Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by kbuzz:
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. A 2010 vintage with a bottle date of 10/6/10.
A: Poured a burnt orange/amber body with reddish hues. Slightly murky. Produces a half finger off-white head that quickly dissipates. Still plenty of life - a steady stream of bubbles is keeping a thin layer of that head around...alcohol legs are very noticeable.
S: This has always been my favorite part of this beer. Wonderful caramel/confectionary notes combine wth plums, raisins, figs...tons of brown sugar. Brilliant smelling beer.
T/M: Taste isn't quite as fulfilling on the palate as the aroma is on the nose...but still quite good. Get most of the notes from the aroma - rum-soaked raisins, molasses, brown sugar...plenty of confectionary sweetness. Caramel malts go every which way in the middle of palate. Might be just a tad thin for the flavor profile. Carbonation is on the high end. Finishes sweet and juicy and coats the mouth.
O: A really solid example of the style...not quite as heavy and brutal on the palate as a Barleywine would...but a lot of the same notes in the flavor and aroma. This is a reliable beer if you dig dark fruits and juicy sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2012 02:41:44 | More by kbuzz
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Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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