Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours pastel lemon yellow, hazed and subtly aglow. A very light blush if you look hard and a creamy head of white foam that falls fine and leaves lace as you drink. The nose is scrumptious pineapple. Sweet but also tangy. Some earthy yeast and a soft sweet biscuit malt. The re is no alcohol on the nose even though this one has a touch more abv than the usual for the style. Taste is sweet and malty. Surprising maltiness for the style and the body is unique. It's smooth and creamy. Soft yet crisp. How did they do that? The pineapple is so authentic with a sharp sweetness and a bit of twang. The malt is heavenly biscuit and there is a just a touch of alcohol in the drink. It's a light medicinal in the finish. Nothing to really offend and hardly even warms. Sweet juicy earthy and finishes dry with a spice.
This beer was a terrific surprise. It has a body that is so much more than you were expecting but doesn't give way to syrup or to heaviness. It's terribly sweet but has a lightness that seems puzzling. As it warms the spice comes to the nose and really makes this complex.
01-19-2014 15:05:48 | More by utopiajane
3.24/5 rDev -15.8%
A - hay colored, small uneven head
S - orange peel, some grassiness
T - Refreshing start, with some sweetness of lemon peel, some wheat flavors, giving way to an odd - if not unpleasant - sour taste. The higher alcohol gives it a lemon drop shooter feel
m - bubbly - champagne like feel
Overall, not impressed. Maybe it would be better on a hot summer day. The complexity it has takes it away from style, and into a unwelcomed direction
01-07-2014 04:42:34 | More by KomodoDragon
4.16/5 rDev +8.1%
Picked up a 6 pack of these because I've never noticed them at my local package store.
A - Hazy, gold color. About 3/4 " foamy white head.
S - Fruit with some floral hints. Hunt of ripe banana.
T - Initially tastes like banana. Can also taste honey and cinnamon. This alcohol has 7.3% ABV and doesn't taste like it.
M - Medium bodied and pretty refreshing to drink.
Overall, I liked this beer and would buy it again.
12-29-2013 17:38:00 | More by RingoBro
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.