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Divine Oculust - Harriet Brewing

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88
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.6%

teathomas, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -32.7%
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.

kojevergas, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Hopstout, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of raygaymadness
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
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
Photo of pourmeadrink
3.31/5  rDev -16%
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 KBomb
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

KBomb, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

drewfull, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

zonker17, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

FreshmanPour77, Sep 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DangerDawg, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of BarrelAgedBarry
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BarrelAgedBarry, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KarlHungus, May 16, 2014
Photo of ahalloin
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

ahalloin, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

sanford_and_son, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

meghmmm, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

yanosh, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

RyanGustner, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mmulebarn, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

fuzzcherry, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

einman, Aug 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

mholm815, Aug 23, 2014
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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.