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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,190 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 65 | 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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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 16:18:37 | More by FrankHammer
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: A hazy burnt straw colored body. A white head disappears leaving only a ring with light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Very sugary sweet, yeast dominates, banana peel, fruits.

Taste: A tart opening leads to a grainy and yeasty body. Some banana is present. A somewhat tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: I just bought a single bottle of this, and I'm glad. It's a fine brew, but I wouldn't want this very often.

08-01-2014 22:21:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-20-2013 02:56:28 | More by MN_Beerticker
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lovindahops

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-12-2013 23:53:34 | More by lovindahops
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2014 01:39:21 | More by BlueMoon10
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Bendurgin

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured into a pint glass. The pour is a hazy light straw color with lots of visible carbonation and lots of fluffy white head. And I mean a lot, I had to stop the pour into my glass from this twelve ounce bottle. The head reduces leaving behind sticky, soapy looking lace. The aroma is full your typical of a saison, lemon up front with biscuit and hints of pepper with slight hops kicking around the back of the nose. This smell has a lot of lemon up front in it. The taste follows the aroma nicely. Yeasty with a bit of spiciness and finishes with a bit of lemon zing. The abv on this is higher than I realized, but I would think it is much lower by the taste. This isn't really anything out of the ordinary but it seems to be done very well. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with ample carbonation and again, I wouldn't think this is over seven percent, highly drinkable.

10-13-2010 02:27:53 | More by Bendurgin
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-03-2014 18:12:37 | More by JoelClark
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2013 06:33:36 | More by InfernoBoss
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doughanson78

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Bright white 2 finger head. Hazy straw color. Looks like a Hefe. Decent lacing.

S: Cloves. Bananas. Citrusy. Light roasted caramel. Yeasty.

T: Cloves up front. Very tangy. Very sour lemony taste. Not much banana at all.

M: Light bodied. Kinda fizzy. Crisp.

O: Pretty decent beer for a hot day. Pretty refreshing. Not one I would seek out.

06-11-2011 23:37:33 | More by doughanson78
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-12-2014 01:29:12 | More by lucasj82
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-19-2012 01:56:27 | More by leinie13
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a very hazy pale yellow color with an ultra bright white head, good lacing. Tart like fruitiness and phenolic tang on the nose. A touch sour. Faint dried banana and bubble gum.

Tart apple and pear with a touch of tropical fruit up front. Some medicinal flavors around mid palate, enough just to balance the sweetness, coupled by a spicy grassy yeast presence and a bright clean finish. Sour, yet subdued, fruity yet dry, complex yet pleasant. An overall fantastic and complex beer with incredible layers of flavor, perfect for spring, the only thing i could ask is for a bit less phenolic flavors. Otherwise, nothing less than great from Great Divide.

04-19-2012 03:40:33 | More by jtierney89
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denver10

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Redoing my review for this since I have since given it a second shot and enjoyed it far more this time around.

Pours a sandy whitish yellow with a slight white head. Aroma is strongly belgian yeasty with some spiciness and pepper, sweet but bright lemon, and some wheat. Flavor pretty much followed suit. A medium bodied, active, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a nice beer but held back a little because its one I could only enjoy in moderation. My 16 oz pour was the perfect amount, I couldn't drink any more.

04-11-2012 21:57:29 | More by denver10
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zoso1967

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

I figured that since it's Mother's Day, I should drink a beer that shares my mom's name.

Colette pours a wonderfully sunny pale yellow with a white head that fades fairly quickly but leaves pretty decent lacing. The beer is slightly cloudy and glows cheerily when held up to the sun on this beautiful spring day.

The aroma is definitely on the funkier side of American brewed saisons and in my opinion that is a good thing. It has a nice amount of tart funk that sets off some nice zesty citrus notes and a bit of wheaty and pleasantly grassy sweetness.

The flavor brings out much more of the spice quality of the yeast, with a good dose of pepper and just a touch of clove and coriander. It has the same funky tartness from the aroma, but it is not quite as prominent. The malt character is slightly bready and mild with a bit of wheat evident. Hop bitterness is firm and the hop flavor is predominantly grassy.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a pretty lively amount of carbonation. This brew finishes nice and dry, leaving a slight tartness and some grassy hops on the palate.

