Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.41/5 rDev -11.4%
Sampled on tap 1702, Tucson, AZ; May 2012
Arrives from the tap with a frothy, initially one-finger thick, pale tan, mostly white head. The beer is a hazy, straw gold color. The nose smells of light, lemon like citrus, earthy coriander, grassy herbs, crushed pale malt / grain
The flavor is mostly dry up front, but has a full grassy malt / grain flavor to it and finishes with a hint of tartness. It definitely has a full on earthy coriander like flavor that is a touch on the dirty side. The carbonation provides some prickly texture, but isn’t really effervescent. I like the chewy grain / malt character that this beer has, it provides an almost creamy texture to the palate as well. The finish has some yeast spiciness and phenolics to it that help to further dry out the beer. Hints of citrus are noticeable from time to time in the flavor, and these get a touch more pronounced as the beer warms up. Other fruit notes of pear, and perhaps a touch of floral apple are also noticeable.
Not bad, the dirty coriander note (whether from the fermentation character or actual coriander) is a touch too much. I do like the texture that this beer has, it is nice without being too heavy.
09-30-2013 02:55:07 | More by Gueuzedude
4.58/5 rDev +19%
I compare all farmhouse ales to Oxbow’s farmhouse pale, criticize my benchmark all you want but it’s a near perfect beer. The "Colette" is nearly as good, i’m very happy with the aroma and taste, it represents the style quite well. I wish it was more readily available.
09-29-2013 01:47:26 | More by mjstacker
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
Drinking 6.5 months after date on bottle
A - opaque, yet glowing yellow-gold honey color. Carbonated to my liking. Didn't form a huge head on pour but sustains a steady stream of fine bubbles.
S - unripe banana with grassy and honey due side notes. Not much spiciness in the aroma.
T - Strong banana characteristics. Bit of hotness/spiciness left on the back of tongue. Sweet but not overpowering.
M - thin bodied, leaves a bitter spiciness in aftertaste
Definitely will buy again.
09-13-2013 16:27:15 | More by kikenazz
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.