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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3171) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium white head and good lacing. Nose is weird, a mix of rubber, acid and cholophenols. Not weird enough to deter me from sampling it, though. Taste is nice and clean lactic acidity and really fruity. It feels like you are drinking a nice white wine, really. Body was light to medium, carbonation medium (huh?). Really nice even though the nose is bad. It is really good once you get used to it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5053) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). 2013, batch 1. Hazy straw color with a small persistent white head and some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, funk, leathery notes, but also some off rubber and chlorine presence. Taste is of leathery brett, nice funk, citrus, rubber and chlorine. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. This unblended lambic is quite authentic and there’s many interesting features, but the rubber/chlorine presence is a turn-off for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (13364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
750mL bottle, pours an opaque, cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out moderate barnyard funk, slight acidity, and dough. Flavour is very close to an authentic unblended lambic, with barnyard funk, leather, citrus peel, and vegetal notes. Really awesome unblended lambic, but with carbonation - unlike more traditional versions of the style. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (315) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2013 batch #1, Bottle #885 pours hazy golden with a thick sticky head smells funky, yeast, fruit, citrus and pine tastes starts off sweet then gets pleasantly sour finishes like a dry champagne heavy carbonation, medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Batch 1; 2013; Bottle 246. Capped 750 from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent gold with a transient fizzy white head. Aroma suggests the old fashioned cap pistol caps after explosion. Near med body. Flavor is very oaky with some sour apple, and still has that "cap" aspect . Finishes dry, sour and weirdly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Batch 1- 2013 bottle 2046 shared by bhensonb. Pours light golden with a white head that lasted but a few seconds, and a strange fruity aroma. There is a fairly sour oaky fruit flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy light orange character . Light citrus aroma, medicinal, rubbery phenolics. Flavor is very citrusy, medcinal, rubbery, sweet and tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Homer321 (4023) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle share thanks to doofus197. Smell of phenolic bomb. Band aid. Smokey. Plastic. Plastic. Gross. Cloudy yellow barge white head. Taste is slightly less offensive but not good by any means. I think I would rather stab myself with rusty scissors than drink this burnt rubber garbage. Thanks bro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace! Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma is slightly tart, sweet. Taste is quite tart, maybe sweet, I like it as much as a kick in the nuts, better sweeter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle at James’ place for A Clocking New Years! Pours a very faintly hazed gold with a thin white head. Lemony funk on the nose, big musk and citrus peels. Medium-bodied, soft funk with a nice acid tone, hints of acetone but lovely funk covers it all up. Long musk and big cheesy funk into the finish. Amazingly good.

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