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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,124 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 30
Gots: 50 | 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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jtierney89

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 03:40:33 | More by jtierney89
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geomantis33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2014 14:15:41 | More by geomantis33
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2012 20:22:29 | More by sammo
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-01-2014 00:37:51 | More by Snellgg5
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2013 22:51:31 | More by Hockey_Fan
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GoGators

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2012 01:32:45 | More by GoGators
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-03-2014 17:23:49 | More by jbhollis1180
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2013 03:04:33 | More by stampfler07
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 22:13:36 | More by KevinGordon
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2011 17:21:49 | More by mdillon86
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2013 23:57:22 | More by dvanhandel
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2013 18:38:53 | More by Dcunicelli
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2014 22:26:38 | More by thetimhortonsman
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-23-2013 20:02:53 | More by jaydoc
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-01-2012 01:46:06 | More by rondufresne
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yamar68

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle to tulip. Bottle date 3/1/12:

Pours a hazy pear gold with a lively, noisy few fingers of white head. Plenty of beading, lacing is rather weak.

Super estery... wet grass, white grapes, black pepper, lemon zest... pretty inviting.

The taste offers a lot of the same dynamics as the nose with the addition of some milder sweet malts. Green apple, more grapes.

Smoother than some low ABV saisons I've had. Can't complain there.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 23:20:42 | More by yamar68
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-27-2013 02:18:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-03-2013 01:24:36 | More by OregonGrown7
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2013 18:22:09 | More by st9647v3
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minterro

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-06-2013 03:56:39 | More by minterro
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rc51sport

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2013 02:56:22 | More by rc51sport
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-20-2013 02:56:28 | More by MN_Beerticker
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carlborch

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours a light golden with a very light haze and develops a full 2-inch head that is totally white and creamy. The head settles over time into about 1/4 inch. The carbonation is marked but of moderate intensity with very small bubbles. The initial nose makes me think of a pilsner, but the malty and hoppy notes are pushed aside by the expected sour notes of this farm-house ale. The body is medium-light with a pleasant lightly-sour lingering. Definitely an ale for food. The sour notes are more restrained than I expected of a Farmhouse Ale/Saison. The ale is quite tasty. Lacing does form, but is rather moderate. The 7.3% ABV is not noticeable on the palate. I'd try this again, but would first return to some Saisons from Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 18:22:46 | More by carlborch
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GDFA or "Colette" pours a cloudy (bottle conditioned) straw golden body with a bone white two finger head that leaves plenty of lacing down my snifter.

The aromas are earthy hops and a Belgian peppery quality held by most saisons.

The flavor is spot on for what I consider a good saison. It has lemon and citrus fruits followed by a wave of white pepper and herbal hop bittering.

The mouthfeel is light medium, but still "fluffy" or lush in quality.

This is the perfect beer for food pairings. I could enjoy it with a funky cheese and crackers as a summer afternoon snack. Or perhaps lemon pepper shrimp salad.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 19:46:22 | More by rtratzlaff
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-11-2013 03:54:26 | More by stortore
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.