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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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BA SCORE
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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Reviews by PieOhMy:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PieOhMy, Apr 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of deebo
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

deebo, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +1.8%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of ChopperSmith
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

ChopperSmith, May 23, 2014
Photo of abaer123
4/5  rDev +1.8%

abaer123, May 21, 2014
Photo of pourmeadrink
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of tempest
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

tempest, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of stpjames
4/5  rDev +1.8%

stpjames, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

zonker17, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

morimech, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of raygaymadness
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

raygaymadness, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Louski, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

langfot99, Dec 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

FreshmanPour77, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HANGOVER, Dec 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

allouez86, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of gatornation
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

gatornation, Mar 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DangerDawg, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Dave2234, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BarrelAgedBarry, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hoeg0015, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MplsMel, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Showboat66, Apr 06, 2014
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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.