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Damnation | Russian River Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by beerguy101 on 09-19-2003

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A hazy apricot color with strong carbonation filled my glass. A nice soapy head.

Smell - There is a nice sweet pretty neutral malt note with hints of white sugar and grapefruit, raisins, hops and some yeasty bread.

Taste - A nice grapefruit bursts onto the palate with some yeast and spice. There are some apricots and maybe grapes present that are finished with some hops.

Mouthfeel - A nice medium mouthfeel that is balanced with some ample carbonation.

Drinkability - This is a very nice and drinkable beer. Nicely balanced sweet, but dry with a low enough ABV to make it session-able. If only I could find more.

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

750ml corked and cage bottle, Batch 011

According to the website, brewed 4-13-06, bottled 5-10-06

Making this brew 10 months old, properly cellared for 6 months

Poured into an always appropriate goblet

Smell is just what you would expect. Assertive malt and yeast aromas, slightly fruity with a sharp edge due to the alcohol.

Taste is tailgating the smell, big hit of fruits up front, apple, pear, a bland melon taste (which is good BTW). Slight twang from the alcohol, but the yeast really cuts through it.

Overall, A beer that will really flex its muscle with age. I have a couple more of this vintage, which I will cellar for at least another year.

My best advice, if sharing with a friend, throw a little of the yeast into each other's glass. It really helps balance the flavor, IMO.

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Photo of Stoneman78
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy, cloudy golden yellow with a large white creamy head that is mostly sustaining; lively particles; thick lacing throughout

S- Nose of malt and citrus, strong tones of banana and pear, subtle hops and sweet bread aroma

T- Very smooth and fruity taste; sweet and malty initially followed by citrus and hops in a short finish.

M- Watery texture, slightly dry and bitter with lively carbonation that is not quite overwhelming

D- This is my first Russian River beer and this brewery lives up to its impressive reputation. This is a very drinkable and smooth Belgium Strong Ale with a nice blend of citrus fruit, spices, and hops. Very pleasing aftertaste that is refreshing, but short. High carbonation is the only knock on this fine ale.

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Photo of RedHaze
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, batch 003

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden hued straw color with a one finger head. The head fades fairly quickly to a soapy cap, and thick ring, leaving behind a thin webbing of lace.

Smell; lots of tropical fruits, with mangoes, pineapple and some citrus that I can't quite nail down and pears. There's a bit of cloves and yeast, as well as some mid spices.

Taste; as with the nose, this is dominated by the fruits, with the mangoes, pineapples, pears and citrus. The spiciness is a bit more noticeable in the flavor, and the cloves are very present as well. There's a bit of a bitterness in the finish, as well as a bit of a drying effect. After a while the spices and fruity flavors become a bit of a burden for me, and make this a little hard to finish

Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied, but with a light carbonation it almost comes off a bit lighter. Very smooth and easy to drink, but for me it's almost a little too fruity, otherwise this is a really good beer.

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

Poured from bomber into goblet.

A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Head is 1/2 a finger, and it turns into a foam blanket and lacing pretty rapidly. No lacing in the glass.

S: Yeasty, estery goodness. Banana, clove, black pepper, lemon zest. This deviates from the Duvel or Delirium Tremens camp with a bit more grain, herbalness, and earthiness in the nose. Like a cross between Duvel and a clean saison (Hennepin, Southampton; nothing funky).

T/M: A cross between a wit and a hefe. Banana and spice (black pepper, clove). Dry, grassy herbs. Some crisp, sour apple. Finish is lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is a little tingly, but nothing like a fizzbomb. Finishes dry and crisp.

D: This is my first beer from Russian River, and I'm definitely looking forward to my second. In a blind taste test, I don't think I'd guess it was a Belgian pale ale, as it leans a bit more toward the bitter/earthy/grassy saison camp. Not fully, mind you--it's not a saison, but it definitely has some saison-like characteristics. Nice beer.

