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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,274 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,274
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 34
Gots: 91 | 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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Photo of Foyle
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very cloudy deep golden color with a thin head that recedes quickly with miniscule lacing. Lots of yeast sediment floating in suspension, moderate carbonation.
Aroma: wheat and mild toasted barley dominated by a fruity aroma and significant yeast presence.
Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, finish is somewhat dry.
Flavor: very bready -- like eating a slice of bread that contains fruit and nuts. Alcohol is completely concealed -- therefore at 7.3% this beer could easily sneak up on you.
Overall: just an excellent, easily drinkable, refreshing, and delicious farmhouse ale.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of shoretaxi
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

shoretaxi, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of wildcatboy
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

wildcatboy, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of udubdawg
3/5  rDev -22.1%

udubdawg, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev +3.9%

randylangford, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a half finger of white head. Fairly Quick dissipation, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Yeasty Belgian aroma that hits on green apple tartness, light banana and a hint of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Green apple tartness at the forefront, with lesser notes of unripened banana. Zesty citrus notes. Light wheat undertone. Finishes with fruity twang and touch of spice.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with crisp, lively carbonation. Clean, semi-dry finish. Very nice drinker.

Overall - A nice saison, perfect for a hot summer day. Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but I could see myself putting away quite a few of these during a BBQ if Great Divide were to get distribution in Sacramento.

TheSixthRing, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Aprice34
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Aprice34, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of DRTBrewster
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of glass_house
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

glass_house, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Matthew607
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Matthew607, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of DubCo21
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of BigJim5021
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BigJim5021, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Lovely85, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of pveilleux
4/5  rDev +3.9%

pveilleux, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of EdTheEdge
3/5  rDev -22.1%

EdTheEdge, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

thatoneguymike, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Flashyspoons
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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

BDeibs, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of IllicitEloquence
4/5  rDev +3.9%

IllicitEloquence, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of StaggerRollRoll
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
Photo of HamGlade10
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

HamGlade10, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Auraan
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
Photo of ifixufly
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ifixufly, Apr 04, 2014
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.