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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,133 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 51 | 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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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-21-2013 13:08:13 | More by seavercm
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cowboy83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

10-20-2013 02:42:27 | More by cowboy83
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TheDoak

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-19-2013 00:46:23 | More by TheDoak
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-16-2013 13:55:31 | More by DrIPA
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-15-2013 23:32:03 | More by brauseboof
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delta490

Virginia

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
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-12-2013 18:08:23 | More by JohnBender
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-10-2013 00:14:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-03-2013 16:12:59 | More by Kmlund
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-03-2013 01:24:36 | More by OregonGrown7
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Cronkite11

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-01-2013 21:58:59 | More by Cronkite11
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

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
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-28-2013 22:22:49 | More by CelticAleMan
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-28-2013 06:24:58 | More by famous_mortimur
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-27-2013 03:39:05 | More by Jame515
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-27-2013 01:45:00 | More by pagesofphotographs
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-26-2013 00:32:04 | More by BillRoth
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-22-2013 02:44:14 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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bwarren82

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-21-2013 15:44:25 | More by bwarren82
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-18-2013 23:40:44 | More by sonofliberty2
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zestd

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-15-2013 04:44:34 | More by zestd
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C2H5

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-15-2013 00:54:45 | More by C2H5
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carlitos92

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-14-2013 22:06:45 | More by carlitos92
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caseyjacks

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-14-2013 18:52:19 | More by caseyjacks
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.