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RATINGS: 1700   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (401) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Pours clear amber with small off white head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, biscuit, coffee. Full bodied, smooth and well balanced. Low bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Pours dark copper. Aroma is malty, I get slight barnyard. Taste is Nice and complex. Coffee, toffee, slight alcohol. A Nice seasonal beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pedro_Pinho (43) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle @ home. Delicious! Fantastic! This beer is worthy waiting for every year. One of my favourite seasonals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (720) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
This beer is delicious. One of the best old-style ale’s I’ve had. It pours dark brown with a little splotchy head. The aroma is sweet spices, nutmeg, pears, pecans, other winter notes. The flavor is wonderful. Big caramel and tea qualities, with some citrus on the finish, and a boozy blast of vapor in the nose. Godamn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorgosh (390) - - OCT 2, 2015
Amerikaners julfirande är väl inte i huvudsak känt för att präglas av avhållsamhet. Tydligen inte julölen heller visar det sig. Kan vara höjdpunkten på hela julbordet. Och förresten, vem behöver egentligen julmat i det här sällskapet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière.
Visuel : Couleur : brune-cuivrée foncée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Malt rôti, caramel toffee, notes terreuses, léger houblon floral, notes de tabac
Goût : Entrée de bouche : malt légèrement rôti avec des notes de tabac. Un support de caramel terreux avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et quelques notes de chocolat et d’alcool.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : moyennement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et d’alcool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (522) - - SEP 21, 2015
Reddish, dark amber hue. A subtle aroma of coffee & raisins. Rich, earthy taste with dry fruit sweetness balanced with a little sourness & some hop bitterness in the finish. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Keg. Dark chestnut brown with a large beige head with good retention. Nose has cocoa, chocolate, dark malts, dark bread, light dark dried fruits and brown sugar. Flavour is bready with brown sugar, grain, dark dried fruit, vanilla, light cocoa, wood, light dried green plants. Medium body, sweet and filling, average carbonation, mild bitterness. Good balance. Long malty finish. Nice. Soft, mild easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (190) - - AUG 15, 2015
Pours red amber with big creamy head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, resin hops, liquorice, nuts and rasberry. Flavor is medium to heavy malts, medium bitter, pleasant finish but rather short. Body is medium, palate is oily, carbonation is average. Very pleasant, clear distinctive taste. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10293) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Thought this was a winter seasonal but recently found a single, dark amber pour, nice big tna head. Aroma is earthy, very old-school, earth, herbs, grass, dark fruits. Flavor is medium boozy, toasted malt, earthy tones, light hint of cocoa and roast, this is killer.

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