Invocation

Georgia
United States
Wild Heaven Craft Beer Invocation
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

We brew our Strong Golden Ale all-grain, giving it a deep and complex taste.

Belgian aromatic malts add hints of dried fruit, while generous Noble and West Coast hops deliver an earthy spiciness. It finishes semi-dry with lingering tropical fruits and spicy notes from Belgian yeast.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
48
Served at: 
46° F
Hops: 
Golding, Perle, Northern Brewer, Magnum
Malts: 
Belgian Pilsner, Aromatic
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This attractive ale pours clear and medium gold in color with a moderate white, creamy head. The nose picks up loads of malt sweetness backed by citrus hints, light fruity esters, a soft golden raisin character and an aroma similar to toasted sweet roll dough. A rich, malty palate comes through at first sip, with clove and allspice traces melding with esters of citrus, golden figs and a suggestion of mandarin oranges. This ale finishes with a beautiful bitter conclusion and a medium/full body supported by a full malt canvas that balances esters and a generous hop character for the style. Intensely delicious and fortifying, this ranks as a bold, spicy, malt-driven beer to nourish the soul.