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Great Divide Belgica



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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The Roman name for the Low Countries–is a marriage of the best in American and Belgian brewing traditions. Belgian pilsner malt, a generous amount of American and European hops and a unique Belgian yeast strain combine to give Belgica big notes of citrus and spice, creating a lively concoction perfect for spring in the Rockies–or the Ardennes. 7.2% ABV.

First released as Belgian IPA:
Just for fun, the brewers took our Titan, a hop forward American IPA and introduced a Belgian yeast strain to it. The result is unique Belgian-style ale with lots of fruity esters, a citrus hop flavor and nice hop bitterness that’s surprisingly smooth. 7.5% alcohol by volume.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12oz btl. Pours a hazy golde with a decent white head. a nose of yeast and some spicy hops. Flavor is a nice amalgamation of belgian spicy and fruit with a crisp hoppiness. An interesting ipa that I like asa change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
easily the weakest GD offering i’ve had to date. i was thinking/hoping for a titan type ipa with a belgian yeast strain, but it appears the hops are different (and lighter), the belgian yeast isn’t very assertive, and the belgian pilsner malt may be a slight miss. as a beer, it’s still above average, balanced, and refreshing, but given my expectations of GD (and my expectations of this cool style) this ones a miss. Won’t visit again unless i see it on tap, or go to CO."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2014
bottle, remeber this on tap at Coles also. enjoyable Belian IPA, golden pour, medium bodied. fruity belgian yeast, citrusy hops, herbal/medicinal notes. goodbeer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9272) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3200) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
A blend of my two favorite beers styles. The belgian yeast adds some nice spicyness and the hop profile is pretty intense.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7343) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
My bottle has a bottled-on-date of December 2011. Soooooo, here we go. Medium golden body, average hits head. Cooked pineapple and noodles come to mind, a bit of sweet spice. Not undrinkable, but clearly past it’s prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. This is not my favorite offering from great divide. Its a pretty bare bones belgian attempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
August 2010. Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head. aromas of glass, hay, spice, malt and yeast. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A -Pours a clear golden body with a generous 2 finger white head that retains well. Nice sticky lacing patterns. S - Grassy earthy grain, musty clove, lemon, sweet floral. T - Candy sweet malt with a good amount of clove and pepper. Grassy, lemon citrus, honey, with floral hops adding earthy bitterness. The yeast provides a subtle funk. Finishes with a peppery bite. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A good American version. Would have liked more character from the yeast. Good spice and hop profile. Serving type: bottle 03-13-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Retired ? Found a bottle at mari’s. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has orange peel and a little booze. Reminds me of a barley wine. The taste is rough .. A citrus sweetness and an off bitterness. Considering it’s retired its probably just past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1606) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Hazy light golden yellow pour with an overwhelming head. Nose is spicy and yeasty, with some hops. Taste is complex, sweetly bitter, with spices, yeast and alcohol. Finish is bitter and dry and somewhat lasting. Quaff Score 7 / 10

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