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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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1,331 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 34
Gots: 107 | 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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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a hazy yellow color, with a pure white one finger head, which receds quickly and leaves behind a little touch of lacing.

The smell is very inviting and definitely got my attention- tart fruit, lemon, and that wild yeast smell that's impossible to miss.

Tastes very refreshing- not an overwhelming taste and certainly not as potent as the smell. Definitely taste the wheat and the rice- barely seems to have gotten a bad deal here. A little bit of lemon and wild yeast nuttiness.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- as stated above, very refreshing. Light body with medium carbonation. This is certainly a well made and interesting brew. I got a good deal (one 12 oz bottle for $1.50). I MIGHT get it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As an homage to the beers that Belgian farm workers have enjoyed for centuries, Great Divide Brewing Company has crafted Colette, a Farmhouse Ale that is “Rustic Refined.” Colette has a 7.3% alcohol by volume, brewed with barley, wheat and rice, fermented with a blend of four different yeast strains, and was a silver medal winner at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.

Colette pours a beautiful golden-yellow color that reminds me of glorified wheat fields in the summertime. The beer is naturally carbonated so there is a healthy amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. The beer itself pours hazy but still clear enough to see tiny bubbles rising to make a thin white foam that complements this summer beer nicely. This beer has a strong sent that has sweet and sour notes of wheat, herbs and spices, and wild yeast.

This beer seems almost sour but with dry, tart, and wild ale flavors surrounding the tongue. You can taste the wheat malts most but notes of lemon zest, coriander, clove, and white pepper make this beer quite enjoyable to sip on. The mouthfeel is pleasant and light but it’s the high carbonation that really lets this beer sing a bit in your mouth. Overall, this beer has a lot of flavors but it’s not too overwhelming as a summertime refreshing beer.

This is a good beer and one of my new favorites to have around after working in the summer heat. I enjoy the complexity while still not being an overpowering beer. If you see this beer, pick up a six-pack or look for it in the Great Divide variety 12-pack.

My Beer Rating: 4.0

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale yellow with a nice head and nice lacing.

The aroma is fairly sweet, and somewhat fruity in the front. It's considerably funky as well and smells a little bit spicy.

The taste is pretty nice. It's got some funky character in the front and some subtle spice that enhances the flavor without being overpowering by any means. Sweet, but not overly so. Some hop bitterness works well with the sweetness, and the malt bill adds nice character too. It's a little messy when it's cold, but really shines as it warms up.

The body is moderately full, and has medium weight to it. The finish is fairly dry and slightly sticky. I found the carbonation a little overaggressive though. Not a big issue, but the biggest issue I think this beer has.

Overall, I'm glad to have finally found this. To think it was in the store I frequent most just being hidden in the back of the cooler. After a year or so, it's drinking nice. I haven't had the fresh, or any really old stuff, but I'd imagine that it's only going to get better.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It is a cloudy blonde color with a decent amount of carbonation to the body. Almost a cream colored head and sticky lace.

Smell: It has a very spicy yeast aroma.

Taste: It reminds me a lot of a hefe. It is a very peppery and spicy beer with clove. It has an earthy quality to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some bite.

Overall: Great relaxing type sit down summer evening beer.

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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.