Great Divide 20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian-style Ale is a golden example of our traditional bold character, but with a little something special to commemorate this milestone. Fermented with Viognier grape juice, 20th Anniversary is both delicate and assertive. Big without being brutish, cunning without being cloying, this is a grown-up beer for a big-time celebration.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bomber bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a small sized head. Yeast, fruits, some spices, and grapes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Specs. 2 years old at drinking. Rating #4400. Big head response, murky appearance. Brownish red. Fruity aroma. Grape meat, Some spice on the flavor. A slight bit of warmth can be felt. Dark fruit with a little sweetness. Some esters may have fallen off over time. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours a straw color with half a finger of white head. Little lacing down the sides. Nose is Belgian yeast, cut grass, coriander, grape, some citrus. Taste is quite a bit of citrus and Belgian yeast on the front and finishes relatively dry. Feel is crisp with moderate-heavy carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle:   Dull straw, a bit hazy, soft frothy white head, little lacing.   Bready nose, yeasty.   Similar tongue, slighlty bright.   Reminds me of an American Tripel.   A little fruity, perhaps its like White Grape juice.   Finishes a little dry.   A little juicy on the finish, less bready but more fruity.   Tiz decent, clean, but a bit boring.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (595) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Hazy golden color. Sweet fruity aroma of bread and small citrus hints. Fruity taste with a bit much yeast. Lingering finish with spices and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1565) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2016
June 1st, 2014 - Great Divide is celebrating a huge landmark with the gorgeously labeled 20th Anniversary Ale, a cloudy, thick, pudding like body of a brew with a similarly creamy head to match. The dense fog of the body settles up top, gradually peeling away near the bottom of the glass, eventually turning into a clearer brew, providing a full body spectrum for the eye to linger on. The aroma is crammed with Belgian yeast scents, with tons of freshly unwrapped, chalky, dusty blobs of Bazooka Joe (old fashioned) bubble gum. Globs of overripe banana mush, ripe for a shake or a smoothie, are present in the aroma, too, and decorated with brown sugar and vanilla. The thick caramel sweetness of the aroma finds is mismatched with the flavor, tangy, tangy, tangy. Banana appears here too with a slight fermented booze edge, but that funky tang reminds me of a pear doused in liqueurs, or a freshly sliced pear hiding under a sheet of greek yogurt, garnished with clove and dry grains, like a saison.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (513) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bomber into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellow, with a big white head that quickly fades. Nose is Belgian yeast notes of cloves, bananas, and licorice. Taste is that of a typical Belgian strong ale, with a dry finish containing a hint of grapes. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, with a nice hop bite to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (1068) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Aroma: grapes, Belgian spice, grass, citrus, bread Appearance: hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6857) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and light yeasty spicy. Similar taste with a bready aroma. Fairly sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice and well made.


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