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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (7) - - JUN 14, 2013
Looks like unfiltered apple juice, smell of tropic fruits with a fermented fruity sour taste, not mutch oak. A great lambic.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
had at the gingerman .. . amber slash .. mild bubbles .. . tangy, tart wet wood and easy yeast .. . razing mouth and solid finish .. quite good .. . .
i had that dream again last night...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5897) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is funk, oak, and fruity malt. Medium mouth, nice funk, light fruit, lingering dryness, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow. Soapy head. Funky brett style aroma. Wet paper in a great way, Citrus barrel notes, champagne yeasty feel. Light refreshing clean. Average carb, Tart. Wow, awesome. Clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1991) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is peach, yogurt and earth. Taste adds tart lemon and musty papery funk. Very bright and clean. Light carb and somewhat short finish. Awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1364) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
A- pours a clear gold with a tight off white head. Great lacing. S- white grapes, Brett, apples, lemon must and oak. Not overly complex but enjoyable. M- light to medium body with a light tartness. T- strong mineral tastes rolls through the mouth somewhat abruptly with a dry and zinc ending. Lemons, Brett, vinegar, white grape skins and tannic quality. Some earthiness and oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle at Zwanze Day 2014. Pour is hazy orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Big funky, stone fruity, peachy, grassy, some cheese and lemon in the aroma. Taste is barnyard, apricots, light urine, wood notes, some oranges, grassy, and herbal with a semi-sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Great balance of funk, sour and drink-ability. Tasty stuff - would love to revisit, but seems a bit pricey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle in the Zwanze Day line shared by ruckusdu. Thanks! Pours a cloudy yellow appearance with a big, off white head. Pretty funky nose with some barnyard, hay, lemon, coconut, and oak as well. Moderately low sweetness and bitterness. Moderately sour flavor that has a bunch of funk, lemon, wet paper, and herbal hops. Drinks pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle (750mL, batch 3, 2014, bottle 1556). Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of lemon zest, oak, sour apple skin. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. I wouldnít really call this a lambik just as far as how it looks, smells, and tastes, but itís an enjoyable sour ale nonetheless. Sadly, thereís not a lot of aroma, and it has a rather "fresh" quality thatís somewhere between a Belgian blond and a generic sour ale. In the mouth thereís a fair bit of bitterness to match the sourness, so itís quite dry, but thereís just enough residual sugar to keep it drinkable. Big frothy, lasting head looks nothing like lambic, but I canít deny itís beautiful. Nice mouthfeel too, very velvety, not as fizzy/crackliní as most lambic. So, yeah...on the fence about this one. Quite nice, but not worth the price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Nice brew, though quite expensive for "nice". notes of barnyard, lemons, and oak. Medium sour and fairly tangy and dry. A little high on the carbonation, but otherwise pretty dang good. 6.5% batch #2."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle... Pours cloudy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is citrusy, woody, funky and acidic with a lightly-spicy clove phenol. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, citrusy and lightly spicy with a tongue-numbing finish. By "tongue-numbing," Iím not talking crazy-bitter or crazy-sour. Iím saying it numbs my tongue like a topical anesthetic. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!


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