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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) | Russian River Brewing Company

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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)
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4.26/5
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571 Ratings
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We turned our regular Damnation recipe into a Tripel. It is bittered with Tomahawk and has Sterling and Cascade in the mid-boil and finish. The beer was then aged on new American oak chips for two to three weeks.

Added by bosco7 on 07-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#884
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
571
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
153
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of NWer
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy amber with no head or lacing. The nose is an incredible orange rind bitter-sweetness with pungent alcohol. The taste is light and sweet with a subtle touch of oak. The aftertaste is a honey sweetness followed by some wood, but it's hard to recognize. The aftertaste is just as light and refreshing. Honestly, this beer was way better than expected with big citrus notes from the tripel followed by an interesting wood infusion. Very drinkable beer, possibly the best BA tripel I've had... although I still have my bottle of Allagash to try next.

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Photo of arizcards
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 375 ml bottle from the LaJolla Whole Foods in mid February for $10.99. Lets see how good the splurge is...

Beer poured golden orange with a nice whte head that is long lasting.

Nose is apples and pears initially, with a nice funk touch as the brew warms.

Taste pretty much follows the nose pattern; apples and pears with light funk, coriander, pepper, and lemon zest dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel is very light and smooth, fits the style very well.

Overall this is a well crafted brew. I am not much of a funk fan but this is done very well. I marked the taste and overall score down as the coriander and lemon zest is a bit too dominating in the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of raynmoon
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks awesome, and the one thing I noticed is that the head sticks around so long. In most beers it will disappear, but mine still looks beautiful.

Smell wise, you get exactly what you'd expect. You get that big yeasty, spicy note that you get in belgian style beers like this.

Taste wise though, is where this beer starts to excel, It asserts itself on the pallet nicely. Very fruity, apply/ tart like notes.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Batch 69. Big thanks to Bilbosnuts for this.

4.5 A: Hazed dark orange brown color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is very good and lots of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Nice sugary, spicy tripel. Lots of pepper. Hay and bready malts with peach and apple fruitiness. Oaky underneath with a mild vanilla.

4.0 T: Loads of pepper and maybe a touch of clove underneath. Big fruitiness with peach and apple showcased and a hint of banana. Oaky with a mild vanilla and note of supple tannins. Quite tasty.

4.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Plenty of spritzy carbonation, maybe a bit too much. Nice creaminess and super smooth.

4.5 D: Definitely a solid tripel. Not the most complex, but great flavors that come together well.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of RespetoCerveza101
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of turmeric
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mwa423
3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Expecting an oak aged tripel, it's certainly a west coast sour take on an tripel. What this isn't: yeasty and belgian. What this is: Light, heavily carbonated and slightly sour. The appearance is perfect, slightly hazy and a great head and lacing when poured carefully. The smell is light, slightly sweet and sour. Taste starts yeasty and quickly breezes by some malt and it's on to a sour aftertaste. The beer is in your mouth and down your throat faster than you would believe. Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated, not what I usually expect from the style.

Overall, very different. If you like this type of different, you'll enjoy it.

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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 571 ratings
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