Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Divide Hibernation Ale

Brewer: Great Divide Brewery
Style: English Style Old Ale
ABV: 8.7%

This not my first time with a Great Divide brew nor this one in particular. Yeti was recently reviewed by Bo. This beer was bought after recommendation from the guys at Ashburn Wine Shop.

The beer comes in a beautiful red/brown with a very red outline and an off-white/yellowish head that dissipates to a thin, stick lace not too long after pouring.

The aroma, although not strong is more of malt than hops even though it is a dry hopped beer. The taste on the other hand is much more powerful and complex. The initial taste revelas the hoppy characteristics of the beer which finishes with a slightly sweet maltiness. The final taste lingers just enough to make you want to take down more. After a few sips, ok maybe not sips its just too good, the brew reveals its warming characteristics making it a great winter beer.

I enjoyed this beer with some honey maple glazed chicken which is slightly over-powered.

I would happily recommend this to friends especially if you like a decent hoppy beer and will be picking up some more when my 6 pack runs out. Overall B+


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