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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,309 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,309
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 35
Gots: 99 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

sozz2, Today at 03:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Enjoyed at brewery on tap
Appearance: Yellow Cloudy, light, White head
Aroma: Very grainy, apricot
Taste: Starts out very malty, then sweet apricot, finishes with other fruit characteristics with a mild sourness,
Complexity: well balanced
Overall: a very good beer!

StoutFox, Saturday at 04:37 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Matt73, Saturday at 03:14 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ordybill, Nov 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

redblacks75, Nov 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

pbechtel, Nov 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

domnalbrecc, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jgunther71, Nov 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Ordievet, Nov 15, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +22.6%

Cdubs9, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mikefuski17, Nov 15, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

IreRican, Nov 15, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

CaptainRichman, Nov 14, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy this brewer.
Poured from bottle into chalice.

A: Pale, very hazy yellow with rapidly vanishing head that leaves little lace.

S: Sweet + yeast with sugar and banana. Vanilla custard, clove and white pepper.

T: Follows smell but opens to a more complex pallate. Again, lemon, banana, parfait, custard. Fairly sweet taste w custardy wheat and rice. Finish in dry direction with pepper and spiciness. Complex. Notable. Nice.

F: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Very good at cask temp.

Brewer doesnt let me down here. Suitably complex and developing as it comes to cask temperature. Must try.

Act25, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Mmmm! This is a really flavorful farmhouse ale. Best I've had yet, and I've tried quite a few this past summer and fall.

It's got a nice spice to it that isn't overpowering and lights up the flavor buds on my tongue. Excellent beer!

nperrier, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

I love this beer. Fresh is funky, yet refreshing at the same time.

This may blow some folks' minds, but I actually recently aged a six-pack for a year (via a similar experiment via Great Divide's Founder, Brian Dunn), and it turned into a slightly tart, dry beer, entirely different than the original.

Anyway, it's a great beer, always worth ordering when you're looking for some farmhouse kick, along with some funky flavor.*

*I wrote this three-sheets to the wind, but stand by it whole-heartedly.

MtnSoup, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

agreenman19, Nov 10, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice: color is gold, head is feint and thin then dissipates to nothing.

Aroma is wheat, biscuit, malts and some light fruitiness from the fermentation

Taste is well balanced in malt sweeter flavors and dryness from the farmhouse yeast

Mouthfeel is sweet at first then drying and crisp

mvanaskie13, Nov 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Moses_Malone, Nov 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

DrMindbender, Nov 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

LukeGude, Nov 05, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TCB in Iowa City, served in a pint glass.

A: A cloudy, hazy gold beer, which had no head to speak of when it arrived. Lacing was minimal as well.

S: Smelled as a wheat beer using Belgian yeast might, along with a metallic sour note.

T: The taste followed the smell rather closely: a solid wheat beer laden with Belgian-esque yeast and a citric-metallic sourness. The taste opened with lemon and wheat, with the sour flavors developing through the middle and lingering on the finish.

M: Verging on medium-bodied, with lovely carbonation.

O: Not a bad saison. Would drink again.

UrbanCaveman, Nov 03, 2014
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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,309 ratings.