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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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87
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
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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teathomas


1/5  rDev -74.4%

12-01-2012 18:23:50 | More by teathomas
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kojevergas

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a tulip in a bar in St. Paul, Minnesota. Reviewed from notes. I didn't have any expectations. Not paired with food.

A: Pours a half finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and awful retention. Semitransparent gold colour.

Sm: Must, hops, and barley. Moderate in strength and bland.

T: Mild handful of hops, milky caramelized malt, and plain boring barley as a foundation. It's a bit simple, and boring at that. It's decently balanced and built, but why brew this?

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some sharpness - perhaps overcarbonation. Kind of complementary of the flavours, but certainly not tailored to them.

Dr: Drinkable but boring. I'd never get it again. Even fans of the style will likely find it disappointing. Drink and forget, lads. Drink and forget.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 00:47:48 | More by kojevergas
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-11-2012 23:13:00 | More by Hopstout
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raygaymadness


3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -13%
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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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-26-2013 17:23:56 | More by MNBeerGeek
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drewfull

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-14-2013 14:57:11 | More by drewfull
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-13-2013 07:12:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-24-2012 22:25:26 | More by zonker17
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery during tap room hours.
Pours a brilliant clear straw yellow with terrific tight white head of small bubbles that lingers for the entire downing of the glass.

The smell is distinctly Belgian with notes of clear candy sugar, spices (thyme?), and yellow raisins. Slight note of dms from pils malt. Some fruitiness as well.

Strong phenolic flavor from the yeast brings out spiciness and fruity esters. Pils malt drops in some complexity. Bitter, herbal, and medium dry finish.

High carbonation works well for this beer.

Overall this is a good example of the style but not entirely impressive. The herbal nature is a bit too intense for my taste.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 00:08:40 | More by ahalloin
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sanford_and_son

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-29-2013 22:53:05 | More by zestar
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meghmmm

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-03-2013 19:42:12 | More by meghmmm
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-06-2013 23:15:35 | More by yanosh
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RyanGustner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-09-2012 23:25:18 | More by RyanGustner
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-13-2013 11:41:58 | More by mmulebarn
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-19-2013 19:27:39 | More by fuzzcherry
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deebo

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -2%
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!

Serving type: growler

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

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.