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Colette Farmhouse Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,331 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 34
Gots: 107 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a half finger of white head. Fairly Quick dissipation, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Yeasty Belgian aroma that hits on green apple tartness, light banana and a hint of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Green apple tartness at the forefront, with lesser notes of unripened banana. Zesty citrus notes. Light wheat undertone. Finishes with fruity twang and touch of spice.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with crisp, lively carbonation. Clean, semi-dry finish. Very nice drinker.

Overall - A nice saison, perfect for a hot summer day. Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but I could see myself putting away quite a few of these during a BBQ if Great Divide were to get distribution in Sacramento.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, spices and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. It looks pretty good, though more head would be nice. Scents of banana, honey, earthy yeast, wheat, citrus peel, mango, pineapple and floral hops. A rich, bright, fruity aroma with a good yeasty character as well. Quite nice. Flavor begins nicely sweet with spicy, funky Belgian yeast, moving into a more sour funk, with notes of citrus, pineapple, honey and wheat malt. The finish is spicy, with notes of coriander and some floral notes. Aftertaste is floral and spicy, with coriander notes. A very good, relatively complex flavor profile, very much a Belgian and a solid example of a saison. Very well executed. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate, prickly carbonation and a semi-drying feel. Very good and true to form for a saison. Overall this is a good saison. Great Divide managed to make a saison with a good deal of complexity, a nice flavor and aroma profile and good mouthfeel. A truly excellent beer.

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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.