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Divine Oculust | Harriet Brewing

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Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 02-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.67/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of raygaymadness
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of pourmeadrink
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Divine Oculust from Harriet Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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