Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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