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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Available as Divinatale or simply as Divina, in bottles of 75cl; the card attached to the neck reads "birra speciale maturata in legno" (wood aged). The alcohol went from 6% in the earier versions to 6.5% today.
If you had a 37cl bottle, you had the regular, not barrel-aged, Divina.

Nella Divinatale, versione natalizia della Divina, il mosto viene inseminato naturalmente in cantina, senza aggiungere lieviti. A fermentazione avvenuta, la birra viene fatta maturare in barriques di rovere francese. Dopo rifermentazione in bottiglia, presenta un leggero profumo vinoso e al gusto sentori di frutta esotica, con note acidule molto delicate ed eleganti.

Divina brewed using open fermentation.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (1753) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with a finger of fizzy eggshell foam. The nose is fruity with notes of leather, new sneakers, stonefruit, apple, lemon and dusty funk. The palate follows with a nice balance of tart funk and fruit... there is a touch of offness as it warms up slight touches of band aid come through.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2834) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 Green bottle, 75 cl, bottled on 11 guilio 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 21 2013; eye: old gold, hazy, no effervescence, off-white head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: sourness, acidity, green apple, leather, slight Brettanomyces yeast, slight woody, farm; mouth: acidity, green apple, leather, Brettanomyces yeast, horse, slight woody, light sourness, farm, lightly sour finale with presence of acidity, medium body, rather carbonated, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 75 c1, embouteillée le 11 guilio 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 21 avril 2013; œil : vieil or, voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanc cassé qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, acidité, pomme verte, cuir, très léger levure Brettanomyces, très léger boisé, ferme; bouche : acidité, pomme verte, cuir, levure Brettanomyces, cheval, très léger boisé, légère aigreur, ferme, finale légèrement aigre avec présence d’acidité, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with no head. Aroma is old socks, Stilton and sour lemon. Taste has cheesy lemonade to start. Sour lemon finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (894) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
taken from notes - 750 ml bottle at sloshfest 2012. Nice bottle, not only the looks but the cahracter of the beer is very vinious and fresh: some grape and floral notes. Refreshing palate (gentle carbonation) and nice crisp balance. Myeah, like.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Quebec private order, 2009 brewed, released in 2010. Near vinegar and yeast, a great geuze like beer. More malty when I first had it, I saved the second half of the bottle for later that day as carbonation eased so did the head and more aggressive vinegar. Still very drinkable.Hard on the palate, though not as much as some Cantillons.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2013
Ambrata, torbida. Schiuma fitta supportata da un elegante e fine perlage. Aroma agrumato, acido, legnoso, fruttato molto pulito. Al palato ingresso carbonato, acido. Le note acide e della frutta acerba sono equilibrate da un elegante sentore legnoso. Finale secco. Bevuta interessante. Ottima lambic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Bouteille de 750ml sans étiquette avec un petit livre cartonnée. Liquide embouteillé le 11 guilio 2012. Le liquide est jaune dorée sans mousse, ce n’est pas un gusher comme ses compagnes de cette brasserie italienne. Le nez est évidemment très sauvage, il y a une tonne d’acide et du citron. On se rapproche du vinaigre. En bouche le liquide est passablement mince, vinaigré, acide avec une finale sur les bretts. Pour amateurs avertis.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (2826) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Panil Divina est une longue bouteille de 75 cl qui emprisonne son liquide depuis le 11 juin 2012. De couleur jaune dorée, la robe trouble laisse paraître un mince anneau de mousse. Le nez est très intéressant. Il ya des notes fruitées aigres et des notes transpirantes de blé. Je pense ici au citron et à des agrumes du même acabit. Il y a des notes boisées qui transpirent des raisins blancs bien aiguisés. Il y a des notes de yogourt nature et de croûte de fromage. Au niveau des saveurs, les notes mordantes de blé et le citron font bon effet. Les notes lactiques refont surface et prennent une vigueur certaine. Des pommes vertes coupantes se joignent à l’effet du fût de vin français. En bouche, je peux aisément dire que le liquide fabrique un assèchement sans pareil. Il y a une fraîcheur dans ce mouvement docilement brutal. Les tissus sont attaqués mais ils se complaisent et finissent par en redemander. En finale, les notes remplies d’acidité et de fruits ensoleillés me laissent dans un certain état d’appréciation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJvd (682) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Pours hazy dark yellow with almost no head. Aroma is some lemon, citric and quite some leather. Taste is moderately sour with some wood. The normal one is much better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (3486) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is vanilla, butter, wood, slight sourness. Flavour is green apple and lemon sourness, some spice and some buttey wood. Prefer the regular.


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