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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,135 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 52 | 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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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2012 03:56:03 | More by Beer21
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jbarra101

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-26-2012 22:26:21 | More by jbarra101
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mkrass

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-24-2012 05:34:11 | More by mkrass
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-24-2012 03:52:59 | More by NickThePyro
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-19-2012 18:45:14 | More by King_KongDCO93
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled 12 oz bottle into a pint snifter. Bottling date March 23 2012. This one's been in the fridge for about nine months.

Look- Clear gold with an extremely dense cap of white foam that more than fills the glass. Visible carbonation. Barest traces of lace.

Smell- Dominantly yeasty, funky, Belgian spice and esters, crusty bread, light nectar sweetness. As it warms, it becomes a bit more ciderlike. Nice.

Taste- This one's improved significantly with age if my memory's correct at all. Light, fruity, white raisin, apricot, coriander, light toast. The bolder flavors lighten and merge as it rolls around until there's the barest hint of dry cider with a lingering fruitiness giving the impression of sweetness. Finishes with dry toast and a hint of oxidation.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, light-medium body, carbonation distinct but not prickly. Mild mineral character at the finish. Finishes a bit heavier, light creamy feel as the carbonation slinks away.No hint at 7+ percent alcohol, you'd think it was 4. Quite drinkable.

Overall- I wasn't particularly impressed by this beer when I first purchased the six pack back in May or so, but a second take has convinced me this beer is worth revisiting. It's mellowed out significantly, and the aggressive funky/estery/dusty aromas and flavors I remember have taken on a subtler and more balanced feel. Nice. Worth trying either way, but I'd recommend giving it six months or so.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 05:26:49 | More by Lawl3ss
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-14-2012 05:54:21 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-13-2012 02:48:39 | More by mychalg9
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HarryHood

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-11-2012 01:58:58 | More by HarryHood
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ctrevino

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

12-09-2012 00:25:14 | More by ctrevino
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Behrhunter


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-07-2012 01:24:40 | More by Behrhunter
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MarcWP

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-02-2012 01:15:42 | More by MarcWP
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-20-2012 18:58:32 | More by andrewkgray91
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-19-2012 01:56:27 | More by leinie13
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A touch of age, but at 7.2% this should be fine, just not ass-kicking fresh. Poured into my Reidel pils beer glass - a current favorite - allow great catching of aroma.
Aroma is a little tart, a little sour, touch of citrus and little funk. Doesn't seem to stray too far from that - a little soft pale male.
Cloudy yellow with a big billowing head.
Starts with a nice bready malt and that moves nicely into the yeast character. Nice blending with overpowering or preventing the enjoyment of the nice complicity. Quite shot of warm in the gut. Well balanced lactic. The finish is really nice. Drying without astringency and leaving all sorts of enjoyable flavors.
Really smooth feel even without a real heavy body and very soft.
This is really nice. The blending is outstanding. I've had some that are fruitier, and I like those too, but this one shines for its complexity and blending of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:07:38 | More by garymuchow
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-11-2012 03:31:07 | More by tswater
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-26-2012 19:24:56 | More by Gtg642
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poodog

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-24-2012 14:59:31 | More by poodog
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manaconn

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-23-2012 04:35:19 | More by manaconn
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away and left lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of earthy yeast and in the nose along with some notes of cracker malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the malty flavors are a little more prominent and also have some notes of sweetness and hints of peppery spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer seems to have more malts and sweetness (similar to a tripel) compared to other beers in the style, but it is still relatively easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 03:04:09 | More by metter98
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Translucent bright yellow, two finger head with some carbonation.

S-Lots of yeast, clove and banana. Along with some wheat, not much wheat and poor balance in the nose.

T-Yeast and clove with banana in the fore front. Some wheat. Tad bit of grass with no bitterness.

M-Light, highly carbonated and crisp.

O-There are so many other saisons out there. Balance isn't where it should be, no spices.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 15:54:12 | More by rlee1390
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured in a tulip glass
Bottled on Mar 5th, 2012

A: Pours a slightly hazy light straw yellow with 2 plus fingers width of bright white head, which dissipates down at a moderate rate to only a thin outer ring. Leaves no appreciable lacing.

S: Clove, pears and apples, wheat, the slightest tart aroma, no discernible funk notes, but still nice.

T: Crisp apples, peppery spice, wheat, clove. Lots of spice here. I get almost no tart/sour or funk flavors. Taste is pretty good, but its rather one dimensional, and doesnt bring the things I expect in a saison.

M/D: Crisp with high carbonation which makes it feel lighter than it otherwise would be. Very drying. No hint of the 7.3% ABV. Drinkability is pretty good but somewhat limited by the huge carbonation.

O: Not bad. Lots of spice, which I enjoy, but other than that is doesnt do a whole lot for me. Its certainly belgium influenced, but I don't see it falling into the saison style. Maybe more along the lines of a very spice belgium pale or a not very good tripel. Overall, it was a decent drink, but I likely wouldn't have one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 00:24:14 | More by zac16125
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-11-2012 22:09:51 | More by frogfan
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niner9

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-08-2012 21:11:00 | More by niner9
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-06-2012 07:03:27 | More by gtermi
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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