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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

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 78 | 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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Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jwps214, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

BlueMoon10, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

freduardo, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.9%

MN_Beerticker, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of yeast spiciness, citrus, and grassy notes.

Tastes of a fairly refreshing citrus character with some sweetness underneath. Sharp wheat notes hit first, followed by a pleasant lemongrass note that is countered with a peppery spiciness. A bready, slightly grainy pale malt sweetness underlies everything, rounding out the taste. Fairly balanced between sweet and bitter, and has a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with an effervescence to it.

Overall, a very good American Saison that could become a staple of my yearly rotations.

ocelot2500, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jmccraney, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

JamieDuncan, Sunday at 07:20 PM
Photo of lucasj82
4/5  rDev +3.9%

lucasj82, May 12, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: A hazy burnt straw colored body. A white head disappears leaving only a ring with light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Very sugary sweet, yeast dominates, banana peel, fruits.

Taste: A tart opening leads to a grainy and yeasty body. Some banana is present. A somewhat tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: I just bought a single bottle of this, and I'm glad. It's a fine brew, but I wouldn't want this very often.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of lovindahops
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

lovindahops, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +3.9%

InfernoBoss, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Bendurgin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The pour is a hazy light straw color with lots of visible carbonation and lots of fluffy white head. And I mean a lot, I had to stop the pour into my glass from this twelve ounce bottle. The head reduces leaving behind sticky, soapy looking lace. The aroma is full your typical of a saison, lemon up front with biscuit and hints of pepper with slight hops kicking around the back of the nose. This smell has a lot of lemon up front in it. The taste follows the aroma nicely. Yeasty with a bit of spiciness and finishes with a bit of lemon zing. The abv on this is higher than I realized, but I would think it is much lower by the taste. This isn't really anything out of the ordinary but it seems to be done very well. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with ample carbonation and again, I wouldn't think this is over seven percent, highly drinkable.

Bendurgin, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of denver10
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Redoing my review for this since I have since given it a second shot and enjoyed it far more this time around.

Pours a sandy whitish yellow with a slight white head. Aroma is strongly belgian yeasty with some spiciness and pepper, sweet but bright lemon, and some wheat. Flavor pretty much followed suit. A medium bodied, active, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a nice beer but held back a little because its one I could only enjoy in moderation. My 16 oz pour was the perfect amount, I couldn't drink any more.

denver10, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of doughanson78
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Bright white 2 finger head. Hazy straw color. Looks like a Hefe. Decent lacing.

S: Cloves. Bananas. Citrusy. Light roasted caramel. Yeasty.

T: Cloves up front. Very tangy. Very sour lemony taste. Not much banana at all.

M: Light bodied. Kinda fizzy. Crisp.

O: Pretty decent beer for a hot day. Pretty refreshing. Not one I would seek out.

doughanson78, Jun 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

stortore, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Lucnifter, Sunday at 03:21 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

deadliest, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

JoeMans, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

leinie13, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy pale yellow color with an ultra bright white head, good lacing. Tart like fruitiness and phenolic tang on the nose. A touch sour. Faint dried banana and bubble gum.

Tart apple and pear with a touch of tropical fruit up front. Some medicinal flavors around mid palate, enough just to balance the sweetness, coupled by a spicy grassy yeast presence and a bright clean finish. Sour, yet subdued, fruity yet dry, complex yet pleasant. An overall fantastic and complex beer with incredible layers of flavor, perfect for spring, the only thing i could ask is for a bit less phenolic flavors. Otherwise, nothing less than great from Great Divide.

jtierney89, Apr 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Lob, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Cloudy light gold pour with a small white head. Aroma has light notes of yeast, grain and clove. Taste has funk, lemon, yeast and banana upfront backed by a a nice clove flavor. Can also taste some biscuit and a hint of bitterness. Light to medium body with light carbonation. Finishes with tastes of lemon and light clove lingering for a bit.

Karibourgeois, Saturday at 06:45 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

carteravebrew, Jun 15, 2012
Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.