Cellar 3: Divine Belgique | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Cellar 3: Divine BelgiqueCellar 3: Divine Belgique
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ONovoMexicano on 05-28-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
6.28%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of GarbageMan10
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into my Chimay goblet. My bottle lists the abv as 8.50%, but the label looks the same as the photo here. Pours a slightly cloudy light amber color with lots of carbonation and a medium sized white bubbly head. Not much lacing and better than average head retention for a highly carbonated head. Aroma is light fruit, a little hops presence and belgian yeast. Flavor is a bit more muted that my favorite Tripels. The peppery spicing is lacking. The yeast takes a back seat to the fruit and hops. It has many elements of a good Tripel but lacks the WOW factor. Mouthfeel is rich and nicely carbonated. Alcohol is well hidden. This is a pretty good Tripel but not one of the best.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Lots of foam sitting atop a clear light gold liquid. Smells of hop perfume if that makes any sense. Fruitiness here is of the dark pitted kind. The sweet notes I get are chocolate like. Fruity and chocolate taste, yeasty, I like the hop variety used but to me, the beer lacks vibrancy. Muted, if you will. Not bad but not worth $15.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, hazy golden yellow color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of grains, yeast and spices. Sweet caramel and grain flavor. Nice spiciness you expect with a Tripel.

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Photo of mactrail
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big rush of foam, more so in the narrow glass, better presentation in the tall Grand Cru goblet. Deeply fragrant with pear and yeast. A whiff of honeysuckle, banana, an. A lot of clove, but more in the flavor. Brewer says it is dry-hopped with Czech Saaz and Styrian Goldings.

Sweet honey taste with loads of malt, but also tangy. The hot cereal, Cream of Wheat taste with pears. Spicy finish like fruitcake. A touch of hoppy taste and bitterness along with the yeasty aftertaste. This is one of the most lush and sexy Tripels I've tasted. From the 750 ml corked bottle purchased at Barons Market in San Diego.

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Photo of richj1970
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft at the local shop.

A: Golden yellow with one finger white head. Short retention and light lacing.

S: Banana, clove, and fruity yeast esters.

T: Traditional Belgian yeast with a strong dose of black pepper and cloves. Some banana sweetness lingering.

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Just a touch heavy for a tripel.

O: Enjoyable tripel but glad I opted for the draft pour than a full bottle.

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Photo of travolta
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chard_wells
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, orangish body with one-finger head and lace. The aroma is mild and fruity with some strong yeast and candi sugar-like scents. Strong beer that is a bit sticky and boozy with a sweetness akin to tropical fruits and candi sugar but a bit of yeast and banana/clove spice as well. Beer is well blended and goes down smooth and while a touch of heat is in the finish it is clean and enjoyable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i have come to know this cellar 3 series for barrel aged beers, and while this one isnt, i have also known this series for incredible quality, and this is certainly consistent with that! a great take on the style, hard to believe its as strong as it is, drinks like a classic 6% belgian pale or something. maybe a bit less nuanced, especially on the grain side of thing, than some of the best tripel styles in the world, but i like it being a little lighter and cleaner, very little of the residual sugar we generally see in the style, and quite a bit more hops in the flavor too. a softer sort of dry hop aroma, with a little grassy bitter in the finish, a pleasant and uncommon match with the base beer, but also really neat with this yeast, which is for me the star of the show, earthy and grassy too, with a soft sweet spice component and enormously efficient apparently. slight red apple in here, white grape maybe, but i didnt find this real fruity. floral honey note there at the end, before the hops. great carbonation, no alcohol sting at all, and just a really well made beer that can get you drunk a lot faster than you would think. i appreciate the price coming down too, without the barrels. i do think this would be suited well to white wine or even gin barrels, but they arent needed in the least...

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that dissipates rather quickly. The beer itself is a nice clear medium amber with a slight deep gold note to it. It's looks like a pretty nice tripel that is a little darker but it still works.

The smell is very good and interesting. The yeast gives off a good moderate banana bread note with a a light bitterness from the various dank hop notes that are generally hard to deal with. In this case, the dank seems to be a bit dialed down but still somewhat there.

The taste is good but not as interesting or as good as the smell. It's a unique blend of various hops that create an interesting and subtle bitterness. The Monastery yeast creates a nice moderate banana bread and spice note while the Belgian sugar is also a bit subtle compared to other beers of the style. It isn't super bitter but has a nice moderate bitterness to it.

The feel is pretty good. It's sort of a heavy medium body that is pretty smooth with a nice tingly carbonation sensation.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer in the series and worth searching out. It's a bit different but manages to maintain the same notes but with a nice twist to it.

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Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poens with a modest pop. Pours an effervescent bronze with 2 fingers of beige colored head. Vergy good lacing & head retention

S: Perfumy hops, pears; juicy fruit/rubberband comes on strong once warm

T: Figs, pears, green apple skin, dryness & with little grassy & perfumy hops up front, a little juicy-fruit on the edges. Woody hops push through as this warms, along with apricot & pears, plus dryness, plenty of juicy-fruit too. Finishes grassy/floral with a a little dryness & rubberband, plus a little woody & herbal hops

MF: Lively carbonation, medium body; alright balance

A pretty good take on the style, not quite great, drinks easy for the style & ABV. Well worth picking up, if you are into this style

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cellar 3: Divine Belgique from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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