Colette is not the best saison that I have ever partaken of, but it is a solid American brewed version of the style. This brew is crisp, fresh and thirst quenching, making it a perfect brew as we transition into summer.

05-08-2011 19:35:12 | More by zoso1967
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

A - Straw yellow, clear, with a large white head.

S - Horse sweat, faint sulfer, banana, cloves. The smell is nice.

T - Hay, sulfer, horse sweat, faint banana. Aftertaste is a lingering hay joined with a bland grain flavor. There is a faint underlying bitterness with almost no features.

M - Thin, high carbonation, dry.

D - Rather good actually. The individual pieces combine to make an excellent saison.

04-29-2012 20:14:13 | More by mrasskicktastic
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-14-2013 19:36:37 | More by BlissJunkie
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BMoney575

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Sampled on 8-7-09
Bottled on 4-28-09

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, with a great bubbly white head and craggy lacing.

Smell is lemon, tons of yeast, slightly peppery and generally enjoyable.

Taste is all vegetable, very slightly sour, but it really grows on you. A little Belgian, a little citrus, and lots of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very good, carbonation helps lighten things up, and the slickness sticks around.

Drinkability is not bad, the sweetness and vegetable flavors make it a little rough.

Overall, pretty standard, but worth a shot.

08-08-2009 00:15:12 | More by BMoney575
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2012 21:23:50 | More by carteravebrew
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Lob

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-16-2012 13:12:21 | More by Lob
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

This Saison is brewed with Barley, wheat and rice using 4 unique yeast strains and fermented at a higher temp. It pours a cloudy yellow body. The aroma is light lemon and earth. The flavor is hay, lemon, grassy bracing hop bitterness, spicy yeast, and a light tartness. Light grainy body with crisp carbonation. Overall, I found this to be a pleasing but unremarkable beer. GD has spoiled us with so many outstanding beers over the years, I was expecting something truly remarkable here. Perhaps that expectation was unfair, but this beer feels like a letdown.

05-27-2009 15:37:26 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2013 00:33:04 | More by Eighty
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%

- from notes
A light yellow saison that pours clear to cloudy depending on if the bottle is disturbed. Crisp carbonation apparent. Smells grassy, sweet, and like lemon. Sharp tangy mouthfeel with lots of bubbly drinkability. Tastes is addicting with smooth tarty flavor up front and mellow spice at the back.
Definitely one of my favorites.

03-25-2011 00:54:04 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-28-2013 04:15:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6%

A: Very pretty in the sunlight. Bright tangerine orange with a moderately sized white head.

S: Smell is indeed farmhouse style. Banana cream pie with spices and wild flowers. Very creamy-like and generally happy to siff.

T: Very nicely blended flavors. Spicy, peppery, wild flowers. Phenolic and there's a touch of sour as well.

M: Dry, prickly carbonation, medium body, lighty gritty.

O: Good good good.

03-21-2013 23:13:28 | More by tastybeer
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BB1313

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottled on March 3, 2011. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Lots of sediment, so pour slow of that's your thing. Ok, this beer looks gorgeous. Light, bright yellow with a nice haze. White head that sticks around and decent lacing. Amazing color and looks. The aromas are what you would come to expect. Very sweet and funky. The flavors are spot on, lots of barnyard funk. There's some fruitiness going on, which I like. Apples, pears, and banana can be found. There's candied sugars in the mix, giving it some sweetness. Yeast, malts, breads, and grains can all be found. Very earthy notes. Slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is nice.. it's very rich and smooth. The carbonation isn't over the top, just right. Drinkability is good, but this one has a kick at 7.3%. Overall, this is a great belgian style beer, brewed here in the U.S.

Great offering from Great Divide. This is definitely one to enjoy when the weather gets warmer. Very enjoyable, refreshing, recommended.

04-09-2011 16:42:09 | More by BB1313
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.