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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,127 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,127
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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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
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bmmortale

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-25-2013 15:05:15 | More by bmmortale
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mhgatti

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-24-2013 23:03:14 | More by mhgatti
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-21-2013 13:55:33 | More by Cooker_stp
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-19-2013 14:04:31 | More by JVan
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DrinkingGradStudent

Kansas

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - somewhat light colored and cloudy.
S - Reminiscent of farms smells, hay and cows.
T - Carbonation is overpowering and initially hides the taste, which is fruity with a hint of bitterness and ends with a dry aftertaste.
M - Excellent mouthfeel, initially feels like it may be over-cabonated, great aftertast.
O - Great beer and would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:12:48 | More by DrinkingGradStudent
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BostonIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-17-2013 21:59:01 | More by BostonIPA
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2013 01:18:59 | More by cclark67789
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BigJamoke

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-15-2013 16:01:18 | More by BigJamoke
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adam_e

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-15-2013 13:01:50 | More by adam_e
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Liz8646

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-14-2013 21:11:01 | More by Liz8646
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-12-2013 20:33:04 | More by mpalestino
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 17:30:27 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Bustersuess

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 03:13:44 | More by Bustersuess
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spokeydonkey

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a duvel tulip. Hazy straw with a thin white head leaving lacing down the glass. Tiny steams of bubbles.

Smells - pepper, lemon, mango, ripe tropical fruits.

Taste - Starts off lemony and dry, transitions into mango and pear in the middle with sweet malt backing it up. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel - spritzy and medium-light bodied. High carbonation.

Overall - a tiny bit sweeter than I like from a saison, but a very nice blend of complex tropical fruit flavors. Not quite as drinkable as it could be due to the sweetness, but overall an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:26:43 | More by spokeydonkey
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larbush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-10-2013 21:32:43 | More by larbush
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-10-2013 20:00:19 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Dimitri

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2013 19:06:16 | More by Dimitri
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours darker yellow, active white foam. 1/2 inch foam settles down to nothing. Wheaty smell. Citrus in the back. Funky taste, some lemon. Firm hop, some sugar sweetness. Very good. Solid version.

Have to get back into Great Divide, it has been a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 11:51:41 | More by KTCamm
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-10-2013 02:07:54 | More by Mrbseward
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2013 03:04:33 | More by stampfler07
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.