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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (7036) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
At Kerstbierfestival 2016. Thnx for sharing ! Pours unclear blonde / amber. Small white head; Smell is sour, sharp, some funk, oak. Bit too sharp, some glue character. Taste is sharp, bit bitter, sour, dough, barrel, oak. meh.. Not really deep nor complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4502) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Aroma of tart, mild booze, herbs and peat, strangely enough. Taste has grassy herbs, mild peat, tart and oak. Strange lambic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (8662) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Thank you BDomua! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. Bottled 16SEP2014. Dark orange, little white head. Nose is weird plastic, almost bit peated, weirdly salty, messy, funk. Taste is sour, faint peat, almost smoked, sour plastic, vaguely salty, funk, citrus peel, grapefruit, Sour, malt, faintly peated almost. I have been hoping to try one of these for a long time, this one is bit of a disappointing. Strange flavours that I didnt really get into. Wild alright but a bit too wild & weird for me personally.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of roses, funk, malts, grapefruit. Sour flavour, grapes, malts. Finish grapes, funk. Nice. As Birra speciale maturata in legno.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, BDomua!)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14790) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Clear yellow to light orange color, small white head. Smell and taste a light fruity touch, brett, apricot, fruitpeel tart lightly. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5708) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Clear golden colour with no real head. Smells sourish, dusty, nice. Tastes slightly sourish, dusty, alightly fruity, pretty nice. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 75 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Kinnarniemi. Bottled 11.06.2013. Aroma has earthy notes, fruit candy and grapefruit. Flavour is tart with grapefruit, some orange and mild earthiness. Theres a sweetish orange tone that do not usually exist in Belgian ones. Refreshing, balanced and very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Cloudy golde, nice white head. Smells of lemon, dust, funk. Very lemony flavor, with notes of vinegar and dust. dry finish. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4442) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Il Birrificio. Pours cloudy golden with a high head. Aroma is sour malts. Flavor is sour malts with some apples. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10293) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
750 from Capones. Batch 4, 2014, Bottle 774. Pours hazy gold with frothy white head. Nose is of tart fruit, apricot, peach, yeasty funk. Tastes very funky, yeasty, with tart fruit, tannins, and hops.


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