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Photo of UnionMade
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, with the label marked "Batch 015". The abv is alos marked at 7.75%. An extra special thanks goes out to my girlfriend Kristi for bringing this back with her from San Diego. Thanks baby!
Poured into a tulip goblet. Brassy gold, perfectly clear, with an energetic plume of carbonation rising off the bottom of the glass. Eggwhite colored head. Very fine beading, leaving healthy amounts of lace clinging to the glass. Great head retention, no doubt fed by the boisterous and copious amounts of carbonation bubbling. The aroma is somewhat bland, not giving off much here or there to entice the senses. Sweetish pale malt with some estery fruit and candied sugariness. Most noticable is a distinct white grape aroma. The flavor opens with a surge of exceptionally fine bubbled carbonation, rocketing all over the palate. Initially, it feels like it's all over the place, but once I got used to the mouthfeel, it's actually quite an elegant brew. Lots of subtlety. Certainly flavorful, cheerful even, but not attempting any ham-fisted grab at your tastebuds. Candied pale malt, rich with sugary sweetness, moving delicately and gracefully into luscious fruit. A bouquet of white wine grapes, red apples and cherries. Almost full bodied, if not for the surging carbonation, the finish taken up with assertive belgian yeast spiciness. Peppery, with a vague, wooden funk. Not enough to be sour, per se, but I noticed it in my first sip or two. Midway through the bottle I'm noticing my stomach is feeling a little full, undoubtedly from the refugee-like exodus of CO2 this brew is giving off. A haze of anise and licorice, particularly in the spicy aftertaste. Minimal hop flavor, perhaps some underlying herbal, floral taste, but nothing jumps forth. My guess is styrian goldings or some other continental variety. Somewhat dry, with no apparent alcohol. Very easy drinking, as the style is designed to be. It's what I like in Duvel, with a little higher voltage.
Of the Russian River beers I've tried, this is perhaps the least intriguing, but the most approachable. Good, solid stuff, but their reputation has preceded them in the way that I expect oddball, avant garde beers every time. Still, it's capital! Good to know that these folks can make a super solid drinkin' beer for the beer geek. I'd happily drink this again.

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Photo of techdiver
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very slightly hazy golden yellow with a substantial white head that dissipates slowly, leaving heavy lace down the sides.

Aroma of malt, fruit, and hops.

Smooth tasting with malt and hops predominating. The hops being much more evident than in most other brews of this type that I've tried.

Feels great in the mouth with nice tingling carbonation.

Drinkability is quite good with a more modest ABV and smooth refreshment it offers.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received in a trade from ClockworkOrange. thanks for the opportunity. 750mL. Batch 011

A: Pours a clear orange golden color with a frothy two finger fizzy head. Big retention of the soft looking head. A current of bubbles stream to the top from the middle base of the glass. Soft sticky lacing.
S: Fruity with a sugary presence. Pears, apples, cotton candy, spices, orange peel. Lots of sweetness in the nose, but not overpowering.
T/M: Pears and apples with a spicy characteristic to them as if they've been drizzled with some godly spice. Slight peppery twang on the sides of the mouth and on the tastebuds. Bready yeastyness without any of that chalky mouthfeel. Soft and smooth on the palate. Slight leafy hop twang makes an appearance towards the finish. Slight wine like notes.
D: A pleasure to drink this. Excellent example of the style. Quite crisp and surprisingly easy drinking. Nice and complex with a decent body.

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

Received in trade with cooperrip thanks again. Batch 003 chilled and poured into tulip glass. Its worth noting my bottle had a bit of dirt or residue from the cork on the inner part of neck, which I did my best to wipe away. All the same pours a clean pure white head about two centimeters thick with lots of little bubbles supporting it, lacing is sparse, but present. The body is a golden straw color, with almost peachy tones. The nose is quite complex and fresh with subtle hints of spice (coriander, maybe a tinge of pepper), wonderful pale esters juicy pear, a tinge of banana and fresh strawberry. The hops are there, and provide subtle balance, yet its hard to detect their exact character. Just the same this beer has such great aromatic balance its not so important to me to parse them out. The taste is great crisp and fresh, as mentioned before a very tasteful balance of pear, strawberry and banana esters, with a slight spiced character. There is a delightful tartness that comes in the midsection, which is steadied by a mild sweetness, that pulls your taste buds right a long. That balance between the smallest hints of something like raw sugar and a tasty fruity tartness, coupled with that dry finish make this just too good. This is my first Russian River and I am so impressed and happy with it.
As I suspected this is a great food beer I can just image a midday snack with some peppered crackers and aged cheese huh so good. I’m so depressed; I can’t get this stuff in Chicago looks like I might have to trade for a case. Needless to say this is an excellent Belgian style strong pale, if you can get it you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of dfried
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from the storied Russian River. Batch 016.

