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Invocation - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

146 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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Florida9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-24-2014 00:46:04 | More by Florida9
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argock

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 04:27:40 | More by argock
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-20-2014 18:43:45 | More by Trevor030169
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07-12-2014 00:59:58 | More by BrewerDawg
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2014 04:54:50 | More by mrk829
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-20-2014 23:14:24 | More by Mlawrence
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-12-2014 22:47:26 | More by jayfolly
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-10-2014 00:40:54 | More by QuentinCall
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-09-2014 03:05:40 | More by markgugs
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TylerHagler

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-30-2014 15:22:08 | More by TylerHagler
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skywizzard

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-21-2014 14:03:12 | More by skywizzard
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-04-2014 23:07:45 | More by thatoneguymike
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-13-2014 12:39:29 | More by georgiaboy8686
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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rickcrip76

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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cosmicevan

New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to barrelandzachary for sending this my way along with a slew of others from this brewery (including some draft only offerings and properglassware).

Enjoyed from a wild heaven snifter.

a - brew poured a deep murky orange with a generous two fingers plus of frothy foamy head that was massive and chunky and left huge milkshake like lacing on the glass. head had really nice retention.

s - nose is fairly classic to style and on the sweet side (which is amazing since this is brewed without sugar). bubblegum and bananan...belgian sugar, some sweet grain.

t - a bit more spicey than the nose suggested...reminiscent of the trader joe beers that unibroue brews for TJs. again, big banana and bubblegum but tempered with white pepper, safe, and clove. a bit heavy on the pepper.

m - not as creamy as authentic BSPA, but above avg for an american take. heavy carbonation without being overdone.

o - overall, not a bad BSPA but far from the top...a bit too spicey for my tastes and seems to be a borderline tripel lite. ok but my least fav of the 4 beers i got to try from thus fine brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:58:09 | More by cosmicevan
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SoCaliC8

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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North Carolina

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Louisiana

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Invocation from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.