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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale

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very good

1,175 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 32
Gots: 60 | 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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Reviews by whatthehull:
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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%

Tasted July 26th 2011 (from notes)

A - golden yellow, four finger pure white head and a bit of lacing

S - nice yeast, tons of citrus, fruit, flowers, huge on the wheat, a bit of earth and a bit of sugar. Sour nite at the end

T - nice sweet then sour yeast, nice wheat, tons of citrus, nice fruit, a bit of flowers and very Belgian

M - Light, nice complexity, well balanced, very dry, medium acidity and medium + finish

D - drinks like a hefe, tastes like a great Belgian. Love this beer. This one is for the ladies and dudes a like

Final thought - 7%+ and only $2 a bottle, just try it

03-28-2014 19:32:51 | More by whatthehull
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Not a style I often seek out at all,on a warm day like today I figured it might hit the spot.Poured into a tulip glass a hazed lemonade color with a great clingy two finger white head that left broken rings of lace as it settled slowly.Funky barnyard notes in the nose along with some iron/metallic,a whiff of lemon peel as well,some are big fans of the barnyard funk,Iam not.Flavors are funky but on a smaller scale,wet grain notes along with lemon pith, and honey,there is enough sweetness to keep the funk in check for me.A decent brew,again not a fan for a reason,but I grade it accordingly.

05-13-2010 20:50:55 | More by oberon
Photo of TCHopCraver


3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Reviewed from notes on 7/9/10.

A: I've finally learned my lesson with Saisons and went with a soft, supple pour from the get-go. Still, my gentle pour left a 2 to 2 1/2 finger, pure white head atop the golden-yellow body of the beer. Stringy, slow moving carbonation is notable. The lacing is clumpy and has a Tolkien Elvish language lilt to it.

S: Mmm, love that fresh Saison aroma. This one is dominated by the distinct Belgian yeasts and crisp banana and Granny Smith apple fruity esters. A little spice is also evident- mostly pepper and clove.

T: Not really a standout component found in the taste. The grains, yeast, hops, and spice all blend together, and the water actually takes a large chunk of the stage. As I take more sips, the tart Belgian yeasts and the spice flavors pop quite a bit. The fruitiness I detected in the smell does not stand out that much.

M: A little on the watery side. The beer does not carry too much weight in my mouth until the end of the sip, at which point a nice combination of tart/peppery/spicy hop flavors kick in to leave a good earthy impression on my palate.

D: I will definitely give this one another try. In general, it's a little thin and just a touch on the sweet side for my tastes, but I have a feeling I might be missing something the first time through. True to style, though, it is quite crisp and refreshing.

08-02-2010 21:10:09 | More by TCHopCraver
Photo of brownbeer


4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass shaped Le Merle glass.

Hazy gold, very bubbly, with a thin blanket of white head.

Lemon rind jumps out of the glass as I pour it, with a certain cheesiness, and funk. Not too bad at all.

A lot of carbonation hits upon entry, with a nice, earthy hoppiness in the flavor. It tastes like a pretty well made Belgian Saison, well balanced with hops, a light tartness and yeast, with that classic dry finish that I almost have to have in order to enjoy a Saison.

Solid, not mind blowing, but worth trying at this price and availability.

03-17-2010 23:33:42 | More by brownbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-18-2013 23:26:15 | More by withliterature
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-02-2013 21:30:10 | More by bulldogg915
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-27-2013 01:01:59 | More by StephSwander
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-06-2013 16:37:10 | More by danthehopslamman
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2014 23:33:34 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of Beaver13


2.95/5  rDev -23.4%

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is musty yeast and some light banana and cloves.

The flavor is musty yeast with a surprising sweet sugary fruitiness at the finish. The alcohol isn't obvious at all. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and kind of watery.

Overall, not a bad summer beer, but not too interesting for a saison - a little too sweet and the sweet sugary fruits don't jive well with the yeast funk.

05-16-2009 05:00:51 | More by Beaver13
Photo of generallee

New York

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.3).

Appearance: From the pour it produces a big billowy head of white foam over a hazy golden honey colored body. The haze comes from a fine yeast sediment in the body of the beer. Some of the yeast seems to be pushed up towards the head by the aggressive carbonation. This beer looks to be full of life.

Smell: The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt.

Taste/Palate: There is a nice balance of spicy yeast with hints of fruit and biscuity maltiness. This has light sweetness that dries out for a snappy dry finish. The carbonation is lively and the palate is crisp.

Notes: Great Divide Is right on with very tasty farmhouse ale!!!

01-14-2011 18:43:08 | More by generallee
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-05-2013 01:11:24 | More by Fiore757
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2014 23:49:41 | More by Doomcifer
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-04-2014 22:05:55 | More by Guden
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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

12oz brown bottle with a bottled on date on the label.

Cloudy weathered hay color, crackling head at least holds a thick lacing on the glass. Dried pineapple, mango & papaya frutiness in the nose with biscuity malt a slight medicinal earthy yeast. Creamy body with a bit more smoothness than crispness. Malty palate meets and mild yeasty twang, earthiness and fruit in the back. Faint medicinal tone compliments more than being a big presence. A little spicy middle to end.

A lovely beer all around, I was hoping for a more dry and carbonated brew though the complexities make up for it.

08-09-2010 01:20:02 | More by Jason
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Foil wrapped bomber pours a hazed, light golden body with a medium sized head that leaves some sheet lacing.

Aroma is suitable for a good saison, with an herbal and floral profile, and caramel and mint accents.

Medium body and carbonation lacks the pastoral funkiness of the better Belgian saisons.

Taste is pleasant. Sour and tart, with notes of white pepper, lemon, yeast, wheat, and grassy hops. Sweet caramel maltiness is appropriately restrained. Clean finish.

I like this one a lot, but it simply needs a lot more funkiness to compete with the better examples of the style.

07-03-2009 22:58:27 | More by merlin48
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2014 23:08:32 | More by henryclay_
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 22:27:37 | More by esharri2
Photo of Mora2000


3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of Belgian yeast, with some lemon and white pepper notes. Overall, it smells about like a saison is supposed to smell. The flavor is also typical saison. I get a lot of yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit malt. There is a little bit of light funk in the flavor. The beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-16-2011 20:55:41 | More by Mora2000
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into chalice.

Appearance: Pale, hazy yellow with rapidly vanishing head that does not leave much behind.

Smell: Sweet with candi sugar and banana. Very light clove and white pepper.

Taste: Fairly sweet taste as well, with a focus on banana, some tropical fruit, sugar and light wheat and rice. Finish dries up somewhat with light clove and spiciness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Not quite as dry or effervescent as desired in a really good Saison.

Overall: Some nice flavors here, but hampered slightly by the mouthfeel. Great Divide makes some great American/English ales, but they have yet to prove to me that they can make an excellent Belgian brew, although this is damn close. Quite enjoyable.

04-25-2011 04:44:02 | More by bsp77
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2014 22:57:12 | More by Benjamins24
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 19:46:11 | More by Prospero
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-17-2012 21:11:08 | More by NilocRellim
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-24-2012 05:34:11 | More by mkrass
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2013 22:32:31 | More by Janeinma
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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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