Pale straw in color, large frothy white head eventually dropped to a film. The aroma was full of yeasty bready fruit, bananas and pears just as it said on the bottle, there was also some spices and some candy like sugar. The first thing I noticed in the taste was a lot of spicy and citrusy zest, and fruits galore, mango, melon, tropical but not over the top. Much more than just banana and pear.Kind of dry mouthfeel, but enough almost sparkling carbonation from the bottle conditioning to keep it lively. Delicious and easy to drink, the aftertaste lingers forever in your mouth.

Verdict: lived up to and exceeded my expecations. I really loved the as I put it in my notes "tropical but not quite" flavors of many different fruits, that were kept in check by the yeasty flavors. Outstanding.

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

Batch 011.

Enjoyed this evening with akorsak, bookert and phnphilly.

This is a decent easy drinking Belgian Pale Ale but with some of the other impressive beers from RR, this one is somewhat typical. That said, it is still quite enjoyable.

Appearance: Pours a luminescent gold with a large majestic white head, partly cloudy body and spotty lacing.

Smell: Certainly honey with hints of lemon lime and melon. I can detect a little alcohol. I have a cold and I can smell this beer so it must smell pretty darn good.

Taste: Smooth approachable and fruity. The flavor starts off with a grain attribute that carries some sweet sugars and honey yeast flavors along with other spices. There is a suggestion of banana and grapefruit and hops in the back end.

Mouthfeel: Quite dry with a certain hop aftertaste that is a bit distracting, still, an adequate body.

Drinkability: I enjoyed sharing one. I do not need more at the moment.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of akorsak
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 mL corked and caged bottle shared with Phatz. Labelled as batch 011, if I remember correctly.

A: The ale pours a brilliantly clear golden color. The only obstruction in the glass is a constant stream of bubbles from the center of the glass. The head is sufficiently thick and soon dissapates to a white ring at the top of the glass.

S: The aroma has a nice spicy edge, with honey and a subtle alcohol being the primary character.

T: The flavor is a nicely spiced body, showing off some tripel-like spices including coriander and honey. The malts provide a nice chewy grainy base that do not interfere with the golden spicy character. The taste is pleasant and forthright without being too dominant.

M: The mouthfeel is full of spices, delicious without overloading the palate.

D: I was very pleased with this ale, the spices are well-done, delivering a flavorful beer without overdoing the alcohol or sweetness.

EDIT: I originally labelled the batch as 002 when it really is 011. It has been updated accordingly.

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

750 ml courtesy of DrJay!

Pours a clear golden, huge white head, nice lacing and excellent retention, what I like to see from a Belgian style. Smell is sweet, honey, yeast, citrus, very nice, lots of complexity. Taste is honey, toffee, bready yeast, spices, some vanilla, bit of funky goodness, nice clean finish. mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice shot at the style, enjoyed more than most Belgian Pales. Thanks for hooking us up Jay!

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

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

The bottle states that this is from Batch 008.

Appearance - Pours with a huge, four-finger creamy white head taht lingers for quite a while, eventually (after about 10 minutes) settling at a thin cap of very creamy white head. It is a pale straw color with some orange tinge to it. The beer is quite clear, with little to no haze in it. There is lots of carbonation activity seen within. Sticky/full lacing is left all the way down the glass as you drink this beer.

Smell - This aroma reminds me a lot of a good wheat beer mainly due to the fact that there are obvious aroms of banana. Also some lighter fruit smells are present such as peach, pear, and white grape. Flowery and sweet herbal notes from the hops tie it together nicely. There is mild alcohol detectable off the nose.

Taste - Definitely bananas again, pear, peach, apricot, white grapes. Flowery and herbal notes as well all behind a somewhat bittering sourness balancing flavor. There is also some lemony citrus in the background of the flavors. A mild bready malt forms the foundation for this beer. A warming alcohol comes through in the finish and there is moderate earthiness with some lingering sourness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Lots of tingly carbonation, but it doesn't have that unpleasant bite to it that a lot of beers of the style tend to have. It complements the beer very nicely and doesn't interefere with the ability to fully taste and comprehend the flavor. This holds well and doesn't cause the beer to foam to much in your mouth as you taste it. This beer is medium-bodied.

