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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 15.35%


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 +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

01-13-2012 01:17:17 | More by Buebie
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3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.