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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. This is the first Divine Reserve that we have filtered. This decision was made to make the hop flavors brighter, plus it would have been a bottling nightmare with all the hop bits in it. This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. Though the recipe and style indicate this beer to be enjoyed fresh, we expect this beer to develop interestingly over the years.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (242) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bomber bottled on 3/4/14. This is a good looking beer. Dark orange/amber pour, nice fluffy off white head. Leaves nice alcohol legs on it. Aroma is big citrus hops, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, mango... just amazing. Taste is lots of orange and grapefruit, but a sweet maltiness to take the bitter edge off. Nice sticky mouthfeel, nice dry finish. There’s a lot to like about this beer, and I’m glad I finally got around to trying it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4031) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big fruity hops, tangy, floral to, nice malt backbone. Promising. Flavour is a nice round medium bitter fruity hop bonanza, citric, floral, malt, caramel. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled: 23dec13 (I think) Pours amber and hazed with a solid creamy quilt. Smells of resin, citrus, biscuit, some pine and sweetness. Flavor follows with a solid biscuit malt character with some tea. There is some bitterness and also some pine and resin. Medium on full bodied with omderately hi carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer, would be nice to know if I were drinking a bottled on date or a best by date.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2725) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of Zer0. Pours a clear copper colored beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is really nice and hoppy, citric grapefruits and all that. Some sweet malts detected in the background, nicely balanced. Flavor is very fruity, tropical fruits mostly. Nice and hoppy and no yeast detected. Crisp, bitter aftertaste. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, bitter, pine. Full flavor, very balanced. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1690) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Amber with a white frothy, lacy lasting head. Nice smell of citrus hops caramel and flowers. Nice smooth citrus with a decent balanced bitter finish. Caramel and pine. Nice level of hoppiness. Very gold beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at THT. Pours clear amber. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit, malts,hops and hay. Heavy bitter and moderate sweet. Full bodied. Awesome balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light grassy hop and a little malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a huge nettle hop palate that totally dominates. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3754) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of heavy citrus and medium malt. Full body, flavour of tangerine, roast malt, pretty bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours clear golden brown with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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