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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,135 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 52 | 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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Brunite

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy straw yellow. White minimal head.

S: Belgian yeast notes...spicy...lemon.

T: Tart. Very strong citrus & lemon. Spicy....dry.

T: The beer taste is just way too lemony.

M: Lots of carbonation...very tart. Too much for my taste.

O: Did not like this one. Just too much lemon. Did not finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 06:01:12 | More by Brunite
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz -> Saison Dupont glass

A ~ Pours a very pale lemonade with excessive carbonation and large bubbles. Not great lacing.

S ~ Wet banana and malt. Not much of a nose for a Saison. I come to expect more.

T ~ Lots of wheat, Faint faint bubblegum, & some spicy lemons with a metallic edge. Faint peach preserves and rock candy.

M ~ Bubbly and hot, hardly refreshing. Would be a good intro to the style I suppose but it is not very true to more traditional farmhouses. Effervescent as hell.

D ~ If this wasn't 10 $ a sixpack I would excuse it, but rating it against others in the style with the pricepoint, I'd much rather buy something. Don't seek out. Like a wheat beer with a splash of Belgian yeast

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 22:32:34 | More by chocosushi
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DIM

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: This was a slightly cloudy pale golden color. It was served to me with a short, fizzy cap that quickly faded.

s: Light funk with some earthy grains. Faint cloves and a little something sweet that seemed out of place. No trace of the 7.3% abv.

t: Starts off with a light sweetness that is disconcertingly "corny". It is short lived, but very out of place. The finish dries out with ample bitterness and a little earthiness. A little pepper lingers on the tongue.

m: Not quite as actively carbonated as a saison should be with a heavier than average body.

d: It finishes like a pretty good saison, but that sweetness up front was distracting. I'm sure no corn was used, but that is the word I would associate with that flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 15:46:55 | More by DIM
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is musty yeast and some light banana and cloves.

The flavor is musty yeast with a surprising sweet sugary fruitiness at the finish. The alcohol isn't obvious at all. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and kind of watery.

Overall, not a bad summer beer, but not too interesting for a saison - a little too sweet and the sweet sugary fruits don't jive well with the yeast funk.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 05:00:51 | More by Beaver13
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hwwty4

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Boulevard Tank 7 tulip. This beer pours a slightly hazy, lighter then School Bus Yellow with a massive 4 inch cap that leaves fingers of lacing all the way down the sides of the glass. The aroma was pretty prevalent from the pour. A slightly sulfuric aroma poured crept from the bottle right after opening it, just the way I like it. Damp earth, lemon zest, a hint of ground black pepper all mixed together with baled hay. I rather exciting nose from a American Saison. It has my hopes up. Unfortunately the flavor let them down rather considerably. The flavor profile seems to be a muddled jumble of flavors that are never really defined individually but do not come together as a whole either. Up front is the all to sweet mark of quite a bit of pale malts. It underlies the entirety of the flavor profile. Milled barley, slight clove, white pepper and just a bit of coriander. Almost no citrus or grass. Just a bit of wheat tang, no fruit and for some reason the after flavor really bothers me. I cant quite put my finger on the flavor but it irks me something badly. The mouthfeel is hands down the hardest aspect to nail on a Saison, and this one misses the mark. Medium bodied with almost a creamy aspect, not really dry at all. Sugary. Where are those high temperatures they were talking about. Other then the spices, I really don't think esters play that much of a role in the anything. I know I'm hard on Saisons. They are my favorite style and I really do love GD, but Colette just doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 00:56:35 | More by hwwty4
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-02-2013 21:30:10 | More by bulldogg915
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-29-2014 05:20:44 | More by cmwilliq
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-24-2013 03:30:53 | More by timjim1327
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-13-2013 10:55:55 | More by Travcofarms
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benfairbank


3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-07-2012 15:44:51 | More by benfairbank
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-04-2012 12:53:24 | More by rumorsofsurf
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-04-2012 22:54:19 | More by IdrinkGas
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Lelampp

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-24-2014 22:27:14 | More by Lelampp
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OldSchoolGamer

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think Great Divide is easily one of my favorite breweries. Their Imperial Stouts and IPAs are out of this world. However, I am not a Saison fan, so we will see if they can change my opinion about the style.

A: Pours a hazy, pale yellow or straw color. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Nice bubbly, white head that sticks around.

S: The first smell is very musty. Smells almost like sauerkraut. Some Belgian funk. Maybe some grassiness or something. Doesn't smell very appetizing.

T: Thankfully that sauerkraut smell doesn't come through in the taste. I get Belgian yeast. There is a earthy like flavor, almost like grass or something. Maybe some corn. There is just a hint of citrus, but you really have to look for it. Flavor is pretty bland overall. Nothing stands out.

M: I would say medium-light bodied. Some prickly carbonation. Yeah, thats about it.

D: You can probably tell by now that I don't care for this beer. So for me, the drinkability is gonna be kinda low due to the lack of decent flavor. I guess it is kind of refreshing. Drinks pretty smoothly.

Great Divide churned out a turd in my opinion. Its funny how they can make 'grand slam' beers like Yeti and Titan, but make average beers like this and Samurai. I still love Great Divide, but would have appreciated more effort or originality in this summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 18:27:21 | More by OldSchoolGamer
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muhler


3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-27-2012 20:13:48 | More by muhler
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-18-2012 17:45:34 | More by chrispoint
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-23-2012 02:01:37 | More by sweisel80
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fergster75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-07-2011 03:03:04 | More by fergster75
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Brunobstyle

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-06-2012 20:03:24 | More by Brunobstyle
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doof116

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-24-2012 21:44:44 | More by doof116
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-26-2012 06:25:08 | More by Dunkelhund
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-27-2012 21:57:36 | More by KegsAndEggs
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H0POFF

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-29-2014 04:14:03 | More by H0POFF
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-27-2012 21:24:46 | More by AllHailBeercules
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-08-2012 01:14:59 | More by Mlawrence
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.