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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

1,306 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,306
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Flashyspoons, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

StaggerRollRoll, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, spices and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

HamGlade10, Apr 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. It looks pretty good, though more head would be nice. Scents of banana, honey, earthy yeast, wheat, citrus peel, mango, pineapple and floral hops. A rich, bright, fruity aroma with a good yeasty character as well. Quite nice. Flavor begins nicely sweet with spicy, funky Belgian yeast, moving into a more sour funk, with notes of citrus, pineapple, honey and wheat malt. The finish is spicy, with notes of coriander and some floral notes. Aftertaste is floral and spicy, with coriander notes. A very good, relatively complex flavor profile, very much a Belgian and a solid example of a saison. Very well executed. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate, prickly carbonation and a semi-drying feel. Very good and true to form for a saison. Overall this is a good saison. Great Divide managed to make a saison with a good deal of complexity, a nice flavor and aroma profile and good mouthfeel. A truly excellent beer.

Auraan, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ifixufly, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

WynnO, Apr 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

KevinGordon, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

thkrb99, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DrStiffington, Mar 30, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with a "bottled on" date of 2/24/14; into a tumbler.
Appearance - yellow, cloudy, bubbly, a bit purée. Minimal head that recedes quickly. Lacing is very minimal.
Smell - banana, mango, apricot, papaya and some honey bagel!
Taste - orange and lemon zest, banana and touch of spice.
Feel - mild body, nicely carbonated, a touch dry and very flavorful!
Overall - a brew with outstanding character and at a fairly good price!

DenverHopHead, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

cmwilliq, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ediaz, Mar 28, 2014
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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

whatthehull, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bigfnjoe, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Cubsfan1087, Mar 25, 2014
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,306 ratings.