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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,093 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 31
Gots: 46 | 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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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A hazy blond, straw color with 3 fingers of head and sticky lace all over the glass. Lots of bubbles running through the beer, impressive!

S - Sweet malts, a touch of funk, not much. Tany tartiness. Maybe pears and pineapple. Smells excellent

T - Nice and light fruitiness flavor. Excellent beer for July! Spiciness. No presence of alcohol, though it is 7.3%

M - medium bodied, but tons of carbonation. Kind of sizzles in your mouth. Love it

O - An excellent saison. I will be purchasing this one again. Impressed with another one of Great Divide's beers

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:03:59 | More by BeerDawgs
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2012 22:52:10 | More by klipper
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gkob

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-25-2012 00:16:10 | More by gkob
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DavidST

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass, bottled on March 23, 2012. This pours a hazy straw light yellow color with a short lived off white head which quickly dissipates. The smells are nice lots of sweet yeast esters, a little funk, some earthy tones, good stuff. The feel is medium high carbonation. The taste is great nice fruit yeast esters a dry finish some earthy flavors good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 02:44:58 | More by DavidST
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-24-2012 01:55:18 | More by hockenbeer
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Acforster2

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-19-2012 20:20:44 | More by Acforster2
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Gorthaur25


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-19-2012 01:25:23 | More by Gorthaur25
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Phelps

Arizona

2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed in a tulip at Flanny's.

Perfectly clear apple juice-color, a light orange. There’s almost no head — just a thin, wispy ring of white.

Pear and red apple mix, in the nose along with a subtle tanginess, crackers, green apple and a little pepper.

More spice appears in the flavor — very peppery. Alcohol, apple, pear. Weird tang on the sides of the tongue. Finishes dry, but the tang lingers.

Medium-light body with moderate, tingly carb. Not much alcohol, just some warmth in the throat.

A weird girl, this Colette. The overbearing fruits and odd tang make me think it’s not really to style. Not my favorite GD brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2012 21:15:21 | More by Phelps
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Arper


3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-18-2012 02:26:35 | More by Arper
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Hoagie1973

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-17-2012 20:53:52 | More by Hoagie1973
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Greeneagle


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2012 03:57:43 | More by Greeneagle
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humuluslupulus8

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Colette poors a slightly cloudy gold color. The head is just barely off-white and consists of large bubbles. The cloudiness of the beer made it more interesting since most beers are completely clarified.

The aroma consists of a balance of malts and piney hops. There is also an equal amount of a musty-type smell. This is my first farmhouse ale, but my reading about the style told me it would have this "old" smell. I wasn't bothered by it at all.

The taste is well balanced between the sweeter malts and bitter hops. That musty aspect is there and gives the beer a unique flavor.

The mouthfeel seems thicker than normal. I usually like this quality, but I'm not sure if it is the best fit for the flavors of the beer.

Overall, Colette is an interesting beer that seems like a good introduction to farmhouse ales for me. This is definitely a unique style, but it's also not my favorite at this point. However, I wont hesitate to try other farmhouse ale/ saisons in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 03:25:01 | More by humuluslupulus8
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esharri2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 22:27:37 | More by esharri2
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viettran07

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2012 14:44:01 | More by viettran07
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-10-2012 00:03:10 | More by Bdel34
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alameda5

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this with a Great Divide 12 pack sampler.

The appearance of this beer is a beautiful cloudy yellow, with a nice white fluffy head.

The nose of this beer is very pleasant with hints of citrus and apple.

Now the taste. The beer is a good interpretation of a classic begian Saison. This one has a very nice, light, fruity taste. For me this would be a perfect beer for the summer months.

The mouthfeel has a lot of carbonation, but is smooth at the same time.

Overall I really like this beer. Glad I bought the sampler pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 22:17:45 | More by alameda5
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-08-2012 01:14:59 | More by Mlawrence
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2012 00:32:23 | More by Kopfschuss
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powpig2002

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-07-2012 22:38:59 | More by powpig2002
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/23/12.

Pours a murky yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, rice, yeast, and spice. Taste is of grain, citrus fruit, citrus zest, yeast, and spices on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer flavor wise but the aroma is a bit of a letdown in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 07:23:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-29-2012 21:26:54 | More by cfinch2
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2012 20:22:29 | More by sammo
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2012 05:07:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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seanmugs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-26-2012 16:53:36 | More by seanmugs
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-26-2012 12:33:53 | More by jjcote
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.