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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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1,175 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 32
Gots: 60 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-27-2012 21:57:36 | More by KegsAndEggs
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-27-2012 21:24:46 | More by AllHailBeercules
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-21-2012 06:48:57 | More by Illos
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-21-2012 06:37:43 | More by slowdaddy
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

08-19-2012 01:23:47 | More by jmbraxton
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

A - bright, cloudy yellow with a loose, bubbly head that fades quickly

S - lemon, a bit tart

T - lemon zest, a hint of orange, faint yeast, fruity

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp, a bit warm in the finish

This is a rather refreshing Saison. It has a nice citrusy, fruity flavor that is balanced and enjoyable. It's also easy to drink. I will probably pick this up again.

08-15-2012 16:52:12 | More by tdm168
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-31-2012 21:44:34 | More by alamode
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4.08/5  rDev +6%

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

07-29-2012 00:03:59 | More by BeerDawgs
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2012 22:52:10 | More by klipper
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-25-2012 00:16:10 | More by gkob
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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

07-24-2012 02:44:58 | More by DavidST
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-24-2012 01:55:18 | More by hockenbeer
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-19-2012 20:20:44 | More by Acforster2
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-19-2012 01:25:23 | More by Gorthaur25
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2.78/5  rDev -27.8%

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.

07-18-2012 21:15:21 | More by Phelps
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-17-2012 20:53:52 | More by Hoagie1973
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2012 03:57:43 | More by Greeneagle
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

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

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 22:27:37 | More by esharri2
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2012 14:44:01 | More by viettran07
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-10-2012 00:03:10 | More by Bdel34
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

07-09-2012 22:17:45 | More by alameda5
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-08-2012 01:14:59 | More by Mlawrence
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2012 00:32:23 | More by Kopfschuss
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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