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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

1,230 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 80 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

zbooks, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

AMarkle6524, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light straw color. Bright color. Bleach white head with okay retention.

Tangy lemon, tangy pineapple, powdery yeast chalk, farmhouse yeast with some intensity. Has twang. Not bad.

Stable saison. Flavor is spot-on to style. Peppery yeast, pith, wheaty twang, hints of tropical fruits. Some floral notes. Perhaps, white tea. A bit huffy in carbonation. Body feels right, if not close to average. Lacks complexity, but delivers as a solid craft saison. Would drink again, but not seek it out to do so. Let it land on my lap.

thecheapies, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CrossProduct, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

misscritta, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MidtowneMarket, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CLanda, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

utopiajane, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

halo913, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jnardone235, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 07, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

KomodoDragon, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Summer92, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

s1ckboy, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Dcunicelli, Dec 29, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

RingoBro, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Hockey_Fan, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

trevorpost, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

lccrunchy, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mklisz, Dec 27, 2013
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.