KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Russian River "Damnation"
Russian River Brewing - Santa Rosa, California USA
Belgian Strong Ale (ABV 7.75)

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a medium gold in color with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that was mostly lasting, eventually reducing to a thick foamy cap which produced some really nice sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, citrus hops and a strong moldy yeast with notes of banana, green apple, pears and a mild peppery spice.

The taste was good and malty with a nice strong note of citrus in the beginning and then became very yeasty and mildly bitter with notes of green apple, pears and had a bit of spiciness towards the end. The flavor stayed with you for a really good long time with a spicy yeast finish that was left laying on the taste buds well after all other flavors faded.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a good strong prickly carbonation.

Overall an exquisite Belgian Ale with a complexity of flavors blending together extremely well, forming a fantastic tasting brew...

Sampled: 3/4/2012