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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

1,225 Ratings

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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)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bromine, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Unchi, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%

Appearance: Perfectly clear light golden yellow. Head is bright-white and bubbly. Drops to a tiny spotty cap with a marginally bigger cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Big bright fruitiness. Apple, pear, and a touch of lemon. Slight hop spiciness. Loaded with ripe banana and a yeast character that hits a bit more Belgian than farmhouse. Clean pale malt sweetness. Some bubblegum. Esters are pronounced. Nice and clean.

Taste: Yeasty, but clean. A touch of damp earth. Some grass with pale malts. Lightly sweet. Solid ripe banana balanced with a mild hoppy spiciness. Clove on the finish grows as the beer warms. Almost like banana bread at times. Powdery yeast on the finish. A bit over sweet as it warms. Grassy with some husky grain. Slight toasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a lively carbonation. Clean and slightly dry.

Overall: The farmer's average daughter.

Decent. Solid farmhouse/Belgian hybrid profile. A bit sweet overall, but the finish is on point.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mjgrady, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

sludgegnome, Apr 11, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a bright golden yellow with a bright one finger head. Higher carbonation clearly evident in it's stream of bubbles. Smells of peppery grapes and pears. The clean fruity notes are the most prominant, with a touch of acidic farmyard. Tastes of peppery funky lemon and pear. A touch of pineapple and cereal. Mouthfeel is clean and sharp. Bounces on the tongue.

Overall, this one is one great beer. A definite must try and one I wouldn't mind keeping stocked in my fridge. A super complex beer I wouldn't mind having on any summer evening.

lsummers, Apr 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

TwoForty, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

AMCPhD, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Apathetiq, Apr 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jwps214, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

st9647v3, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

beersvh23, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sparky44, Apr 06, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +10.1%

I got burnt out on this last year but am glad I went back this year - this stuff is great. Poured into a goblet from a bottle. The bottle is a cheerful yellow color, that for the most part matches the color of the ale. Thin head, translucent, very fine bubbles.

The nose is nice and crisp; apples, yeast, alcohol, and like a faint raisin or fig aroma. The flavor is nice, too, champagne-y and almost like a cider. There's some tart sweetness and the alcohol gives it some good backing. The mouthfeel is nice and the finish breaks off clean for the most part. It almost has this lingering, woody finish, but it's not barrelled as far as I know so I don't know where I'm getting that from.

Overall, pretty psyched to have this one again. This is a real nice one from Great Divide.

BeerWizard, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

barbellsNbeers, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

bulldogg915, Apr 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

artoolemomo, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

justinm4bama, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Minutes, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

CDCNAM, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ryandotfox, Mar 27, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

hagbergl, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

gwiedman1, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

GoGata, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sam_Frank, Mar 22, 2013
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.