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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 Questi di Torrechiara fanno delle birre molto originali, ma a dire il vero non sono così tanto costanti. Comunque superiore alla media. edit: Migliorata col tempo!

4.5
KnutAlbert (6797) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle from Domus Birrae, Rome.
Hazy yellow. Sweet grapes, peaches, dry tongue feel. Funky lambic style barnyard and sourness. Citrus, dirt, aged beef, old gouda, gym socks. The wild yeast character of the original is mellowed a little by the barrel aging, but there is still lambic funnkiness aplenty here.
Complex, but not too extreme. This could be used with food, in food or as a schoolbook example on how tom make lambic outside Belgium.
I think it is time for Panil to expand a bit, this should be widely available!

4.4
jtclockwork (17467) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dany (and Jay for muling). Shared at Clocking New Year. Pours lemon gold with white head. Nose and taste of rustic funk, sour malt, lemon, lemon cake, horse blanket and oak. Medium body. Perfect balance. Delicious.

4.4
666ale (92) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
A very good oude gueuze from Italy. Complex aroma that introduces a nice sour taste with flowery and wild fruity notes.

4.3
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2011 Bottled 75cl. An amazing beer. Definitely underrated. I reveled in each sip of this beer on a wonderful sunny day and didn’t feel like writing my impressions. Fantastic. At least a 4.2 for my tastes.

4.3
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
In short: An intensely rustic blonde ale of some kind. Dry, citrusy

How: Bottle 750ml, split three-way. Mega-thanks to Fred82 for hooking me with this gem after I screwed up our order of that very beer

The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a small white head

In long: Superb strong rustic nose, this is not lambic-funky, this is just intensely rustic. I often use my own description of “walking in a countryside field”, but rarely has it been more true than with this beer. Taste is loaded with hay and dry wheaty cereals (light sensation of Shreded Wheat™), some citrus fruits notes and that omnipresent rustic yeast character. I suspect the not-so-high ratings on this one is because it is classified as a Lambic. This is obviously no lambic. If I was to compare Panil Divinatale to one beer it would be a Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam, only less funky but more rustic (if that makes any sense). This is one fancy high-priced beer that I would love to session. It is very expensive but I will buy more bottles if given the opportunity because I have a great investment strategy. With the economy going down and homelessness on the rise, I’m investing my money in shopping cart manufacturers.

4.3
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2011
Appearance: Light Orange Aroma: Wood, yeast Taste: sour, little sweetness Palate: mb Overall: 18/20. Well balanced!

4.3
j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle at James’ place for A Clocking New Years! Pours a very faintly hazed gold with a thin white head. Lemony funk on the nose, big musk and citrus peels. Medium-bodied, soft funk with a nice acid tone, hints of acetone but lovely funk covers it all up. Long musk and big cheesy funk into the finish. Amazingly good.


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