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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,226
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

brandoman63, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

patm1986, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

schillman, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

justintcoons, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Cloudy yellow, 2 finger bone white frothy head, little lacing, but where there was lacing it was thick.

S - Yeast, spice, pine-sol, lemon.

T - Lemon, orange peel, tropical fruits, pepper, yeast.

M - Quite smooth, tingly.

O - Good representation of the style, excellent session brew.

Rickythejeweler, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%

12 ounce bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Color is a very pale wheat. Cloudy from the yeast, which I wasn't able to keep in the bottle.

Head was about one finger, fine bubbles, leaves some lacing. Continued effervescence, which maintains a thin layer of foam.

Aroma is yeast, which overpowers the spice in the background.

Flavor is similar to a white wheat with spices. Not sweet, by any means. Also a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel is smooth. A touch of alcohol in the back, fruity in the front. Very interesting and pleasant. I look forward to another glass.

KansasBeerLover, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of Belgian yeast, with some lemon and white pepper notes. Overall, it smells about like a saison is supposed to smell. The flavor is also typical saison. I get a lot of yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit malt. There is a little bit of light funk in the flavor. The beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 16, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

A: Pours a very light, translucent gold. The head is egg-shell white, and went up to about a finger's width in height. There is very nice lacing. Head has remained through the entire tasting.

S: This beer has a very strong aroma. Even while very cold, right out of the refrigerator, and kept still, it is powerful. There is a powerful yeasty aroma. There is also a very fruity aroma, like apple or maybe pear.

T: There is some yeasty tones in the taste as well. The beginning and middle of the taste is a slightly sweet kind of fruitiness in general. Towards the ending a tartness starts to develop which carries through the finish. The finish reminds me a bit of a drier champagne finish.

Mf: It has a light-medium body. I think it could benefit from being a bit heavier. There is a good bit of carbonation, which I think goes well with this brew.

Overall: A very good beer. It surpassed what I was expecting. I will buy this one again. I'd recommend at least giving it a try, even if it isn't your favorite style.

TheIronHammer, Oct 13, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

A: Crystal clear yellow with a 3 finger white head

S: Lemon grass and faint peach.

T: Banana and nectarine with mild citrus and clove in the finish. No funk.

M: Nice medium/high carbonation.

O: Unlike other funky or tart Saisons. For me this is almost Hefeweizen like in taste. Either-way a nice refreshing beer.

monitorpop, Oct 11, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle served in a saison dupont glass. Dated 4/22/11. Apparently 7.3% and a GABF silver medal winner...sets the bar high.

A- pours a pale gold, modest head for the style. good clarity.

S- funky and sweet. Touch of banana.

T- strong hit of pear or green apple. slightly tart.

M- crisp, on the thin side, goes down smooth.

O- overall a pleasant beer. Easy drinker and a nice all-around beer, but a bit off from the norms of the style to rate well. Look forward to revisiting at some point

fo5s, Oct 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Poured chilled in flared ale glass

A: cloudy, pale yellow; fantastic carbonation; big head that dissipates quickly; no lacing
S: lemon, lime, citrus; sweet; bottle conditioning prominent
T: fantastic Belgian-style ale; tar, hefty flavor; wheat and pear prominent; hopping is understated

This is a really solid, flavorful farmhouse alee

Arithmeticus, Sep 22, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +16.1%

thats what i think of when i think farmhouse ale. it has good carbination.the taste is sour but more tart. it has a solid appearance and good nose. theres a reason its a silver medal winner @ GABF 2010. if you enjoy farm house ales/sours try it for yourself and see!

hailyeast, Sep 22, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Picked this up at Buy Rite in Jersey City recently. This was a crapshoot for me and I wasn't sure if Great Divide could take on a style like this and have it match up with the beers from Europe that I've tried in this style. Sure enough, it did! There was no doubt that this was worth getting as a single bottle and even though this was just a bit too strong for me, the flavors and mouthfeel were extremely nice to behold.

This had a good pour to it, with a hazy golden hue, decent head, and some sediment on the bottom of the bottle that had to be swirled and emptied into my glass. The flavors were typical, with lots of banana and straw up front and some farmhouse "funk" in the back. A bit of alcohol could be detected here too but by no means did it detract from the taste. The carbonation was present but not overpowering, just adding enough to the mouthfeel to keep it from getting too heavy.

While this isn't the best example of the style that I've had, this was quite enjoyable and had I not seen the bottle, I wouldn't have guessed who brewed this. Someone who has never tried this style before would be wise to start here - this isn't too overpowering and is a textbook example of what a good Saison/Farmhouse should be, since the funky and spicy notes are absent here. I'd certainly have this again!

JerzDevl2000, Sep 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

A: The pour is a fairly clear straw color with a massive white head that eventually settles down.

S: Quite a lot of fruity esters to the aroma. Heavy on the banana and pear notes, but lots of citrus going on, too. There is a touch of tart apple and lemon peel and some light malt and straw. Very nice.

T: The flavor is somewhat light, but in a good/refreshing way. Banana sweetness followed by sweet pears. A touch of citrus peel bitterness, yeast, and light spices. A little bit of bready malt sweetness, too.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation and a crispness to the finish.

O: A really great saison. I found this to be a fantastic beer.

womencantsail, Sep 14, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +16.1%

Cloudy with just the right carbonation. Citrusy but not sweet. Quite crisp, but with a not-too-thin mouthfeel.There's a little sour/tart angle to it too. Just an all around great simple-but-not-dull saison.

This is my summer 2011 favorite every-day ale.

samtb, Sep 02, 2011
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.