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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,127 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 30
Gots: 50 | 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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whatthehull

California

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 19:32:51 | More by whatthehull
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12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

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 1,127 ratings.