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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,228 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 79 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Williaar, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ADTaber, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

archero, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Pattymac, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

YobroitsJoe, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

monkeybeerbelly, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mattreitz49, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy straw gold color, with just a quick head. A thin, creamy film lingers for the remainder.

Smell is bright and yeasty with notes of pineapple and dandelion.

Taste mimics the nose and includes a little tartness, plus pineapple, grass and honey, with a slightly peppery finish. Light, creamy and refreshing, which is impressive considering the ABV.

Soft, light-medium bodied mouthfeel. Rolls over the palate nicely and coats the tongue for a while.

Overall, this is a well-executed higher ABV saison with enough flavor to keep it interesting, but not really enough to wow you.

Mongrel, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Bubbalito, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MHoe, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

vfgccp, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Edward19, Mar 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

TaylorBrake, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

frlrv1020, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

BigOldOaf, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of MrBoz21
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured clear yellow with a slight haze. Thick white head that dissapated quicky into foamy ring. Moderate carbonation.

Expected banana and clove, a bit of wheat. Floral hops.

Fruity character in the taste with a bit of lemon tang. Resiny bitterness and a dry finish.

Mouth is dry and thin with slight astringency.

Overall: A nice farmhouse ale, but the astringency knocks it out of balance. Could use a bit of hop flavor rather than just bitter. Still, pretty refreshing and quaffable. I will not have trouble drinking this six pack and would gladly accept another. would even order a pint when at the brewery.

MrBoz21, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

PalatePilot, Mar 04, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy, nice head, with lots of lacing on the glass and pretty good retention.

S - Lemon, floral, mild grassy notes.

T - Lemony, touch of sourness. Mild hoppiness.

M - Medium to medium light body. A little mouth-puckering.

O - A solid ale with good qualities. An easy drinker that satisfies and refreshes. Not as strong as Great Divide's Yeti series, but still enjoyable.

Beer-A-Lot, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Qzar322, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

still_thedragon, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

cambrennan, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

gatorlove, Feb 24, 2014
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.