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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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 KBomb:
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KBomb

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite clear golden color, capped with thick white head.

Smells quite funky, some bold Belgian yeast is making itself known to my nose. Banana, a little honeysuckle medicinal sweetness.

Again, the funk is assertive with the same yeasty/banana flavor. Starts off mildly sweet, finishes with a bit of band-aid taste + sour, and just a touch of hops that feels a little out of place. I feel like this beer is wanting a little more malt to give some balance to the yeast flavors. Things just aren't quite "gelling" the way they should.

Mouthfeel is a little wet, slick.

Some cool stuff happening with this beer and its parent brewery, but I feel like the fundamentals are a little off on this.

Serving type: growler

03-04-2012 01:12:24 | More by KBomb
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

07-18-2014 01:27:21 | More by vikinghorn
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sanford_and_son

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-30-2014 21:09:04 | More by sanford_and_son
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 04:57:48 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-16-2014 19:41:15 | More by KarlHungus
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2014 17:26:45 | More by Kenai4
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-09-2014 16:51:53 | More by skynyrdbyrd
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Showboat66

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-06-2014 05:24:46 | More by Showboat66
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Zach122

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2014 17:06:44 | More by Zach122
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Rudes

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-23-2014 18:09:41 | More by Rudes
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Pug

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Joey1566

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-30-2013 15:20:07 | More by Joey1566
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-14-2013 14:57:11 | More by drewfull
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.