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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (23) - - JUN 14, 2013
Looks like unfiltered apple juice, smell of tropic fruits with a fermented fruity sour taste, not mutch oak. A great lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 75 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Kinnarniemi. Bottled 11.06.2013. Aroma has earthy notes, fruit candy and grapefruit. Flavour is tart with grapefruit, some orange and mild earthiness. There’s a sweetish orange tone that do not usually exist in Belgian ones. Refreshing, balanced and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Cloudy golde, nice white head. Smells of lemon, dust, funk. Very lemony flavor, with notes of vinegar and dust. dry finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Il Birrificio. Pours cloudy golden with a high head. Aroma is sour malts. Flavor is sour malts with some apples. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
750 from Capone’s. Batch 4, 2014, Bottle 774. Pours hazy gold with frothy white head. Nose is of tart fruit, apricot, peach, yeasty funk. Tastes very funky, yeasty, with tart fruit, tannins, and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1208) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 7, 2016
bottle @ home clear yellow, white head I like this beer, but I remember it better than this bottle. quite similar to a tipical lambic, but whit some cellar notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5246) - FINLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Rated ti 29.12.2015.

bottle@birri. Yellow hazy. Funky, wheaty hay citrussy nose. Lemon woody, stables. Tart, citrussy, quite refreshing body. Quite a bit of acidity really, bit dry lemony, some yeasty notes in finish. Pretty tasty, lemony sour.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indrekr (362) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Aroma: dry cider, wheat, berries, mold. Appearance: pale, hazy, white head, medium lasting. Taste: heavy sour, light bitter. Palate: medium body, creamy texture. Astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1106) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Hazy orange liquid with thic head. Aroma of cider vinegar. Taste of berries, light sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Medium body, light feel, average carbonisation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1403) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with medium sticky-thick head. Aroma is sourish, wheat, fruity, citrus, weak vinegar. Taste is sour, berries, yeast,weak vinegar, mold. Medium body. Easy and smooth to drink

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3510) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
750 ml bottle
The second member of a world class flight compared well to the previous Raphael. Taking the sour experience in a different direction, it demonstrated why Panil is one of the only Italian breweries I am willing to pull the trigger on. Give it a shot if you somehow exhaust the Belgian list of unblended lambics or just want something different.

Aroma / Appearance - A bronze semitransparent base rests below an ivory head. Sheer legs release waves of sharp blue cheese, vinegar, and acid. Funky and bright, it has a residual aroma of caramel.

Flavor / Palate - A fluid caramel base binds together honey and ranch dressing. Oak, sour cream, vanilla, and malt vinegar work together in a way that defies all logic. The profile of this particular lambic sets it apart; rather than trying to imitate its kin from further north it carves out a unique niche.

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