1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Halucidation - Lucid Brewing

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

22 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucid Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BRClemons on 11-28-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Snow81:
Photo of Snow81
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Snow81, Feb 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4/5  rDev +1.3%

IchLiebeBierZu, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
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 Strong Pale Ale blend. Still maintains enough of a beer flavor to satisfy me.

morimech, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bigbeers84, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of billhelm
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nmann08, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of pcarney8
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

pcarney8, May 10, 2014
Photo of BRClemons
4/5  rDev +1.3%

BRClemons, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Chasmill70
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
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!

Chasmill70, May 13, 2014
Photo of Tyecko
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Tyecko, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

vfgccp, May 31, 2014
Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DaveAnderson, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

AnalogErik, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Herky21
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Herky21, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

uturn, May 16, 2014
Photo of Cyclone8
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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.

Cyclone8, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of vince4953529
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

vince4953529, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Joey1566
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Joey1566, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Pencible
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Pencible, May 19, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -24.1%

XmnwildX12, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Petcha
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Petcha, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of boozeRevooze
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer was very unique for me. The beer was bold, bright and complex. At 12.5%abv it shouldn't be taken lightly since its hidden quite well. The Frontenac grape is very apparent in this beer but, not enough to overtake the characteristics of a beer.

boozeRevooze, Jun 13, 2014
Halucidation from Lucid Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.