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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,097 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,097
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 31
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 04-25-2009)
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humuluslupulus8

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Colette poors a slightly cloudy gold color. The head is just barely off-white and consists of large bubbles. The cloudiness of the beer made it more interesting since most beers are completely clarified.

The aroma consists of a balance of malts and piney hops. There is also an equal amount of a musty-type smell. This is my first farmhouse ale, but my reading about the style told me it would have this "old" smell. I wasn't bothered by it at all.

The taste is well balanced between the sweeter malts and bitter hops. That musty aspect is there and gives the beer a unique flavor.

The mouthfeel seems thicker than normal. I usually like this quality, but I'm not sure if it is the best fit for the flavors of the beer.

Overall, Colette is an interesting beer that seems like a good introduction to farmhouse ales for me. This is definitely a unique style, but it's also not my favorite at this point. However, I wont hesitate to try other farmhouse ale/ saisons in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 03:25:01 | More by humuluslupulus8
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed Wed 09 Jul 14.
Poured from 375ml bottle into a larger glass on my last night in Virginia Beach.
It poured with a small head that lasted most of the drink. Colour was off yellow.

Smell was classic earthy farmhouse - almost herbaceous.

Taste was refreshing with a little citrus on the pallet. No spice detected and was missing the farmhouse funk of other saisons. Not sure of this is good or bad as I am still developing an appreciation of this style of ale.

After a couple of stinking hot days in VB I found this to be an awesome beer. I could see Monsieur Perrier LaPadite downing one of these after a long day toiling on his farm, rather than the milk he shared with Hans Lada in Inglourious Basterds.

This lighter style of saison is more to my liking and will look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,097 ratings.