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Great Divide "Hibernation Ale"
Great Divide Brewing Company - Denver, Colorado USA
Old Ale (ABV 8.7%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a clear medium to dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light brown head that stuck around for a little while leaving behind a slight residue which clung to the sides of the glass creating some fair lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a mild touch of resin hops and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of dark fruit and molasses.

The taste started out moderately sweet and a bit malty with a hint of caramel and molasses then worked itself into a more distinct bitter sour flavor with a definite note of dark fruit and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The dark fruit flavor was left lingering on the taste buds for a nice long while after the swallow, along with an slight alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with a almost syrupy texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall an impressive tasting brew, one with nice sweet fruit flavor that was off set nicely by the slight alcohol tinge it possessed.

2 comments
  • Mark
    Mark This is a great beer. It was also one of the ones USPS smashed in that box sent to you.
    December 16, 2011
  • KajII
    KajII I know I got to see bits of the label so I had to buy it. I figured if you sent it, it was worth a try. I was right ,GREAT brew!!!!
    December 16, 2011 - 1 likes this