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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,228 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 79 | 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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Photo of horshack7
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

horshack7, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of marino4205
4/5  rDev +3.9%

marino4205, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

crobinso, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of wo87810
4/5  rDev +3.9%

wo87810, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

THECPJ, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of keenanite21
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

keenanite21, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of ShutOutTheSky
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ShutOutTheSky, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of SeaOfShells
4/5  rDev +3.9%

SeaOfShells, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of BlissJunkie
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Brewbazstard
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Brewbazstard, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of meigs3
5/5  rDev +29.9%

meigs3, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Danny1217, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of acelin
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, fuzzy yellow from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Small white head that leaves minimal lacing.

Smells brings nothing amazing, although the absence of huge funky smells is nice - it's a very clean saison.

Certainly a pale beer, with faint bread, tart wheat, and faint hops. Very crisp, light.

Could use a bit better mouthfeel, but overly a very accesible saison.

acelin, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a nice cloudy golden color, but a very fleeting head. Almost didn't appear, then faded away almost immediately. In a category that I typically expect nice substantial, sticky head, I was surprised.

Smell - Notes of citrus, with an almost champagne-like aroma. Floral, but lacking the complex hop-driven notes that I love so much. Subtle hint of green hay as the aroma fades.

Taste - The standout component of this particular brew. Hint of barnyard funk at first, replaced by heavy flavors of grapefruit and yeast. Would prefer a tiny bit of bitterness for balance, but solid nonetheless.

Mouthfeel - Very light, and heavy feel of carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall, a very drinkable farmhouse ale. I'd especially recommend this as a first foray into the style for someone who maybe isn't certain about it. There are others I would drink first, but I like a bit more funk and a touch of hop-bitterness. I think this would be a good one for an outdoor, summer setting.

LambicPentameter, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of QuamLaetus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

QuamLaetus, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of IPAmayday90
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

IPAmayday90, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of fatmusic14
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - wasn't able to generate any head, but pours a rich gold - reminiscent of Aspens in September. Comes with a slight haze, but enough to blur anything through.

S - tart and citrus - hint of sweetness - simple.

T - lemon zest, fruity, hint of sourdough bread. Lingering tastes of mint and sour elements.

M - nice carbonation, easy drinkability, ABV hidden. Bubbles dancing throughout.

O - 6er recommended.

fatmusic14, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Beer21, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of jbarra101
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jbarra101, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of mkrass
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mkrass, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3/5  rDev -22.1%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
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.

Lawl3ss, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dt_gbpackersfan, Dec 14, 2012
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.