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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The aroma is distinctly Belgian and has a hint of fruit. As with most Belgian beers, the hops are primarily used for bitterness and provide little to no flavor or aroma. We kept the malt bill relatively simple to allow each malt to come through in its own way without getting all muddled together. The caramel and chocolate malts, in particular, work well together and you can taste each of them in the beer. We also added a large amount of Belgian Extra Dark Candi Syrup during fermentation, which darkened the color, imparted dark fruit-like flavors, and boosted the alcohol. Despite its high strength though, the alcohol only comes out as a warmth on the back end but is not over powering. The aftertaste is slightly sweet but also has a dryness that makes you want more.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle - thanks Mora2000! Pours clear deep ruby black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is dried fruit, molasses, figs, maybe chocolate, spices. Flavor is the same, light sweet, rich of orange zesty, spices. Medium body, airy carbonation. Too spiced for my tastes. ABV is well hidden though!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Copper pour with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Dates, raisins, banana, and a touch of spice. Some chocolate, alcohol, and yeast. Big sweetness of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Strong date, plum, and raisin flavors. Hints of clove, nutmeg, chocolate, and yeast. A little bit boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
Deep brown almost black in the glass. Aroma of yeast and dried fruits. Somewhat bitter with nice raisin and dried fruits notes on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark pour with a small head. Aroma is dark fruit, lemons, and roast. Taste is chocolate, roast, more banana, and just a whole lot of stuff happening at the end. Torn between whether I was happy at complexity or whether I was confused by a too much going on.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
I don’t get the hype of the Devine Reserve series. To me, only one was out of this world, the pumpkin beer. This didn’t compare to the quads I’ve had from La Trappe, Rochefort, Westy or even Allagash.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Thanks, Drew. Nose has moderate dark fruits and sweetness. Fairly full body with a touch of booze. Touch of spice. Well rounded.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
Easily one of the most dissapointing of the Divine series. The most notable problem is how thin the palate is for the style. There is just no life in this beer when in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Tap @ Porch Swing Pub. Very dark pour with no head but I didn’t see them draw it. Dark fruit and chocolate are somewhat overwhelmed by the alcohol sharpness. Think I’ll let the 6-pack my wife picked up age a bit before diving in.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Deep garnet, tan head ever so briefly. Dark fruit in the nose, raisins and figs. Sweet on the tongue. Middle is nutmeg and mince meat, a little oily. Finish presents light hop bitterness, coco, and warming alcohol. Good beer, but the sum does not equal the parts.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bold and beefy. Strong aroma of alcohol, malted grain and raisin. Thick. Flavors of berry and malt. Nice finish. Very drinkable but dangerous with its high above. Great job saint a.


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