1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,225 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,225
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 78 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Colette Farmhouse Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,225 | Reviews: 390 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Slatetank, May 31, 2013
Photo of EigenBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

EigenBeer, May 31, 2013
Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev +3.9%

J_Dub, May 30, 2013
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +3.9%

woodchip, May 30, 2013
Photo of Plonk
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +3.9%

sneaks2210, May 29, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

grubefresh, May 27, 2013
Photo of Buster
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Buster, May 26, 2013
Photo of Beergelden
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Beergelden, May 26, 2013
Photo of tweezer159
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

tweezer159, May 26, 2013
Photo of Ljoreilly
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Ljoreilly, May 26, 2013
Photo of pinnser
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pinnser, May 25, 2013
Photo of fehrminator
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

fehrminator, May 25, 2013
Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

rcjennings, May 24, 2013
Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

csfcmitchell, May 23, 2013
Photo of tjsmith910
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

tjsmith910, May 23, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%

A: hazy yellow with a two finger frothy white head that fades quickly

S: belgin yeast, wheat, a little citrus and a quite a bit of lactic acid.

T: I'm getting lots of wheat upfront. A little belgin yeast and lactic acid follow.

M: pretty thin and carbonated but it works with the style. Nice and light, good for summer.

O: bitterness from the wheat and tartness from the yeast and acid blend well. Not my favorite style but pretty good for what it is.

Fcolle2, May 21, 2013
Photo of rc51sport
4/5  rDev +3.9%

rc51sport, May 20, 2013
Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a cler glass tumbler. No decipherable bottling date -- rubbed off. Purchased at Knightly Spirits (Orlando, FL).

A: Straw yellow, slightly hazy as a little of the yeast snuck in. 1-2 finger white big-bubbled head with good retention but only scattered dots of lace.

S: The aroma is mostly bready, grainy maltiness with light fruitiness including pear and yellow apple and some pretty strong floral and fruity yeast esters. There is an herbal, lightly fruity and lemon citrus hoppiness in the aroma profile. Nothing light about this -- spot-on.

T: A superb mix of fruit, herbal nuances, yeast esters and solid backbone of grainy Pilsner maltiness. Malt wins of the big three, but the yeast esters are interesting with pear, apple, and some green grape flavors blending with floral, perfumy qualities. The hops are mostly bitterness, but there is some lemon rind citrus along with mild grassiness. A really excellent saison.

M: Colette hits the lush maltiness and finshes with the dry crispness this style demands. Carbonation is active without a doubt and helps bolster the refreshing qualities of this ale.

O: Colette is an outstanding American version of farmhouse ale -- clean grain and bread maltiness with fruity yeast esters finished with lemon citrus and the righ punch of dryness. Yet another reason I am sad that GD is no longer in my neck of the woods in VA.

argock, May 18, 2013
Photo of BeerBeast
4/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerBeast, May 16, 2013
Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

grumpygerman, May 16, 2013
Photo of KingEdward
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KingEdward, May 14, 2013
Photo of wil19b85
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

wil19b85, May 14, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MDDMD, May 13, 2013
Photo of Travcofarms
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Travcofarms, May 13, 2013
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.