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Invocation - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010

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Ratings: 165 | Reviews: 59
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3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bareju
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque gold with a thin white head.

Smell is fruity and yeasty.

Taste is sweet and light, with a nice light carbonation and a bit of a syrupy feel. Having a hard time pinning down unique flavors, but the blend is quite nice. Sweetness up front, fruity esters in the middle, with a nice crisp bitterness that carries it away. I enjoy the hoppiness in this one, which I think is more pronounced than in most Belgian golden ales.

Overall very good. One of the few goldens I've liked. It's a big beer but I can't stop sipping!

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Photo of argock
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Invocation from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
88 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.