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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,270 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,270
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 34
Gots: 88 | 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 dav
4/5  rDev +3.9%

dav, May 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

StealieClimber, May 02, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DrFunkenstein, May 02, 2012
Photo of Kirby
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kirby, May 01, 2012
Photo of julian89
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: A hazy yellow body with a quarter inch head with minimal retention and no lacing.

Smell: Malt wheat with stronger scents of flowers, honey, and spices.

Taste:Very zesty with lemon grass and honey on the front end. Malted wheat taste throughout. The spices leave a dry finish and are an excellent balance to the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, but fairly crisp carbonation.

Drinkability: A good and simple saison, the taste has a little complexity. I'm liking the saison, wheat, and white beers this spring.

julian89, May 01, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +3.9%

OldTime, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Straw yellow, clear, with a large white head.

S - Horse sweat, faint sulfer, banana, cloves. The smell is nice.

T - Hay, sulfer, horse sweat, faint banana. Aftertaste is a lingering hay joined with a bland grain flavor. There is a faint underlying bitterness with almost no features.

M - Thin, high carbonation, dry.

D - Rather good actually. The individual pieces combine to make an excellent saison.

mrasskicktastic, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Darles_Chickens
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Darles_Chickens, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jamstone714, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jds8411, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a bright yet hazy straw color. A heavy pour yields only a fingers worth of pearly white foam which dissipates to a film with a thick ring around the glass.

S - intense aroma. Tart and funky. Notes of orange peel and lemon pith are most apparent. Funkiness was unexpected but welcome.

T - dry bread crusty malt profile. Lemon and orange notes mid palate. A touch of spice and funk at the back end. Funk lasts through the quick finish.

M - light bodied close to medium with a creamy yet slightly watery texture. Carbonation is medium.

O - while it sure is refreshing it is sort of one dimensional. Nose is dominated by funk and citrus. Taste is essentially the same. I will do an updated review as it is a cold night and I just might not be in the mood for this style. But as of now its good but not quite what I was expecting from Great Divide.

Teleweizen2, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

abmhighrise, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DougBrandt513, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Lantern, Apr 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color. The beer has a thin off-white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering most of the surface of the beer. Very little to no lacing is observed.

S: Overall, I found the smell of this beer to be quite mild. There were hints of spices, citrus, and just a touch of the funk you would expect.

T: Again, a little more on the mild side than I might have expected/desired but definitely tasty. There was a very light amount of funk with some crisp citrus notes and just a touch of spice (clove and possibly white pepper).

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of effervescent carbonation. Very dry.

O: Overall this was a very enjoyable light summer saison and definitely a beer that would go down well on a warm afternoon/evening. I found this one to be quite easy to drink and worth getting another.

dbrauneis, Apr 24, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale, hazy yellow appearance, and a lot of carbonation gave this look a bit of a macro vibe, but the lemon zest and orange peel on the nose indicated that this was not one of the mass produced swill. The taste was pretty timid for a Saison, with flavors of lemon, simple sugar, and white pepper coming across each light and refreshing sip. The ABV felt nowhere near 7.3%, and the body was soft and airy. Very refreshing, but left me longing for more depth.

rajendra82, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

joesc230, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Irrationalist, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Shiner Bock pint glass. Label says bottled on: MAR 05 2012

A- Pours a hazy yellow color with a 1/4 inch head that immediately dissipates to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small patch of surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Rich, vibrant yeast aroma that's crisp and refreshing. Also quite citrusy.

T- Quintessential saison flavor with plenty of bubble gum and banana notes from the yeast as well as some wheat and a bit of spice. Also hints of lemon and sulfur.

M- Thin and a bit dry. Medium-low carbonation with a soft body and some yeast tang.

O- The first saison to make me realize I love the style.

Immortale25, Apr 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

LeeryLeprechaun, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

cheefdaddy1, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy pale yellow color with an ultra bright white head, good lacing. Tart like fruitiness and phenolic tang on the nose. A touch sour. Faint dried banana and bubble gum.

Tart apple and pear with a touch of tropical fruit up front. Some medicinal flavors around mid palate, enough just to balance the sweetness, coupled by a spicy grassy yeast presence and a bright clean finish. Sour, yet subdued, fruity yet dry, complex yet pleasant. An overall fantastic and complex beer with incredible layers of flavor, perfect for spring, the only thing i could ask is for a bit less phenolic flavors. Otherwise, nothing less than great from Great Divide.

jtierney89, Apr 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Lob, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

outsider, Apr 16, 2012
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.