My first impression of Great Divide – Hades – Belgian Style Ale is the aroma. As I poured the bottle, incredible amounts of banana came at me. Smelled just like a banana split (man…now I want a banana split!).
The color is very light and cloudy. Except for the cloudiness, it’s so light you might confuse it for a less exotic beer *cough* Coors light *cough*. Rest assured that nothing else is similar to a CL…not dissing CL; I love the stuff.
Back to the brew…
It’s 7.3 ABV, but you can’t tell. It’s definitely full-flavored. I’m mostly getting a bready clove taste. Surprisingly, I’m not picking up much banana in the flavor, despite the crazy banana smell.
All around a good beer. Not particular unique, but good. I’m looking forward to trying the rest of the Great Divide beers in my fridge!