Bolle Di Luce | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Domingo on 03-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of SassyBootblack
3.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What's this? A Great Divide exclusive to Pasquini's pizza? Very interesting.

Appearance: Served in a shaker pint. Clear yellow with very little head.

Smell: Some confused malt smells, no hops in the aroma.

Taste: Blone ale seems about right. There's a grainy maltiness plus maybe a corn sweetness. It's a little fruity, so I would guess an ale.

Mouthfeel: Very clean and light bodied.

Drinkability: Inoffensive and light.

So it's a blonde ale or maybe a cream ale. It's a little dissapointing next to Great Divide's other great beers, but it's also a dollar cheaper than any of the other beers on tap. Looks like they were trying to make an cheap, accessable lawnmower beer and succeeded.

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Photo of Domingo
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a unique beer that's only on tap at Pasquini's pizza locations in the Denver area.
Brewed by Great Divide, I can only assume it's a little bit like their take on a Euro pils, although I'm about 90% sure it's an ale based upon the flavor profile. I have it listed as a blonde ale, but it could also be a filtered wheat beer or even a hybrid beer like Samurai - which is it's closest cousin in terms of flavor.
Arrives a golden color that's a hint lighter than a pils with a nice fluffy head on the top.
The nose reveals this as an ale with fruity notes (mild green apple, pear) and a crackery malt hit.
The crispness of the malt reminds me a bit of Samurai. It's a little biscuity, but not one-dimensional. Mild fruit notes come in the middle, and the finish is clean with a cracker-like dryness.
This is easy drinking and a nice pair with pizza or anything with robust meat/tomato flavors.
Drinkability is actually a strength. The clean finish, non-heavy body, but solid flavor profile make this an easy beer to have 2-3 of.
The easiest comparison to make is that this is like a Samurai with darker malts and filtering. It's oversimplified, but I haven't been able to find out much else about it.
It's good, that simple. If you're at Pasquini's, give it a shot.

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Bolle Di Luce from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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