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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,101 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 31
Gots: 46 | 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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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-06-2014 02:40:46 | More by HamGlade10
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Auraan

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 08:04:50 | More by Auraan
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ifixufly

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-04-2014 01:23:32 | More by ifixufly
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WynnO

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-03-2014 00:54:18 | More by WynnO
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-02-2014 17:46:05 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-01-2014 03:55:40 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Salud24

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-01-2014 03:02:56 | More by Salud24
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 22:13:36 | More by KevinGordon
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thkrb99

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 20:51:22 | More by thkrb99
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-31-2014 03:49:40 | More by bcsbeer
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Book

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2014 05:20:35 | More by Book
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2014 02:12:39 | More by DrStiffington
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 20:36:31 | More by DenverHopHead
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-29-2014 05:20:44 | More by cmwilliq
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-29-2014 03:57:08 | More by VeganUndead
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DripTorch

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-29-2014 02:10:11 | More by DripTorch
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ediaz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-28-2014 22:00:05 | More by ediaz
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whatthehull

California

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

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 19:32:51 | More by whatthehull
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2014 14:39:25 | More by bigfnjoe
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2014 23:20:54 | More by Cubsfan1087
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2014 03:47:35 | More by brpendergast85
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pvo

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's finally spring, so it was time to get the first saison of the year. This is a bit strong, but also very good; at 7.3% abv, it's not something I'll adopt as my summer beer of choice, but was a good call to have with dinner. Very happy with the beer, but it's certainly, as Great Divide says, their interpretation of the style rather than an authentic one.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 02:27:59 | More by pvo
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-23-2014 05:51:52 | More by NOLANDMAN
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2014 13:33:27 | More by Williaar
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-21-2014 23:54:48 | More by ADTaber
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.