Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- pours a hazy straw gold. Big pillowy white head persists well into the beer, probably due to the voluminous carbonation visible.
S- big fruity esters. Banana.
T- Belgian yeast dominates initially but quickly disappears into the sweetness of the malt bill.
M-true to style, thinner. A slight bit of fizziness.
O- a really nice interpretation of the farmhouse style.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2013 19:13:27 | More by delta490
3.41/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Sampled on tap 1702, Tucson, AZ; May 2012
Arrives from the tap with a frothy, initially one-finger thick, pale tan, mostly white head. The beer is a hazy, straw gold color. The nose smells of light, lemon like citrus, earthy coriander, grassy herbs, crushed pale malt / grain
The flavor is mostly dry up front, but has a full grassy malt / grain flavor to it and finishes with a hint of tartness. It definitely has a full on earthy coriander like flavor that is a touch on the dirty side. The carbonation provides some prickly texture, but isn’t really effervescent. I like the chewy grain / malt character that this beer has, it provides an almost creamy texture to the palate as well. The finish has some yeast spiciness and phenolics to it that help to further dry out the beer. Hints of citrus are noticeable from time to time in the flavor, and these get a touch more pronounced as the beer warms up. Other fruit notes of pear, and perhaps a touch of floral apple are also noticeable.
Not bad, the dirty coriander note (whether from the fermentation character or actual coriander) is a touch too much. I do like the texture that this beer has, it is nice without being too heavy.
Serving type: on-tap
09-30-2013 02:55:07 | More by Gueuzedude
4.58/5 rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I compare all farmhouse ales to Oxbow’s farmhouse pale, criticize my benchmark all you want but it’s a near perfect beer. The "Colette" is nearly as good, i’m very happy with the aroma and taste, it represents the style quite well. I wish it was more readily available.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 01:47:26 | More by mjstacker
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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