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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,187 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 63 | 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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utopiajane

New York

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
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-18-2014 16:47:23 | More by halo913
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-17-2014 01:09:48 | More by jnardone235
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-14-2014 21:16:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-14-2014 02:31:56 | More by mattmarka1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-07-2014 06:47:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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KomodoDragon

Virginia

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
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Summer92

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-03-2014 23:33:52 | More by Summer92
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-01-2014 06:48:41 | More by s1ckboy
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eklie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-30-2013 18:18:20 | More by eklie
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2013 18:38:53 | More by Dcunicelli
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RingoBro

Massachusetts

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
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2013 22:51:31 | More by Hockey_Fan
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-28-2013 20:43:03 | More by ToddGingerich
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-28-2013 15:48:36 | More by trevorpost
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-27-2013 17:50:33 | More by lccrunchy
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-27-2013 04:21:35 | More by mklisz
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Theogre83

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-25-2013 21:06:28 | More by Theogre83
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traviswhillier

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-25-2013 19:13:14 | More by traviswhillier
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-23-2013 12:25:09 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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sneezye

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-22-2013 19:18:27 | More by sneezye
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JoeMans

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-17-2013 05:44:08 | More by JoeMans
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2013 05:03:19 | More by zeledonia
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2013 04:49:41 | More by 21Maestro8
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-14-2013 19:21:28 | More by DenverBigRed
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.