Drinkability - The flavors are nice and present, but not what I would consider strong (at least not in the manner that an imperial stout is). It has an overall refreshing quality to it.

A very good Belgian golden here. I love the banana and peach flavors in it. Also, the carbonation isn't overkill, which was a pleasant surprise. Too often beers of this style have far too much carbonation which intereferes with tasting it properly. A recommended Belgian-style golden ale for sure!

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

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass (why not?) and got a huge foamy head to rival Duvel. Broke up very very slowly. Glaciers melt faster than this head. Color is a simple golden yellow. Whole lotta lace goin' on.

Aroma is two things, and BIG: candy sugar and hops. Almost smells like wet hops, they're so fresh and assertive. But they're tempered a bit by that cotton candy sweetness. It's hard to detect anything past those two aromas, perhaps some fruitiness once it starts to warm, but basically the sugar and hops characteristics mingle to make one intense smell.

Flavor is unsurprisingly balanced between candy-like sweetness and full, fresh hops. Honey and gentle dessert spices creep up as it warms. As the bottle is poured a 2nd and 3rd time (this is bomber size), nuttiness from the yeast enhances the beer and gives it the depth it was lacking on the first pour.

Finishes crisp, and the sweet element turns just a little sour and funky in the aftertaste.

Overall I'm reminded again of Duvel, this time because the taste seems to recall a wilder, freaky, inbred third cousin of that beer. It does seem to lack that certain something to push it over the top into the realms of the Belgian ales it aspires to (like a wilder yeast strain?), but it's still good stuff, and being my first Russian River beer, I'd easily buy more from these folks.

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Photo of RidiculedDisplay
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Cork comes off with a friendly pop, no spill-over. Pours with a, as the previous reviewer mentioned, active fizz. The head is about a finger and half to two fingers thick at first, settling into a half-finger head after some serious bubbling. Lacing is very full and settles over the entirety of the glass area you happen to swirl the beer over before dissipating fairly quickly. The body is a dark, cider-like amber, perhaps a little too on the light side to be considered anything but pleasant looking. Still, for a Belgian Pale, the body color manages to not be tremendously boring.

Smell: A yeasty funk hits the nose on the front end. Delving deeper, one can find apple, pear, banana, followed by a slight alcohol, candy sugar, bordering on mango, some floral qualities, light hay, and a slight hint of pine. It seems that, perhaps, some hops shine through on this one from the floral and pine aromas I pick up, but they seem to marry themselves to the more familiar Belgian esters in such a way as to suggest they come from the other ingredients. Really, a very complex, and very fresh aroma. The other Belgian pales I've had could learn a thing or two from Damnation's vivacity.

Taste: A little alcohol"ey" up front, a bit too much so, unfortunately. It isn't a hot brew by any means, so I find my ability to detect the alcohol so easily a bit disconcerting. Besides that, light hints of orange, apple, some vinous qualities.

Mouthfeel: Seems to "shoot its load" a bit upon pouring, apparently, since the beer settles, after all the bubbling commotion at the beginning, into something quite tepid. Still, it is full and almost chewy. A little astringent.

Drinkability: Very sippable, despite the alcohol detection. Overall, a good go for my first-ever bottled RR brew. I've heard so much about Vince's ales, and considering this is the most readily available and, arguably, one of less favored of his offerings, I must say it's pretty darn impressive.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a super clear very active with bunches of bubbles rising to keep the head frothy for quite some time. Even after a couple minutes it still has oodles of bubbles rising, and the head doesn't look like it will be letting up any time soon.

Aroma: The aroma is really faint and it is almost hard to pick out anything. There is a little bit of a wheaty graininess here as well as a subtle citrus. I get a bit of dryness that seems that it may be attenuation.

Taste: The flavor is much bolder than the aroma suggested. This is actually a pretty complex beer for being so light. I definitely get some citrus in here as well as a sweet malty backbone. This beer is really attenuated and has a bit of a tartness to it that reminds me of a Brett addition like Orval. The flavor is very clean and dry with only a tad of sweetness to linger on the throat for a while. Late after the sip, there is a subtle warming that sets in, but it is very subtle. The finish is clean and refreshing.

