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw gold and relatively filtered, this brew has tons of carbonation. Its topped with 4 fingers of glassy white head.

Smells of pears, Belgian yeasts, phenols and pineapple candy.

Tastes of pears and phenols and pineapple candy. Light sweetness, and just a hint of lemon zest bitterness.

Medium, syrupy body, moderate, soft carbonation.

Got at Russian River a few days ago, drank Sept 19th, 2016 in Redding, CA. Really well done, soft, well rounded Belgian Strong Pale Ale. No rough or unpalatable qualities, making it very smooth to drink.

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This, I swear, is quite an underrated brew when it comes to the rr catalogue. It looks gorgeous with a pillowy white head atop a hazy golden body. Smell and taste are full of fruit and spice with apricots, clove, nutmeg, pear, and a hint of candied pineapple. Do I detect some toasted coconut as well? Quite a delightfully complex brew I must say, worthy of contemplation, and quite honestly one of my favorite rr brews.

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Photo of Jorge-Munoz
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ssato27
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMay419
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KBlodorn
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroof1
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,819 ratings
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