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Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 94
Gots: 109 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001)
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AKBelgianBeast

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have never been a big fan of malty christmas ales, but this one is pretty decent. It pours a dark brown with reddish hue and thin head. The nose is immeadiatly malty and reflects the taste. The first sip and taste is eerily similar to deschuttes jubelale, however the finish is stronger with even more of a malty taste and warmer resolution ( due to the 8.1% abv im sure) i would guess this would be quite good after a year of cellaring at the right temp. good ale, start with a few belgians, finish with a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2007 02:20:39 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.