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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale

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1,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 51 | 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%

03-29-2013 04:15:34 | More by justinm4bama
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-28-2013 18:27:50 | More by Minutes
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-28-2013 18:27:03 | More by CDCNAM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-27-2013 02:18:30 | More by ryandotfox
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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had my first 12 oz. bottle of Great Divide's Colette Farmhouse Ale in my Chimay goblet.

Appearance (3.5/5): Colette pours an unfiltered, opaque goldenrod and shows an intense sunflower yellow when held up to the light. Ring of foam that retains well. Bit of a wimpy one finger head and not that much carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell (4/5): Quite peculiar musty, rustic odor. Extremely wheaty and a little spicy. Very interesting aroma. Lemony and light citrus aromas as well. Yeasty.

Taste (3.75/5): Colette is very wheaty and lemony. Some nice banana flavors flex in the aftertaste. A little bubblegum. Nice grassy, herbal hops, as is proper in a saison. This is a very wheaty-tasting Saison. Little to no alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel (3/5): Mouthfeel is quite smooth. Carbonation is a little low for the style; would have liked more active carbonation. A little drying in the finish from the grassy hops. The dryness is the best quality in the mouthfeel. The lower carbonation leaves something wanting...namely, more carbonation!

Overall (3.5/5): Colette is an okay saison, but there seems to be something missing. Perhaps I got a bad sixer, but what really is lacking here is carbonation. I feel that the lack of carbonation really mess with what could be a much better drinking beer than the one I am currently holding.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 18:52:34 | More by hagbergl
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 18:57:20 | More by gwiedman1
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-23-2013 22:09:00 | More by GoGata
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2013 15:37:47 | More by Sam_Frank
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North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Very pretty in the sunlight. Bright tangerine orange with a moderately sized white head.

S: Smell is indeed farmhouse style. Banana cream pie with spices and wild flowers. Very creamy-like and generally happy to siff.

T: Very nicely blended flavors. Spicy, peppery, wild flowers. Phenolic and there's a touch of sour as well.

M: Dry, prickly carbonation, medium body, lighty gritty.

O: Good good good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 23:13:28 | More by tastybeer
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-20-2013 02:56:28 | More by MN_Beerticker
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-19-2013 01:49:49 | More by markgoodman10
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on Feb 7, 2013.

It's a great looking cloudy yellow pour, plenty of foam on that head, does okay with the lacing.

Spicy nose, mostly clove and pepper, goodly amount of wheat, bubblegum, and an orange citrusy thing going on. Inviting.

Spicy, see above, taste with more bubblegum than in the smell, yeasty, bananas here and there, orange citrus I mentioned in the smell...not there. Maybe my nose was confused? It is a complex son of a gun. It has some sort of fruity thing going on n=but it's stumping me. Good taste I'm getting so I'm not all that perturbed.

Medium light to light medium body with ample carbonation.

A good example of the style though I'd like/prefer the abv to be a bit lower.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 22:46:42 | More by Bitterbill
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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a soft yellow color with a half-finger fizzy head. Poor retention and no lacing.

S-I'm getting some yeasty notes in the nose. Followed by some fruits (banana and pears) with some subtle cinnamon spice

T-Tangy fruits with a peppery, cinnamon spice finish. Not too complex.

MF-Carbonated and fizzy.

O-A pretty good saison. Not my favorite style, but it represents a saison pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 01:31:44 | More by Jacurdy60
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-15-2013 21:31:34 | More by jbaker67
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2013 21:48:46 | More by Zbrown2307
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass

A- Poured a very clear bright golden color tons of streaming carbonation with big soapy bright white head that left no lace.

S- Smells very clean, some light bubblegum, banana, and clove notes. Big mineral and wheat presence.

T- Prominent bubblegum and clove flavors. Really big mineral presence, wheat, some light banana notes

M- Lighter bodied, medium carbonation (a little lighter than many saisons), semi-dry finish, some booziness and burn on the finish as this warmed up.

O- A nice saison with very clean flavors, just wish it was a little drier and less boozy.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 02:15:11 | More by Hoptometrist
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-09-2013 15:28:34 | More by Duvel
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 13:31:54 | More by swimfire
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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a fat bubbled head that hangs around for a minute and fades fast. A little hazy, golden color.

S: Good barnyard funk right up front, with a little bready yeast. Mild citrus hops hiding under the funk.

T: Very mild citrus, and a fairly weighty, lingering melon note. Slight sweetness up front. Not funky, as the nose suggests. Very mild tartness.

M: Medium-light bodied with strong, sparkly carbonation.

O: About what I expect out of a six-pack saison; tasty and refreshing, but nothing real special. Would be great for someone who enjoys a lighter saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 05:35:45 | More by BeerAsAStoryteller
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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