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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,097 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,097
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 31
Gots: 46 | 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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T-RO

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-13-2013 16:29:16 | More by T-RO
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kikenazz

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drinking 6.5 months after date on bottle

A - opaque, yet glowing yellow-gold honey color. Carbonated to my liking. Didn't form a huge head on pour but sustains a steady stream of fine bubbles.

S - unripe banana with grassy and honey due side notes. Not much spiciness in the aroma.

T - Strong banana characteristics. Bit of hotness/spiciness left on the back of tongue. Sweet but not overpowering.

M - thin bodied, leaves a bitter spiciness in aftertaste

Definitely will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 16:27:15 | More by kikenazz
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-11-2013 03:54:26 | More by stortore
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johntfox

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-10-2013 01:45:54 | More by johntfox
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-08-2013 23:15:40 | More by coldmeat23
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nakedninjaturtle

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-08-2013 16:50:57 | More by nakedninjaturtle
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minterro

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-06-2013 03:23:34 | More by ninaturner
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Johnny_99

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-05-2013 14:40:45 | More by Johnny_99
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YieldToNothing

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-04-2013 22:21:57 | More by YieldToNothing
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oceanpeak

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-04-2013 05:17:49 | More by oceanpeak
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Acquired in a BIF from ufmj, thanks man!

A- Pours a hazy, light-honey colored body with a pretty thick, 2 finger head that reduces slowly and leaves some nice lacing and foam. Quite inviting.

S- Very fruity, unripe bananas, tart apples, lime and lemon juice, farmhouse funk, clove, spices.

T- Deep fruity, banana flavors dominate. Sweet apples, honey, cloves, cinnamon come through. Alcohol is well hidden .

M- Refreshing and smooth, this is a thirst quencher. Medium-high carbonation.

This is an awesome interpretation of a farmhouse ale. Very bold and flavorful while being drinkable and refreshing. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 02:22:19 | More by gcamparone
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imprezawrxsti

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-02-2013 06:23:11 | More by imprezawrxsti
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-01-2013 22:06:28 | More by gueuzedreg
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-31-2013 07:48:24 | More by RedneckBeerz
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-31-2013 05:41:07 | More by kristougher
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-30-2013 04:11:43 | More by mhaugo
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-30-2013 00:08:55 | More by Bsetz
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-29-2013 14:37:36 | More by Kahlerbock
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Taylor_Boggio

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

08-27-2013 06:03:49 | More by Taylor_Boggio
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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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nsheehan

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Colette
Great Divide
20130811
12oz to Libbey Belgian
7.3% ABV
Farmhouse ale
Bottled on Feb 21 2013

A – A hazy, pretty much opaque but quite translucent yellow-golden. Has a nice glow, and bubbles are rising vigorously from the bottom. Head is eggshell white and microfine bubbles.

S – Quite nice, some fruit, flowers, sweetness, and spices. I pick up melon and a bit of citrus,
like orange peel, a floralness and a bit of hay, some sugar, and some white pepper. The smells work together nicely, no one being too much or little. The melon is mostly honeydew.

T – Interesting taste, starts with some hay and orange peel, then rolls into a sweet melon note, followed by some spice and more orange. The aftertaste brings the sweetness and melon back in. The sweetness isn’t obviously Belgian, but it has some similarities, perhaps a bit of earthiness. It works nicely with the other tastes.

M – Medium bodied, and somewhat soft, yet also slightly bubbly on the tongue. Quite refreshing, but not very. Less of a mid-summer day’s work drink, more of an end of the work day drink.

D – This is a nice beer to start the day with (in my case), or end a day of work with. I’m having trouble deciding if I’d like it a little less sweet, but I know that if there was no sweetness I wouldn’t like its take on the style. I could see myself drinking it almost every day. I also think the ABV is a good number.
4.75, 4.25, 4.25, 4.25, 4.25; 4.27.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:43:58 | More by nsheehan
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2013 00:33:04 | More by Eighty
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at George street alehouse.

Arrives in a pint glass with a finger of foam. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma is a cross between lemongrass and banana.

First sip has a nice yeasty banana flavor. No phenols, which is nice. If this is 7.3 abv it certainly doesn't taste it. Nice sweet malt base to canvas the fruity yeast flavors. While I prefer hoppy beers I can really appreciate the way this showcases the yeast flavors.

This is very easy to drink and perfectly refreshing on a summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 20:49:41 | More by FickleBeast
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-25-2013 17:56:40 | More by DemoniChris
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,097 ratings.