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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,306 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,306
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 35
Gots: 99 | 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%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of pvo
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.

pvo, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

NOLANDMAN, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Williaar
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
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
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
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,306 ratings.