Opinion: This is a really good beer. I would certainly put it in the category with Orval. The flavor is mild and clean with a wealth of complexity deep within the beer, that certainly becomes more noticeable as it warms. I am enjoying this beer, and I would certainly try it again if I get the opportunity.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 007

Pours yellow golden color and I swear as it was coming out of the bottle there was a pink color to it like a blush wine. Small white head but it maintains nicely. It's bolstered by the steady flow of carbonation off the bottom of my Chimay glass. Smell and taste are full of apple. Very faint pepper taste that becomes more prominent as it warms. Very dry finish. From what I recall, not as bold and fruity as the other Russian River's I've had but certainly very enjoyable. A RR is always worth trying and I've never been disappointed. Have a Happy New Year!

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Photo of blackie
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Fluffy, long-lasting white head with some raised "islands." The beer is a deep golden color with some sediment settled on the bottom of the glass.

smell: Clean pale malts, sweet orange, light coriander, white grape, and white pepper. Very well balanced with nice, delicate aromas. Papery hops.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the higher end of the medium range, and very smooth. The body is light without being thin. Delicate.

taste: Clean pale Belgian malts supporting light to moderate spices and fruits with an aged, papery noble hop flavor. Notes of coriander, banana, and pear (label). The gentle bitterness cleans up the finish really wall. A very well built beer with great balance.

drinkability: ez

bottle split with dirtylou on my 3rd stay in Mad Town

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Photo of dirtylou
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split with blackie, obtained a few months back in a trade from maybe clickpush. batch 009

appearance: pours into wide mouth wine glass...glowing apricot-golden body, big white foamy head with great retention/lacing. solid appearance in all aspects

smell: fresh and zesty, apricot/peach, well spiced but not an extraordinarily overpowering aroma

taste: very nice balance of fruit and spice...apricot/peach/white grape, lightly syrupy, white pepper and zesty spicing...light citrus, sweet toasted malt, light banana. pretty tasty

mouthfeel: well balanced, creamy smooth

drinkability: high

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Photo of dherling
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a golden yellow, about 90% head at first, with a white chunky bubbly white head. mmm. Lacing like crazy, all over this house. The nose is malt and Belgian spice. A bit of citrus, even some hearty yeast. The taste had hops, alcohol, pine, yeast, spice, light fruit, malt, and honey. Has a slick mouthfeel with a very tiny prickly bubbly sensation.

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Photo of DrJay
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nearly clear straw yellow colour with a dense white cap of foam. The fine bubbles clung to the glass, producing thick lace, and the head retention was quite good. The aroma was mostly sweet malts with notes of citrus, bread, and spice. Mild flavour with a low bitterness, spicy sweet malts and lemony citrus. Low carbonation, medium bodied, with a creamy texture. Very tasty, mellow, and very easy to drink.

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Photo of isaac
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle to snifter.

A - Golden, hazy body with visible carbonation. One-fingered, off-white head that sinks to big bubbles and clumpy lacing.

S - Malts! Belgian yeast, sweet pears, and spices.

T - Malty breadiness, again, some pear with added banana. Dry hops finish with notes of the citric, american style.

M - So. Very. Smooth.

D - Delicious. Amazing. Could have this every day.

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

pre-holiday tasting at my place attended by me, DrJay, Viggo, biegaman, and northyorksammy. DrJay contributed this bottle. thanks jay!

pours a pale yellow with a huge white head. drops slowly and leaves lots of lace.

aroma is nice. bit of funk. light cracker malt. bit of vinegar. light citrus. bit of spice.

taste is great. nice crackery malt. light sourness. mild bitterness. light citrus. just a bit of spice.

mouthfeel is good. nice carbonation level and good body.

drinkability is great. well balanced. this is a very interesting and tasty beer.

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Photo of weeare138
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's in Norristown...
Appears a light gold with a small, soapy white head that quickly fades out. Small spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of light fruit highlighted with mild banana esters and spice. A remnant of doughy yeast comes through with gentle pepper aromatics and a touch of earthy spice.
Taste is similar to the aromas with a large base of pils malt filling out the flavor that's complimented by light fruit and spices.
Mouthfeel is smooth, semi-sweet for the most part with a light, mild bitter bite at the end.

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Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
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