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Great Divide Hibernation Ale - Belgian Style

Great Divide Hibernation Ale - Belgian Style
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Tasted on tap at Great Divide Brewery in Denver, Colorado. Dark, burgundy body with a small head. Malty, very alcoholic taste. Not too smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
This is one of my favorite GD beers. Really strong taste. Good Belgian flavors. For such a strong beer this is really drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pour was deep golden brown with an aroma of spice and herbs. Flavors were of some citrus and more herbs while being fairly sweet on the palate. Nice blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours redish brown with a small white head. Malty sweet aromas. A little alcohol on the palate. A little bitterness on the finish. Interesting flavor of caramel raisin and rum. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Draught @ Great Divide: Dirty Ruby, hazy, thin to moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Earty nose, a little bit of funk, nutty, dull chocolate and minor cereal.   Much mellower on the tongue than the regular Hibernation.   More of a yeasty character, earthy, and ultimately a bit softer.   Remains with some meaty dark pitted fruit like character, but does feel lighter in that aspect.   The finish feels almost like a Brown ale, albeit with more funk and earthiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, softer than its cousin.   Decent, more mellow, lighter, but also pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2008
tap with 5000 and ratman. red brown with a minimal head. fruity chocolate biscuit flavor. much more of a floral note going on compared to the standard hibernation. dusty chocolate tortilla flavor(i have no idea what that means either, but i wrote it down) dark fruit flavors are more pronounced as this warms, the fig/plum/something gets much more dominant. still is a strong malty beer, but i think i prefer the non belgian version. damn a lot of berry is going on in this thing. 4 6 7 4 13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2008
On tap @ Great Divide tasting room poured a hazy copper brown with a minimal lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruitiness and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, burnt carmel, light fig and light prune with a crisp dry bitter finish.

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