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Invocation - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
86
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 153
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a classic tulip. No freshness date evident. Received from good friend Erinn on his family's recent stop-over through Charlottesville -- thanks friend in hops.

A: Slightly murky peach with solid, 1-finger of ivory, foamy head with decent retention and a reasonable collar of lace around the top.

S: Aroma is a bit solventy and mineral but some light fruits like apple and pear poke through. The hoppiness is pretty grassy, a little minty, and herbal with a little bit of lemon there too. The grain character doesn't really make it close to the front like this style should. The peppery spicines of the yeast esters are in there and bring some phenolic twang to the aroma that doesn't mix too well with the minor malt aroma. There are also some bubble gum/candy esters which don't really work well.

T: The flavor is a little to muddled and not committal enough with too much going on and nothing really moves to the front. The fruitness (pears, golden apples) is the most immediate but gives way to some more yeasty esters and some more steely, solventy alcohols. The spiciness and peppery nature of the yeast component is very strong and overwhelms and muddies this beer substantially. The grain character is still pretty absent, a signature in Duvel and other classic BSGAs. The hoppiness is lost in the esters with some minty, herbal qualities but not enough to push the beer ahead. The bitterness is medium but equal parts hops and alcohol bitterness.

M: Not as light and drinkable as the top-tier and definitely starts to get a little thicker on the palate than it should with a little warming. The carbonation is medium and should be higher.

O: Not a bad stab but has quite of few improvements including less hoppiness, less solventy, hot alcohols, a little more subdued spicy, peppery phenolic yeast profile while preserving a complex yeast ester palette, and a more up-front pilsner grain character. Not one of Wild Heaven's better beers.

argock, Jul 28, 2014
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Invocation from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.