20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.35/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. One finger of white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A yeasty and fruity Belgian style aroma with good hints of grape juice and spice. Upfront scent of Belgian yeast with hints of clove, funk, coriander, and white pepper. Big presence of fruit esters with big hints of white grapes giving a white wine like aroma. Other fruit hints include banana, pear, orange, lemon, and slight apple. Subtle hints of noble hops. Solid scent of malt with hints of straw, cracker, and biscuit. A pretty nice aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, a fruity and fairly spicy Belgian yeast driven taste with good notes of grape and other fruit. Upfront taste of Belgian yeast along with notes of clove, funk, white pepper, and coriander spicing. Big taste of musty white grape juice giving a wine like taste. Also good fruit notes of banana, orange, lemon, pear, and apple. Some bubblegum notes as well. Notes of noble hops. Pale malt with notes of straw, grains, cracker, and biscuit. A pretty solid Belgian style taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy but pretty drying. Booze heat is pretty tame.
Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Strong Belgian Pale Ale. Good yeasty and spicy notes with a big kick from the added grape juice.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 07:29:56 | More by MattyG85
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3.16/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Draft pour at Duckworth's, Huntersville North Cackalacky.
Pours much lighter than I expected, looks like a pils in the glass, with minimal snow-white head and lacing. The nose is underwhelming, bit soapy and bready and the taste is similar. The alcohol is very well hidden and the beer is quite drinkable. I'm baffled why this brew would serve as their 20th Anniversary offering.
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2014 22:33:19 | More by Mantooth
20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.