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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,133 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 51 | 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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mjvos

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled on April 4, 2011.

Poured a nice looking yellow hue with a strong amount of carbonation that leaves a finger-width of head with great retention. Bubbly lacing around the top of the glass. Bringing it to the nose, it smells tart with lemon and some more grassy earthiness as well. Tasting it, this beer is light but has a pretty full body to it. It has a bite or tartness to the beginning but it ends with a more pleasant fruitiness. Beside the tartness the beer goes down relatively smooth.

Overall, Colette is a good beer. It grew on me the more I drank. Its not exceptional, but a solid homage to saisons like the label explains.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 05:06:41 | More by mjvos
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A: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade and frothy texture. Retention is decent for the style, but the soapiness of the head means there isn't a huge amount of lacing left behind.

S: Decently rustic - a trait missing from too many 'Murican-made saisons. The yeasty notes are big, but not overpowering. Aside from the breadiness, I'm also getting some subtle pepper notes (and even a touch of sesame seed). Behind that lie touches of wheat and lemon. No frills, but hits all the saison notes properly.

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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.