Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
A- Pours a light, straw yellow hue, but as cloudy as they come. So opaque that it darkens itself unless held to the light. Small, 1 finger head that doesn't stick around long and laces only a little bit.
S- Tons of light spices here. The ones that I can detect and identify are clove, coriander, lemon, and something very banana-y in flavor. I'm sure there are more spices on the nose, but it's so complex that I can't pull them out and name them. Light grainy flavors are also in the scent with definite grassy notes.
T- Just like the scent. Incredibly complex with tones of spices. Clove and banana spices are prominent. Wheat and light grains provide a solid base for the spices. Complex spice blend is persistent throughout. Ends with the same spice profile and complexity as it started, with a slight dull bite of the wheat and other grains.
M- Light in flavor, but full in body, this beer is slick and creamy across the palate. High carbonation, but no detectable alcohol. Weight of this one sits in the stomach because of the high grain profile.
Overall, one of the better farmhouses I've had. I'm not a big fan of the style, mainly because of the overwhelming spices, but this one is sufficiently complex with other flavors to distract me. Give it a try, it could be a good introduction to a style that may not be your favorite.
02-15-2013 00:26:55 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
A: slightly cloudy light golden color, head only 1 finger and left quickly.
S: initially it's light and slightly yeasty, the aroma warms up after half a glass and subtle notes of coriander and wheat appear.
T: clean, crisp, creamy light aftertaste, light notes of fruit, fresh cut wheat and subtle spice, definitely fits the style of beer.
M: light and very smooth, "dances on the tongue"
O: it's a great beer, refreshing, light citrus and spice, fresh wheat... Takes me to a summer BBQ with bright blue skies, cool breeze and wheat fields. Lovely, fresh, light, kitchen, gingham red and white, summer breeze, swinging on a tire swing great feeling... Very pleased with this beer!
02-10-2013 17:27:35 | More by Yokoono76
4.14/5 rDev +7.5%
It pours a very beautiful, very hazy gold with a white head. head retention is poor, but the lacing is nice while it lasts. Enticing aromas of citrus zest and ginger entice the nose with hints of grass and a strong underying yeastiness. The taste is very yeasty with some spiciness. A slight sour funk follows the taste all the way through to the finish. The finish has a lot of lemon zest as well. The mouthfeel is lighter than I had expected and it dries the mouth out a bit. The carbonation, however, is perfect. Not too much or too little. Overall, I was very happy with this beer.
02-03-2013 18:50:35 | More by silverking
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Bottled: Jan 21 2013
Tasted: Feb 3 2013
A – Pours with a big bright white 2-3 finger head. Leaves nice thick lacing all the way down. Is a bright hazy yellow, nice looking beer.
S – Citrus, lemon tart cake. Some biscuit here, slightly sweet.
T – Zesty fruits, lemon, lime, orange. Some pepper here too, tart and crisp.
M – Light, crisp and airy. With a bit of a lingering sticky sweetness on the finish. This is very refreshing and would be great on a lawn mowing day.
O – Good surprise as I typically don't care for the style; this is bright, refreshing and full of flavor, without a ton of crazy overpowering yeastiness.
02-03-2013 06:55:18 | More by Moose90
4.51/5 rDev +17.1%
Appearance: Cloudy and golden with a head about one finger high.
Aroma: Peppery, orange zest, floral hop dryness, golden raisins with light notes of plum, ginger.
Taste: Orange zest, ginger, cinnamon, peppery, ginger, apple, golden raisins, and a very good dry floral hop finish.
Notes: Very drinkable good to enjoy anytime of year and the dry finish is very better. Cheers.
02-03-2013 00:40:42 | More by horshack7
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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