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
Ratings:
3,804
Reviews:
1,147
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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416
Gots:
1,019
For Trade:
53
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Ratings: 3,804 |  Reviews: 1,147
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

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wanderingpints
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerKnower
4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I just had this beer on tap. Overall this beer is very good. There are no detectable Lance Armstrong - cheating - aspects about it. Rusian River makes some quality stuff. FYI, adding sugar is cheating when you enter your drink in the real beer category.

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Photo of anteatr23
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of AAG
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of varian7
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to get my hands on 2 bottles while visiting Pasadena.
A - Pours a hazy yellow with a 1 inch foamy head. Shrinks to a ring that never goes away.
S - Typical aroma of Belgian yeast.
T - Flavor is what I expected, some clove, banana and lemon. Very balanced.
M - Average mouth feel, slightly above average carbonation.
O - I'm a big fan of Belgians, and this is true to style. Love this beer, would keep a bottle or two in my fridge at all times if I could get it.

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Photo of Lappleby24
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to tulip. Lots of head with good retention followed by some serious lacing. Golden in color, slightly hazy. Overwhelmingly herbal/Belgian aroma with just a little floral hint. Flavor is true to the Belgian style - herbal and much like the aromas. Almost a seltzer-like carbonation. Not normally a Belgian lover, but this is true to the style yet very good.

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Photo of Bouder32
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beers-es
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 4-month-old bottle, pours a hazy orange gold. Huge 3 fingers of dense white foam produces scads of lacing. Both smell and taste are pretty classic Belgian: lemon, banana, clove, grass and some earthy funk. Feel is a solid and slightly coating medium. Damn good beer, appropriate to the style.

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Photo of Johng19751
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 3,804 ratings.
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