Thursday, October 31, 2013

Damnation Ale

When selecting the beers to take on our annual fall camping trip, I immediately included the bottle of Damnation Ale.  I thought it would be an appropriate beer to enjoy while toasting my tootsies in front of a raging campfire.

I was right!

Damnation (7.0% ABV) is a strong golden ale brewed by Russian River.

It pours a hazy straw color with a moderate head that leaves behind tight lacing.

The aroma a sharp citrus and sweet fruits.

The taste was wonderful. Gently sweet; some fruit with a hint of spices. This is contrasted by tart citrus that compliments the flavor but doesn't overwhelm the palate. There is a touch of hoppy bitterness that lends balance but is quite subtle.  The alcohol is nicely concealed. The finish is dry and crisp.

The mouth feel is medium with brisk champagne-like carbonation. The alcohol can be felt as a tingle in the mouth.

Damnation Ale is delicious and dangerously drinkable. An excellent example of the style.  I like it! A lot!

Overall: very good!

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