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Halucidation - Lucid Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucid Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BRClemons on 11-28-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, darker amber color with almost two fingers of head that settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. The lees in the bottle cloud up the glass on the last pour. It certainly looks attractive.

Fruity ester yeast aroma and of course it has vinous qualities as well. Nice amount of pale malt is detected. No sign of alcohol.

The flavor is where the white grapes really come through. The alcohol comes up as well and finishes like a white wine with flavor and warmth. Notes of fruit like pears and apples. An interesting experiment.

Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Good texture.

Sort of drinks like a white wine, Belgian Tripel blend. Still maintains enough of a beer flavor to satisfy me.

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Aroma: Somewhat tart and sulfury initially, but clears a bit when driven off by swirling. I get more white grape aroma and the Belgian yeast esters of pear and clove. Some sugary sweetness noted as well. No hop aroma noted.
Appearance: Golden color with excellent clarity. A fine, nearly white head that fades to edge of glass, but persists.
Flavor: Up front sharp white wine character that then fades to a light malt/pilsner type finish. In the middle I get light banana and pear esters. The end shows a return of that sulfur flavor on the back of the tongue. Definite alcohol warming, but not boozy hot. Lingering aftertaste of white grapes with a dry finish.
Overall: An interesting beer and a base style that seems to go well with the grape. This is the best Lucid beer I've had to date, and is complex and unusual.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - Apricot color. Lovely and clear.
S - Sour and wine grapes.
T - Great combo of sweet, sour and wine. It's like the best of both worlds.
MF - A little thin, but easy drinking. Finish is a hint astringent.
O - This is a wonderful blend of what is best about wine and beer. So good. I hope Lucid makes it again!

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I have no idea how the person who created the post for this beer described it as a Belgian Pale Ale, that's incredibly inaccurate. The brewery says:
"HALUCIDATION is a collaboration with Parley Lakes Winery and is a unique beer/wine hybrid. We selected Minnesota native Frotenac Gris grapes for their apricot, and tropical fruit character to balance with the peppery esters of the a high alcohol Belgian-style ale.
Strong Belgian Ale Brewed with Parley Lakes Frotenac Gris grape juice.
12.5%ABV"

In any case, with none of that information in hand, I ordered a pour of it, and I'd classify it as a saison (as it is on Untapped) simply because that's what it tastes like. It is absolutely delicious, one of my favorite saisons that I've ever had. It's one of those beers where every sip reveals something new, there is a lot going on in there - it'll have your taste buds doing a happy dance.

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Halucidation from Lucid Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.