20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.96/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Soapy haze and a detergent head characterizes this pale blonde strong ale. Lacing is decent. However, the label on the bottle is a bit harsh to look at.
Champagne notes, tart lemon, spiciness and dryness from the yeast, faint pale honey, pear nectar, clove/banana, and green grapes. Has a gentleness to it, in that, there's no chiming alcohol note. 8.2% offers very little interference in my enjoyment of the nose. There's just a faint squeal of booze that I can appreciate.
Spicy tripel yeast follows up with white wine and biscuity malt flavors. The esters range from subtle pear, white grape, and green apple skins in the middle; and finishes with some tartness and twang. Picking up more lemon and banana notes and that faint honeyed taste. Very rounded palate. Nice backend tickle. The booze is not tasted purely, but one can reminisce in its warmth. Has a medium Belgian Blonde body and a spritzy carbonation that activates all sorts of sensations. The mouthfeel is plus-plus. An accomplished BSPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 03:14:01 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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.