Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a very clear gold with a short-lived white head a very little lace.
Smell: A muted reserved aroma is dextrinous malt (a hint of fruit) and alcohol with some banana phenols and spices.
Taste: There is a sweet malt attribute but this Belgian Strong Pales Borders on Malt licor to me. It is not bad. It has a fruity sweetness, pale malt, bread and spice flavor but it lacks the complex yeast flavors that make this style great. This one is a simple beer and doesnt quite have the depth I would be looking for. Still, tasty enough to try. Ill come back to it again in the future.
Mouthfeel: It is lively. That is well carbonated. Almost too much carbonation. It has a smooth dry finish after you get past the bubbliness.
Drinkability: It goes down easy enough with a dry finish but the alcohol it a little too prevent to consider it a sessioner and the carbonation a bit high to think of it as an evening nightcap sipper so it sits with me as an interesting one time novelty but not likely to find its way into my regular rotation of beers.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2007 20:29:42 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25
Nearly perfect crisp light golden color with fantastic clarity. White two-finger head rises and quickly falls. Little lacing.
Nicely spiced, clovey, a touch of dry banana, crisp.
Airy, light, no bitterness, smooth, easily drinkable, not overly spiced, heavy carbonation is nice and not too distracting, sweetness is leveled and not over taking. Very well blended
Solid ass brew! Very well thought out and well placed flavors. My only draw back was the cold harsh carbonation. Everything else rocked. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 03:36:43 | More by chugalug06
Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.