Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.05/5 rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
GLASS: Over-sized Wine Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Very clear golden honey colored liquid. Crystal clear. Not abit hazy, as I expect from most Belgian ales. Slight head which leaves quickly. Okay lacing.
Smells are what I'd expect. Slight white fruit smells. Peaches and apples, mostly. Some pepperey spice. Yeasty notes.
Slight sweetness. White fruits and honey. Spiciness. Yeasty bread notes.
No where near as creamy as it should be, IMO. Sort of rough, actually. The carbonation bubbles are too big, they should be smaller, therefore producing a creamier mouthfeel.
Not bad as a session beer, but if I'm spending this amount for a Belgian, I'd rather have an actual Belgian.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2008 20:49:03 | More by coldmeat23
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4.16/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up the Brewers' Picks mainly for this, though I like the Titan and get the Collette pretty regularly. Figure I'll just suffer through the three Denver Pale Ales in there (just kidding, actually looking forward to trying those again, as well).
Poured from a bottle into a goblet, light amber, really no head to speak of, just a thin sheen of small bubbles across the top and a modest collar. Totally clarified, light effervescence.
Smells sweet, yeasty, definitely get that Belgian yeast and some spice. Bottle says noticeable hops, but I'm not noticing it as much as they seem to think I should. A little boozy. Flavor follows suit, with more hops, biscuit and malt presence. Definitely sweet, with a nice boozy edge.
Overall, why did they take away the six packs, again? Seriously, this stuff's really good, worth getting the brewers' picks to try it if you haven't. Recommend if you like their Collette and Orabelle.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 03:50:29 | More by BeerWizard
Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.