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RATINGS: 1719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
English-style Old Ale. Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale -- it has been Great Divide’s winter seasonal each year since 1995. Hibernation’s massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time.

8.1% ABV through 2008
8.7% ABV in 2009

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
Das wohl grandioseste Bier des letzten Monats mit all den komplexen Noten, die so wunderbar ausgewogen zusammengefügt wurden. Wärmend und dennoch frisch knackig. Dazu leicht im Malz, Früchten, einer entsprechenden Hopfigkeit und etwas Nuss. Toll.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from trade with HenrikO, many thanks. The beer has got a dark brown colour with a small, steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of hops and bread. Taste of roasted hops, barley, malt, woods, mild fruits, flowers and herbs. Hoppy-malty finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (637) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, raisins and some earthy esters. Nice deep reddish brown color with a fluffy tan head. Sweet malty chocolate up front. Notes of dark fruit float in between. Bitterness comes in sharply balancing sweetness nicely. Spicy bitterness with notes of pepper, smoke, and spicy fruit. Finish is slightly dry with a reprise of bitterness and some alcohol burn. Definitely warms you up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2016
0,355l bottle at home from trade with Nische, big thanks. BB 15.12.2016. dark brown color, small tan head. smells malty sweet, spices, wood, some dried fruits, raisins, nutty, marzipan, decent smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dried fruits, raisins, spices, lightly roasted, peppery, some alcohol. finishes lightly roasted a bit dry with notes of spices, dried fruits and some spices. decent stuff, rather heavy / a bit alcoholic, rather Doppelbock-like. overall decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Pours a birch beer reddish brown with a creamy off white head which lingers.....aroma of sweet malt, touch of chocolate.......taste is grass, bitterness, coffee, wet tea leaves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (195) - - FEB 26, 2016
Dark brown appearance with little head. Complex tastes of oak, brown sugar and burnt caramel. Medium body, ok carbonation, and a burnt and sweet aftertaste. Sweet and good, but a bit too dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2016
On tap at Smelteverket, Oslo. Very dark, with mahogany looking colour, beige head. Malty, chocolaty and roasty with hints of vanilla and wood. Moderate to medium sweet with a certain bitterness. Tasty and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2016
From a can, it’s a clear reddish brown, big froth tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, barley and oats? Flavor is moderately sweet, hints of toffee and fruit. Smooth, creamy and drinkable with a mildly bitter finish. This gets added to the shopping list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3256) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2016
Mørk brun, nesten sort med to fingre høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter papp, trevirke, kakaopulver, kaffe og noe melkesjokolade. Smaker toast, sjokolade og kakao også her, samt skarp alkohol. Middels lang alkohol i avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4181) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
6 fen 2016, tap. Brown and hazy. Nose is milk chocolate, alcohol, and a tad meaty. Ned/thin body and moderately fizzy. Milk chocolate and alcohol. Not too strong. Nice

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