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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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GilGarp

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/14/09

Served chilled in a goblet.

Pours a deep hazy yellow color with thick white head. The head doesn't last long and leaves little behind.

Aroma is slightly sweet, citrusy, and funky. There is also a bit of earthy smell to it.

Flavor is a little bit sour, a little bit funky, and a little tart. It has some of the saison qualities but it's really more of a sour wit beer than what I've grown to know as a saison.

Mouthfeel is alright but it should be a little more effervescent. Drinkability is pretty good as it's not too strong and fairly refreshing as a summer evening beer.

I wouldn't say this is a great saison. Maybe it just needs more time in the bottle. However, it's not a bad beer for what it is. At this price, I probably won't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 02:37:21 | More by GilGarp
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Jettanbass9

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - hazy, very pale, straw yellow. thin lacing of a head. no visible carbonation rushing to the head, this beer almost looks like a witbier.

S - banana, clove, lemon acidity, light grainy note and light peppery note. aroma reminds me of a mix between a blanche de bruxelles and a bottle of chimay white. I really expected the forefront to have much more pepper and musty aromas that are usually associated with the style. lemony note is a little distracting.

T - theres that mustiness! a somewhat earthy flavor emerges as the beer warms. it really is quite pleasant among the banana and clove ester and phenols. peppery note appears as well as the beer warms. flavors are very nicely balanced, they really come together however not to the extent that some of the highly rated saisons are.

M - too much body for a saison... nearly medium bodied... this beer needs to be attenuated a bit more, the dryness is just not there. Completely undercarbonated for a saison... the body alone could have been fixed if a higher carbonation would have been given to the beer.

D - all in all the flavors of this beer carry its drinkability. its mouthfeel definitely needs some work. the dominate yeast flavors (the label claims to have used 'a special blend of four yeasts') really give you the impression of a witbier of some sort. i wouldn't call this beer 'true to style' by a longshot however, it is a decent beer. go in without expectations and you might just like it... as for me? 9 bones can get me a beer much closer to style.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 01:27:57 | More by Jettanbass9
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BeerGodz

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Cloudy golden color, small head, nice lacing

Smell: Fruity, funky, cloves, banana, coriander

Taste: Up Front: Citrus, grass, sweet, slightly tart. Finish: Dry, fruity, spicy, bready

Mouthfeel: Clean and lightly carbonated

Drinkability: A funky farmhouse quaffer for me! You don't taste the alcohol in this girl! Definitely a thirst quencher!

Overall Impression: I would smack lips with Colette anytime! Not tops for the style, but it is worth a taste if you have the greenback!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 11:10:10 | More by BeerGodz
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FosterJM

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

443rd review on BA
Bottle to tulip
12oz
Bottle date: 3/10/11

App- This was a light and bright yellow with a couple dots of cling. A pretty nice one finger head.

Smell- Very timid yeastiness with a funk and some damp earthiness to it. An interesting mix of some straw and a bit of wheat.

Taste- With the corn it's an interesting take on a saison. It's a bit grainy but still good. This was down the middle in terms of saison tastes with it being not overly peppery and at the same time not very citrusy either.

Mouth- This was a medium bodied beer with a high carbonation. The aftertaste is a crisp wheat grain.

Drink- Its pretty tasty and a bit different and the flavors are a bit small but it's a nice beer. I might come back to this one because of $ point.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 04:02:35 | More by FosterJM
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david131

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A pale, hazy yellow liquid with some yeast floaters. The creamy white head has some good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Funk, lemon, pepper, and some white bread. Pretty aromatic and enjoyable.

T- Same as the aroma with a slight earthy edge. There is a bit of a floral background to it as well.

M- Pretty creamy and is not too dry on the tail end.

D- Smooth and enjoyable. May not be as memorable as some European counterparts, but it is tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 02:05:08 | More by david131
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear yellow with a 3 finger white head

S: Lemon grass and faint peach.

T: Banana and nectarine with mild citrus and clove in the finish. No funk.

M: Nice medium/high carbonation.

O: Unlike other funky or tart Saisons. For me this is almost Hefeweizen like in taste. Either-way a nice refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 03:33:06 | More by monitorpop
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HaysAmerica

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle which has labeled "Bottled on Mar 10 2011" into a tulip class. Pours a shade darker than a honey orange color. Appears a bit hazy w/ two fingers white head. The nose comes through w/ a complex combo of orange, lemon, pepper, & Belgian yeast character. YUM! Taking a second whiff I come up w/ a grassy, horse stall or barnyardy impression. Just what I would expect from this style & brewer. Heck, they even put on the side of the label that they fermented this w/ a blend of 4 different yeast strains.

The head dissapates after some time w/ decent lacing. Taste starts off w/ some peppery-yeasty to it followed by a tart dry finish. Very minimal hops & is sweeter than some other Saisons I've drunk. Pretty well carbonated too. I keep getting a spicy pepper taste when I take a pull of this. As w/ the nose, I get a sense of orange & lemon. I'm not 100% on the order, but it seems to me that the orange comes first & then mixes w/ the lemon & pepper/coriander to produce this tart finish. A dry finish at that. Mouthfeel is at a medium & as this warms up a bit, the yeast characters are really coming out. The alcohol is hidden very well w/ this.

Overall, I really like this beer & it is one of my favorite styles. A very drinkable beer on a spring or summer day. Would go great w/ burgers or maybe even a summer salad. Some BBQ may go nicely w/ this too. As I'm drinking this I keep getting pictures in my mind of a backyard party w/ friends. Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:47:54 | More by HaysAmerica
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TheSixthRing

California

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a half finger of white head. Fairly Quick dissipation, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Yeasty Belgian aroma that hits on green apple tartness, light banana and a hint of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Green apple tartness at the forefront, with lesser notes of unripened banana. Zesty citrus notes. Light wheat undertone. Finishes with fruity twang and touch of spice.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with crisp, lively carbonation. Clean, semi-dry finish. Very nice drinker.

Overall - A nice saison, perfect for a hot summer day. Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but I could see myself putting away quite a few of these during a BBQ if Great Divide were to get distribution in Sacramento.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:41:21 | More by TheSixthRing
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StephSwander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-27-2013 01:01:59 | More by StephSwander
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-06-2013 16:37:10 | More by danthehopslamman
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-19-2014 03:22:25 | More by Cynic-ale
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2014 16:58:46 | More by KirkFrancis
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-24-2014 19:04:08 | More by ltdantheman
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KingEdward

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-14-2013 23:31:00 | More by KingEdward
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-21-2013 13:08:13 | More by seavercm
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-31-2012 21:44:34 | More by alamode
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-20-2013 20:52:00 | More by tenacioustomato
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-15-2014 04:59:00 | More by BigJim5021
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-10-2012 00:03:10 | More by Bdel34
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Chuck_25

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-15-2013 03:22:19 | More by Chuck_25
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glass_house

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-18-2014 15:14:32 | More by glass_house
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-19-2012 22:45:25 | More by hiphopj5
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-10-2013 19:07:47 | More by BlazedNug
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-27-2013 01:45:00 | More by pagesofphotographs
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-16-2013 13:55:31 | More by DrIPA
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.