Cellar 3: Divine Belgique
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ranked #115
Ranked #16,090
4.01 | pDev: 5.99%
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
Very Good
Cellar 3: Divine BelgiqueCellar 3: Divine Belgique
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inspired by the abbey and sewn together with west coast innovation, science and art, the Cellar 3 team draws the attention of Trappist ale fans with a Tripel of dry and bitter proportions and with the fruity and spicy charm to seduce the senses effortlessly.

Divine Belgique pours a deep golden, light amber color and laced with a mild yeasty glow. Lacy, frothy and bubbly, the creamy ale lures the nose with light profile fruit, light spice and an overall white wine impression with hints of grain. And those hints turn into bold statements as a rich sensation of honey, biscuit and bread crust greets the initial palate with aromatic grains and sweet flavor.

As the flavors unfold on the middle palate, its sweetness relaxes and the yeast begins to shine. Their fruit and spice medley has the flavors of apple, lemon, pear and melon to link up with the trailing sweetness for a lightly succulent upstart. A quick follow of spice brings a balance of white pepper, clove, vinous white wine and hops to counter both the grains and fruit impressions. Finishing firmly bitter, spicy and grassy, a notion of hay swirls about the session with the faintest taste of soap looming.

Medium full and lingering sweetly and fruity on the finish, the balancing spice, hops and playful acidity rides along side of the estery after palate for a yin and yang in taste. Creamy and drying, the beer's aftertaste is medium and surprisingly refreshing with only a hint of curacao liquor spicy heat.

Sep 04, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Jun 06, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.41/5  rDev -15%
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.

Jun 04, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Mar 26, 2017
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mactrail from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Feb 14, 2017
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richj1970 from Alabama

3.77/5  rDev -6%
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.

Jan 22, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Dec 09, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%
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...

Nov 24, 2016
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Nov 05, 2016
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
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

Oct 07, 2016
Cellar 3: Divine Belgique from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 28 ratings