Halucidation | North Loop Brew Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Loop Brew Co
Minnesota, United States
northloopbrew.co

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BRClemons on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Snow81:
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours hazy gold under a 1” white foam collar that quickly drops to a film that leaves splotches of lace.
S: Grape, melon, spice, light grains
T: Fruit, melon, tropical fruit, banana, spice with a spicy fruit aftertaste. The alcohol is unnoticeable. The malt is in the background along with a little graininess. There is an interaction between sweet and tart especially on the finish.
M: The carbonation is medium low but it comes across creamy and finely bubbled. Medium body.
O: A bit of a wine beer hybrid. Using some champagne yeast to bring the carbonation up would add siome acidity and bite to balance the sweetness and would put this beer over the top.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morimech
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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 Tripel blend. Still maintains enough of a beer flavor to satisfy me.

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Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Blackop555
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold. foamy, short, white head fades quickly.

Smells grape spice, yeast funk, fruit and sugar.

Tastes fruity and clove, yeast funk, bready malt and grape. Followed by grape and hints of wine. Finish is dry with grape and yeast linger. Alcohol well hidden. Full body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of billhelm
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of pcarney8
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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Photo of BRClemons
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Chasmill70
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
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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Photo of Tyecko
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ristaccia
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of M-Jez84
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgy
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Herky21
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Cyclone8
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
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.
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 North Loop Brew Co
4.06 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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