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RATINGS: 1764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English-style Old Ale. Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale -- it has been Great Divide’s winter seasonal each year since 1995. Hibernation’s massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time.

8.1% ABV through 2008
8.7% ABV in 2009

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klas (413) - - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. 30 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing. A bit sweet. Would maybe be even better after some aging.


3.7
rami_pl (3304) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Hibernation Ale by Great Divide Brewing Company at Powiśle Dziwne, orzechowo-karmelowo-drewniano-slodkie. Dosc lepkie i pelne. Dosc ciezkie w odbiorze. Acz ewidentnie fajne

3.7
vbaudry (139) - - JUN 9, 2017
Dark amber orange robe. Nose of caramel and flowers, quite refined. No bubbles. Light body. Refined palate on caramel and malt and something else, can’t say what. Bit of bitterness on the finish. Both refined, complex and a bit shy, would have expected some more actute aromas/notes.

3.7
yoxik75 (87) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Piana drobna trwała, zdobi szklo. Kolor bursztyn wpadający w czerwien klarowny. Aromat, karmel, melanoidyny, suszone owoce, przyjemny. Smak Podobnie jest karmel, ciemne słody, melanoidyny, owoce suszone, wyraźne chmielenie. Piwo pełne nie słodkie, szorstkie z wysoką lekko piolunowa goryczką. Piwo złożone, smaki grają, Klasyk, Bardzo dobre.

3.8
tricksta_p (4560) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2017
Can from Beergium. Aroma is dark malt, surprisingly potent coffee, caramel, cocoa, dark bread, nut, some toffee, chocolate, with a slight hoppy touch. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Body is above medium. Rich with plenty of coffee and cocoa, tasty stuff.

3.5
szymonskc (881) - Skórcz, POLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Zapach średnio intensywny, karmel, toffi, orzechy laskowe, zioła, chleb, suszone owoce. Kolor brązowy, klarowne. Piana beżowa, średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, lekki lacing. W smaku umiarkowana słodycz, średnia pełnia, karmel, chleb, zioła, cukier, orzechy. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie.

3.8
katrinaez (1921) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Pours a caramel brown, sickly sweet aroma of caramel and malts, medium mouthfeel, taste of malts and caramel to match the aroma, tap.

3.5
alteregoo (1394) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Piana drobna, średnio obfita, średnio trwała. Barwa brązowa, klarowna. W aromacie karmel, suszone owoce, orzechy laskowe, czarna herbata. Mało intensywny. W smaku półsłodkie, paleta dokładnie taka sama jak w zapachu, średnia, herbaciana goryczka, niskie do średniego, drobne wysycenie, ładnie schowany alkohol. Po ogrzaniu lekkie masełko. W odbiorze nieco szorstkie, delikatnie lepkie, nieźle pijalne.
Klasyczne angielskie ciemne piwo, bez historii i ekscytacji.

2.9
oberschlesier (52) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 12, 2017
Aroma - something like brown ale. Not very rich, rather empty, nothing special. Very nice ruby color. Bitterness is OK, maybe a very little alcoholic in aftertaste. Some notes of nuts, some notes of malts. Head is fine, small bubbles. Beer is rather watery. Average at all.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (20356) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2017
12 fl.oz can. Pours clear dark reddish brown colour with a huge good lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted dark caramelish malt, quite nutty and breadish. Taste of sweet roasted malt, caramel, some spices, bread, vanilla, quite nice!

3.2
DwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
355ml can at home. Dark amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with nice subtle bitter tones. Caramel, malts, brown sugar, ripe fruits and hops. OK brew.


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