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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-07-2011)
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einman, Aug 30, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +23.2%

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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impending, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sanford_and_son, Jun 30, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev 0%

A golden amber tap pour into a chalice with one finger head and light lacing on the drink. Good carbonation. An excellent nose, redolent of bananas, spices and yeasty esters. The flavor is complex, banana bready with nutmeg and a touch of alcohol on a backbone of bready malt. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I'd like but still medium bodied. The alcohol is warming on the tongue but not excessively so.

Overall, an excellently enjoyable brew. I likes it muchly. A little pricey at $6 a pour.

mnredsoxfan69, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Louski, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Dave2234, May 25, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured from tap into a pint glass at the Harriet tap room.

Appearance: A deep clear golden color with a nice white creamy foam head that leaves a nice white cap throughout and some sticky lacing.

Smell: Sweet Belgian yeast and wheat with a little toasted malt and some spices like nutmeg and clove. Welcoming.

Taste: Sweet and fruity with just the right amount of malt and spice. For an 8.5 ABV beer, you can't really taste the alcohol much.

Overall: A really nicely done Belgian Strong Ale. Has all the right flavors in all the right places and a good blend of yeast, spice and malt.

ChopperSmith, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

abaer123, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Joey1566, Nov 30, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -15.8%

Got this on tap at a recent venture out to Harriet. The color was very light hay, cloudy and had thin white head. Smells were strongly lactic and sour. Mouthfeel was smooth and not abrasive. I was disappointed with the taste. Not very sour. Overall, it just tasted like sour milk in the finish to me. I love sours, so this was sad. There was good citrus notes in the front of the pallet, though. Glad I tried it, don't want it again.

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

Was not planning on drinking this the night I bought but the growler started leaking. Pours a hazy golden color with two fingers of head that fill the tulip glass beautifully. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. A lot of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

At first I pick up a lot of fruity esters. Hints of pears, bananas, and grapes. But eventually some spicy phenols sneak in as well. Can pick up the pale malt with hints of bread and grains. This could fool me into thinking it was from Belgium.

The flavor starts of fruity with a semi-dry malt flavor but eventually the phenols sneak in and take over in the finish. Not quite as vinous as many Belgian examples tend to be, but still a lot of esters to round out the flavor. Hints of pears and cloves. No sign of alcohol.

Full and rich body. The carbonation is spot on so I am glad I did not put off drinking the growler until later.

I tend to judge American examples of Belgian styles more harshly, but this almost is there as far as fooling me it came from Belgium. One of the better New World examples of the style.

morimech, Nov 16, 2013
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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.