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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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88
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.99%
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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Reviews by Buebie:
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

My first time out at the brewery last week. I was able to walk with the gf from her house only a few blocks. That was pretty awesome.
Pretty chill place to fill growlers, sit on couches and drink beer/ talk with the brewers.

Poured from the growler into a stemless wine glass.
Head at first was fairly thick, creating about an inch of white. Quick to recede with only a small ring around the collar.
Color is true to style, presenting a brilliant golden color with a bit of unfiltered yeasty haze.
Aroma is divine, just as the tittle of the beer would assume it to be.
Straw, barnyard funk, malt, banana and cloves. Sweet and fruity with a little of that typical belgian sourness.
Taste is almost identical to aroma, except with more fruity sour funk and yeasty bread flavor.
Slightly peppery too.
Mouthfeel is providing quite a bit of carbonation tickle, but also balancing with a little slickness.

Overall this is one of the better, if not top 3 best in style for me. Not usually a fan of this style really. But I do like this one.
Had it on-tap a few times at the nile in its altered orange peel versions. I did seem to like those much better. but this is still a fantastic beer.
So pumped that I can walk a few blocks and pick it up, be greeted at the door and get fantastic locally brewed beer.

01-13-2012 01:17:17 | More by Buebie
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deebo

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

A-Dark golden orange appearance, with a moderate off-white colored head.

S-Yeasty banana esters are noticeable, with some clove spiciness and malty goodness. Some spicy hops are also apparent.

T-Nice malt backbone, balanced with some bitter hops. Lots of yeasty fruitiness present.

M-Heavier than some of the other Belgian strong golden ales I've had. I like the mouthfeel of this beer. More like a good tripel.

D-Good for the style-this growler won't last long.

Overall this beer hides the high alcohol content very nicely (dangerous!) and has a good balance of flavors. A very nice version of this style. They are doing a real good job at Harriet brewing. Am excited to try their saison which will be coming soon. Great addition to the Minneapolis beer scene!

03-20-2011 21:30:45 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2012 05:14:59 | More by NilocRellim
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

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.

05-23-2014 21:27:47 | More by ChopperSmith
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abaer123

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-21-2014 06:42:33 | More by abaer123
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

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.

11-18-2013 00:03:14 | More by pourmeadrink
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

Had a pint from the bar at Tilia in Minneapolis. Wow, this surprised me. It tastes like the best I've tried of Unibroue's strong pales. There's a rich spice, but with a stronger, cutting bitterness that makes this beer distinctly American. This ale can hang with the best of Belgium, but offers a stateside twist with the spicy hops kicking in with the herbal spice of the yeast. Despite the strength it feels like and effervescent thanks to spot-on carbonation. Find this beer and enjoy.

11-21-2011 00:05:26 | More by tempest
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stpjames

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-24-2013 18:18:08 | More by stpjames
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-24-2012 22:25:26 | More by zonker17
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morimech

Minnesota

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.

11-16-2013 23:49:56 | More by morimech
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raygaymadness


3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Nice creamy body that fades a little faster then some. Smells like a wonderful Belgain beer, orange vanella and aprocot notes. Taste is solid but has a little too much of a alchol taste once beer warms. I would also call out that the beer is a little thin but I believe this is the result of the ABV.

03-02-2012 12:49:11 | More by raygaymadness
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-17-2014 15:44:52 | More by Louski
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langfot99

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-29-2011 14:11:59 | More by langfot99
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-10-2012 17:39:13 | More by FreshmanPour77
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HANGOVER


4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-31-2012 04:09:19 | More by HANGOVER
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allouez86

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-11-2011 19:54:01 | More by allouez86
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%

from a growler

A- pours a hazy golden sunset color with a nice head and a fresh collar..with lacing on the glass

S- is golden and fresh.. bananas and clove mixed with fruits like oranges and apricots .so fresh

T- is fresh fruits..bananas and peach oranges .. mix with malts oh and yes some hops are front and center..clove and apples finish this off

M- is burst and fresh with loads pf belgian flavor..very nice

D- such a beautiful brew so fresh so good so delicious

03-05-2011 00:30:22 | More by gatornation
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-06-2013 21:45:40 | More by PieOhMy
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-11-2013 21:37:15 | More by DangerDawg
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-02-2014 01:18:17 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Dave2234

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-25-2014 01:58:44 | More by Dave2234
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-18-2014 16:52:34 | More by billhelm
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-17-2012 02:03:51 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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hoeg0015

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-15-2011 20:20:18 | More by hoeg0015
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MplsMel


4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-08-2012 23:01:33 | More by MplsMel
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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.